Printspiration: The Together Story Behind The Prints
At Together we are passionate about prints!
The design team work with exclusive London print designers and artists to create Together’s signature looks. Prints are so key to Together and enable us to create a unique and distinctive collection.
Kerrie our head of design gives you a behind the scenes look at how our prints are brought to life
“We are extremely lucky to have an in house print designer. Penel, has worked with Together for over 20 years and spends hours at the Together head office hand painting prints to give them that extra special Together touch.
Penel has worked with Together all over all the world, and even when she moved to Australia she would to travel to our Hong Kong office to work with the UK design team when they were in town. A true Together girl!
Here is a sneak peak of a print that she has been creating for our new Spring/Summer 2018 collection!
We also work with some amazing London print Houses, each season they present us with a wonderful array of prints and we spend hours looking through hundreds of swatches. In fact there are just too many to choose from!
Our print meetings are a hub of activity and we love to get all of the Together team involved to help us make our decisions.
It is always so interesting to see everyone’s reactions to the new prints and their ideas for what the styles they will become. The design process at Together is such a team effort and we love it!
As with most fashion collections we start by creating mood boards. We research trends and take inspiration from everywhere.
The prints are such an integral part of this research and really help us to start visualising the collection, even at this early stage.
Once the mood boards are complete, and we have a look and feel for each part of the collection we are then able to design into each group creating the silhouettes and eventually product samples.
OUR MOOD BOARDS
Here are three prints from the Autumn/Winter 2017 collection and the stories behind them:
When we first saw this print we just knew it was the perfect partner for denim but the intricate soft rose design gives it a romantic and feminine edge. The addition of lace to the blouse and double layer top make these perfect Together pieces.
DRESSED TO IMPRESS
Teal is such a strong tone for the Autumn/Winter season, and we instantly fell in love with this abstract print. Our wrap top and embellished waist dress feature on trend sleeve details combined with this fabulous print for stylish Autumn glamour.
Muted pastel tones are key this season but can be quite difficult to wear. This botanical print is a perfect combination of dusky heather and soft rose to compliment most skin tones. We simply love the double layer look which is so flattering and versatile so our print blouse and dress are must have pieces.
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