SEEKING ARTISTIC EXPRESSION
©Aisling Duffy (Designs, 5Y8)
Sprayed Pollock style, in drips or in pure abstractions, “hand painted” effects are created in all sectors. Aisling Duffy (Designs, 5Y8) takes a brush to floral prints for a deliberately offbeat garden. And patterns call for a hand-drawn look: Gentili (Fabrics, 5K21) traces red lines on a blood-red repeatless pattern that seems to spill out of the silky fabric. For figured coats, the strength of pictorial handwork combines with the generous warmth of mohair, it too broadly brushed, at Marini & Cecconi (Fabrics, 5L42-5M41).