Textiles Inspiration: Collier & Campbell

A talented pair of sisters Susan Collier and Sarah Campbell started designing their Textiles in the 1960’s. They loved painting and drawing and managed to permeate all their work with spirited, joyous colour. Their 50 years worth of designs are extremely varied and range from small floral patterns to loose  and vibrant, abstract forms. They originally worked as designers for Liberty of London Prints and were well known for painting many of Liberty’s most famous and best selling patterns.

Egyptian Birds by Collier and Campbell

They famously went on to work with other design houses in the apparel and home furnishing markets such as Marks & Spencer, Habitat, House Of Fraser, Cacherel, Jaeger and Yves Saint Laurent.

Collier and Campbell recently celebrated 50 years in business with the an exhibition at The National Theatre in London, the launch of  their label, a new collection for House of Fraser and new designs for Marks & Spencer but unfortunately the elder sister Susan Collier died this May, so this blog post is an homage to her and thanks to them both for being such amazing ‘textiles inspirations’.

Gwyn

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