|Craig Lawrence LFW SpringSummer 12: pencil & gouache|
'The models were enchanting sea creatures. Adorned in the metallic threads of a fisherman’s net or wrapped seaweed, in the colours of the ocean and washed up treasures and sun baked sand, with headpieces like sea coral reefs. Craig presented a rich and textured collection of knitwear in a palette of pastel and muted hues, run with metallic details.....Craig Lawrence collaborated with Swarovski Elements for this collection which gave a sparkle of luxury to his intricately knitted designs. Swarovski Pale Crystal yarns and fibres had been woven into individual pieces...'
You can read Miranda's full article in Amelia's Magazine - HERE.
This, by chance not design, turned out to be my 2nd 'white' illustration of three - Ziad Ghanem, this, then Elisa Palomino's utterly fantastical 'A Fairy Dance' ruffled full length dress with incredible white lily head dress (as in next post) - all done with permanent white gouache. The construction of this dress was incredibly delicate so the brushwork had to be as well. I used very diluted gouache, hoping that it would dry to a more accurate beige colour, but it has still come out a bit too white in the end.