The Iris Collection
The Iris Collection
The collaborative studio Jill & Gill, made up of illustrator Jill Deering and printmaker Gillian Henderson, celebrate their first birthday in business together with the launch of their first solo show dedicated to fashion icon Iris Apfel. The first exhibition for the duo, will see them design and create 25 unique screen printed artworks.
The prints, a portrait of Iris Apfel, will embodied her colourful style and sophistication and a playful sense of humour to match. Each one-off print was printed on 300gsm Arches cotton paper, with each layer of the image screen-printed in a multitude of finishes and hand embellishments, informed by her eclectic permutations of designer clothing and exotic accessories.
We closed the exhibition on April 2nd with a sold-out show, delighted its only fitting that we ended the show with an Iris quote and one of our favorites,'you don’t find out who you are unless you work at it' - Iris Apfel' We worked and we found out who Jill & Gill are, hopefully, you have an idea now too.
Who is Iris Apfel?
At 96, "geriatric starlet" Iris Apfel has her priorities straight. According to Apfel, great personal style is about knowing yourself, staying curious, and maintaining a sense of humor. Her career as an interior designer and textile maker has taken her to far corners of the world: to obscure Tunisian bazaars in pursuit of rare antique fabrics, or to Washington D.C. to spearhead a White House restoration project for the Kennedys. In 2005, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art showcased her explosive, exuberant personal collection of accessories, fabrics and garments. Iris, a documentary about her life, hit theaters in April 2015 and can be watched on Netflicks today, we highly recommend it!.
When it comes to expressing your individuality through fashion, there is no authority more seasoned than Iris Apfel.