Walking the streets of India, viewing an extraordinary range of Temples and Mosques, featuring delicate pastel shades and inspiring pigmented blocks of colour. Pure cotton displaying a range of extravagant hand-dyed fabrics, layered by screen-printed patterns inspired by India’s most amazing landmarks. The luxurious, yet wild silhouettes may be spotted en-route to Lakme Fashion Week.
Bobby Campbell’s collection began back in 2017, after spending three weeks touring India, from the throusands of photographs taken whilst being there, she was then able to choose details from these, including a luxurious range of colours and textures, which were then used to create patterns for her collection, ‘Cultural Textile Treasures’.
when developing techniques for the textiles within Bobby’s collection, she wanted to keep her techniques traditional, to run with her Indian based concept. After creating many hours worth of screen print and block print development samples, she decided to use her screen printing skills to create her collection fabrics. By hand-dying approximately 60 meters of cotton, then layering contrasting prints over to create the most extravagant pigmented shades.
Throughout the collection ‘Cultural Textile Treasures’ as a whole, working with a varied colour palette works fabulously, each garment featuring extravagant patterns to compliment each other. The modest feel to the collection keeps it contemporary and flowing. She did many of her designs using CAD, to keep the look of her styles pure and modern, using the best tools to show shades, patterns and details within each individual piece.