The collection was inspired in large part by Irving Penn, the man himself, and by Penn’s photography work and his platinum prints. These references were translated by Gunny + Galloon into several original, custom designed prints that were printed in our studio utilizing several wildly different surface treatments. The collection’s bold black & white prints mimic ‘cigarette burn’ polka dots and ombré splatters printed with a subtly textured rubber pigment, the crackle print and a dripping abstract floral printed using foil transfer printing, gold leaf stamping and a subtly textured rubber print.
The ombré “latex” screen-print, inspired by the work of abstract expressionist Barnett Newman, was designed by Gunny + Galloon to mimic the look of leather. Variations in the color serve to create added depth and texture while maintaining the lightness of a spring collection. Gunny + Galloon also provided full production support for this project were the original placed print was altered and graded to fit each individual pattern piece ranging in size from 0-12.
Gunny + Galloon was commissioned to develop a surface treatment inspired by the work of 80s minimalist painter, Robert Ryman. For this project, we treated cashmere like a painter’s canvas; first airbrushing it with shades of turquoise and mustard and hand-painting heavy brushstrokes of white pigment that naturally cracked to resemble a painted canvas. .