For our designer Pat Bravo's Nuncia collection and fabric lookbook, we really wanted to put a big apparel focus on these fabrics! The main reason being that this collection has an eclectic, bohemian flair that can work so well with various garments.
For inspiration, we created mood boards that were based around a free-spirited, romantic aesthetic with a 70's vibe as well as taking ideas from embellished textiles and accessories found in marketplaces across the globe.
With all of this in mind guiding us for visual references, we also knew we wanted to create boho jackets, blouses, pants, and dresses which make perfect, transeasonal pieces...especially with fall right around the corner! Deciding to do something different and fun for a change, we had some of our own AGF ladies at home office pick their favorite print from this collection and pair it with a pattern of their choice.
We hope you enjoy getting to know some of our team and what they decided to create for their own #handmadefashion.
Noemely // Graphic Design "I have to say, the pattern was my first love in this beautiful creation. I knew that for this dress, rayon was a MUST and I am a sucker for long, flowy dresses. The “Paisleys Forever Turquoise” print in rayon caught my attention and immediately I knew that this intricate, floral paisley print would give this pattern the life it deserves. As you can see this dress is elegant enough for a romantic evening dinner but still comfortable enough to run errands on a Saturday."
Jessica // Production"I chose the “Paisleys Forever Boheme” print because I liked the teardrop-shaped design. I have always been a fan of the 70’s fashion and culture, and this print reminds me so much of that era. My personal style is very bohemian and I like pieces that flow organically and finding this print in rayon, I couldn’t resist making a set of pants and kimono."
Sarah // Textile Design
“The Always Do Good” print definitely stood out to me being a delicate, small-scale floral. This fun, ditsy floral set against black was the perfect complement to a wide flare. This print is so easy and effortless to pair with boots or heels, and a flowy top!"
"I chose the "Just More Red" print because when I saw it, the first thing that came to my mind is that it looked like velvet fabric and loved how it would look on a jacket. The color pops a lot on your skin, and it’s perfect for everyday wear. The patches that were added to the jacket are from the print NUC-11982 where we fussy cut some flower repeats, paisleys, and hand-stitched gypsy crochet shisha mirror applique gave that extra touch to the jacket. As a cotton, it’s easy and comfortable to use and to give more structure with a clean finish, we used DEN-OYD-6002 for the lining."
“I loved the simplicity and classic look of the “Goodness Thoughts” print and picked a pattern that complimented the voluminous sleeves of this blouse, and a touch of red never fails! Cotton was the best choice for this puff-sleeve effect.”
Jannelle // Marketing "The reason why I choose the ‘Pretty Eyes Twinkly’ print was that it reminded me of the inner, fierce attitude I have! From afar it’s a gorgeous, yellow print but up-close you’ll see those bold cheetah eyes. This oversized jacket was perfect for the cotton substrate because of the quilty stitching details. To match my sass, we brought “Phoebe” the wiener dog, to rock this look too!"
To find out which prints and patterns we used for these garments, as well as other inspiration with Pat's collection, just browse through our "Nuncia Fabric Lookbook!"