In the world of fashion where it has been said that “one day you’re in and the next day you’re out,” designer Gwenno James has discovered that creating timeless, one-of-a-kind clothing from hand-printed fabrics has become her own mantra for success.
Using traditional textile techniques such as silk screening, marbling and blueprinting, James considers each fabric piece as a fluid canvas onto which an original surface design emerges … one color, one brushstroke, one imprint at a time.
To mark the two-year anniversary of her store and textile studio on Beacon’s Main Street this month, Gwenno James Fashion & Fabric Creations will host an event at 7 p.m. on Saturday July 12, called Uniquely You, where the designer will illustrate how she draws inspiration from patterns in nature and how these intricate designs inform her creative process.
“I often gather leaves, flowers and feathers as I walk along the Hudson riverfront and I print these images onto my clothing,” James said. “Observing the individual beauty in nature I am reminded of how unique we all are.”
The Gwenno James store is located at 17 East Main St., Beacon. Visit gwennojames.com.