Designed as part of our NEW WAVE collective Paradisi 1 is a wonderful surreal design on a stunning metallic gold pad which adds depth and a wonderful shimmering backdrop for the birds and animal printed plants that make up this extra special design, pair with paradisi 2 a stunning floral trail from the same designer.
Emma J Shipley’s design career got off to a flying start when the legendary fashion boutique Browns snapped up her Royal College of Art graduate collection of printed scarves. She went on to win Emerging Fashion Brand at the WGSN Global Fashion Awards in 2013.
Shipley is the third designer to have come up with two prints for the New Wave Collective. Her flowing, botanical Paradisi I and Paradisi II designs started life as meticulously detailed pencil drawings, part-inspired by the Arts & Crafts designs of William Morris. ‘The designs are a modern take on traditional Arts & Crafts patterns, given an exotic and surreal edge,’ she says. In Shipley’s hands, this translates as hummingbirds swooping between leopard-print butterflies and cheetah-spotted leaves. Intricate in execution, the slightly subversive monochrome designs also have an utterly timeless sensibility.