Palais Royal Rose
A bold, modern floral featuring photographic, hand-drawn, and watercolor elements.


What is an artificial garden? Every garden is an artificial amalgamation of curated plants. Artificial plants lack beauty, unless they so closely resembel real that they are indistinguishable. So I focused on other requirements - the on-trend target demographic, the bold scale, the juxtaposition of manipulated photographs and traditional media. I used photos of roses I took in Paris, my own art, and edged it all with a stripe created from photos of a metal bar, which edges the print.

Why does your design stand out?

The fashion-forward pattern is bold and eye-catching in color and scale. It features an intriguing melding of media. It has the beauty of a traditional floral and the edginess of a Pollack-inspired avante-garde abstract.

Which kind of brands do you imagine using your design?

This is a high-end, feirce-feminine look. Printed on quality fabric it would be natural on many runways - it could be a Chanel scarf, a Trina Turk tunic, a Cynthia Rowley dress. Printed on less expensive fabric, it would be perfect on a Desigual summer dress or a Topshop jumpsuit.

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