Rebecca of the Clothes Horse featured two pieces from our AW13 collection Sea and Selkie in two delightful outfit posts. What made these posts even more special was that Rebecca shot them whilst on holiday in Ireland. I can't think of a better setting to evoke the legends and mystique of the sea that inspired this collection.
I love that Rebecca mentioned the origins of the Seafarer print in her post:
"This Book of Deer Seafarer kilt arrived right before I left and instantly went from it's mailing package into my suitcase with barely a breath of PA air inbetween. The painting on it was originally painted on a pillowcase by a fellow sailor on the designer's Grandfather's ship. Is that so interesting? I feel as if sailors and soldiers are often depicted as these rough, manly men, but there's actually a wealth of art that has come from ships. Have you seen aSailor's Valentine (which were probably not made by the sailors, but it is still secretly my dream to receive one of these one day)? There's a wealth of other examples of detailed artwork historically coming from sailors--from knots to intricately carved pipes and pieces of bone. The pillowcase-now-skirt feels almost like a piece of history and depicts a ship on a stormy sea and the weather certainly echoed that image on our day--perhaps it even summoned it. Winds and rain had kept us inland most of my visit to Northern Ireland, but we braved the weather on this day for a drive down to a cute coastal town in Ireland. These pictures were taken quickly on a small beach between rain showers--you can see the mountains of Northern Ireland on the other side of the water." Rebecca of The Clothes Horse
Big thank you to Rebecca for spreading the story of Book of Deer and giving our designs such a wonderful platform.