Up and coming Brazilian designer Luisa Farani has used our design for her charming kids wear collection, created especially for Brazil's Dias das crinças (Kids' Day), exclusively for fashion retailer Ortiga.
Design consultant Khristian Howell’s marvelous book, Color + Pattern: 50 Playful Exercises for Exploring Pattern Design, a book of tips, tutorials, and inspiration for pattern makers, has just come out. We were asked to contribute our own design exercise, and our work also appears in a chapter on studying the successful collections of others. Khristian says, “The Sisters Gulassa create pure magic with their eclectic collections. They have a wonderful gift for threading patterns together with a common theme, color story, or style that is always dynamic and intriguing.”
According to Vogue Brasil Luisa Farani is a name to watch. Her newest 'We ♥ Miami' collection for summer 2016 was inspired by the famous graffiti of the Wynwood Arts District in Miami. The designer describes the collection by saying that "it, like Miami, combines elements of urban and beach, with lots of attitude." And the flashy yet sophisticated Sisters Gulassa prints commissioned for the collection fit quite neatly into this sensibility.
Most fun aspect of collaborating with Luisa and Paula Farani: they're SISTERS, like us!
We have been selected to be part of the VIDA Voices Designer Showcase—and we are really proud to be associated with this innovative new socially-responsible company, which is supported by a number of high-profile backers.
VIDA is an e-commerce site that is keeping prices low by cutting out the middle men and connecting designers, producers and consumers directly with each other. It also offers its workers a living wage and has set up education and literacy programs to fight global exploitation in the garment industry.
We came up with our own fanciful translation of the word, to describe our trip to Brazil last month: good success! Because that's exactly what we had. Our itinerary was full, but we covered a lot of ground.
First we checked in with Artimage, licensee of our digital prints (see photos below). Then we represented a number of international designers at Première Vision São Paulo, the world's largest fabric fashion show. And last, we connected with Stampa Studio's Daniela Brum, a designer whose style rivals ours in riotous color and sheer exuberance.
All deeds accomplished while surrounding ourselves with inspiration from the lush scenery and vibrant art of this gorgeous country. We'll be back Brazil, because we are in love with you!