Last week, Ainsworth-Noah of Atlanta hosted a cocktail showing of Travers' new fabric collection, Stanmore. Inspired by an exhibit of Norman Parkinson's fashion photography, Erin Finn, Travers Design Director, used the photos' ornate Indian settings as a starting point for her latest collection. And indeed, when you look at the new fabrics, you do see the influence of these photos.
What I found to be most striking about the new collection is the starring role that texture plays. There are embroidered flowers and vases, appliquéd flowers (made from laser-cut petals), and crewelwork that is anything but old-fashioned looking. One of my favorite prints is Changmai Chine, which is a fresh and lively take on a traditional warp print. In fact, most of the new fabrics are based on historical fabric styles, but they have been given rejuvenated appearances thanks to updated colors and motifs.
To see these fabrics for yourself, visit Ainsworth-Noah or your local Zimmer-Rohde showroom.
A few of the Norman Parkinson photos that influenced this collection.
All photos are the copyright of Jennifer Boles for The Peak of Chic