There is no denying that my time at MONA (Museum of Old & New Art) elected an untouched state of mind deep within me. The music and lighting all contributed to what was and certainly felt like an intense moody environment. At times a little creepy, although for the most part, the perfect setting for reflection and deep thought. The art was of course subjective, evoked emotion and reaction, arguably the very thing that art is meant to do.
My day at MONA made me appreciate the vast amount of differences that lie between Artists, the little details, the colour palettes, the minimalism.
Have you been to MONA? What did you think?
I was so thrilled to have exhibited in New York City at the leading Trend Forecasting Event in the world, Premiere Vision. To have my studio be a part of such a large industry event was a huge goal of mine and it feels so amazing to have been a part of the Spring Summer Trends in Fashion for 2017.
The Britt Laspina Studio exhibited a number of prints that fell under different collections, including a Floral, Tribal, Oriental, Monochrome and Watercolour Blues Collection. This collection is still open for preview under the Print Design section on the website, login details can be granted upon request.
Safe to say the show was a success and I'm so excited to have some amazing new clients based in New York, Boston, Cape Cod and The Hamptons.
I also had the pleasure of being interviewed by New York writer, Natalie Zfat for Apparel News, California.
It would be poor taste to list all of the incredible people that I met, but something that will make my local Australian readers laugh is Peter Alexander decided to approach and introduce himself to me. After hearing my accent he immediately asked if I was from Sydney or Melbourne, much to his shock I answered " Ahh.. Brisbane actually!" Yes Peter, you heard me! The look on his face still makes me laugh, if Miranda Kerr and the G20 can't put Brisbane on the map than maybe I might have to keep trying..
Thanks for reading. Love Britt xx
I recently collaborated with Australian Label Morrisday to design a custom Marble print for them. As many of you may know or even assume, this print isn't something I would traditionally design.
With that being said, I love this collaboration for so many reasons. Along with it being a nice change, I really do enjoy designing simple monochrome prints.
I feel this collaboration also represents my diversity and willingness to deliver my full potential to a client and their personal brief. While most times I will not design something if it is not true to myself, I do pride myself on always trying to ensure I deliver content that is as close to my clients vision as possible.
This Marble print can now be purchased from Morrisday via their online store, or locally via one of their Stockists such as Princess Polly, Verge Girl, Mishkah, Coco Bella or Hazel Mai Boutique.
I always love my print collaborations with Ruby Yaya Fashion. If I do say so myself, I think they captivate the eyes of many. Owner Melissa, has such a creative eye and knows just what to do with my colourful prints when they come her way. This particular print, is a unique Mandala with a spotty modern twist.
Aussie model Madi Edwards rocks this print that comes in two colour ways and is featured on three different styles of frocks. Keep your eyes peeled for this fun loving print in a fab boutique near you, Ruby Yaya is popping up everywhere!
Love Britt xx
I had the pleasure of being featured in Bio Paks current Artist Print Series, artwork from Australian and New Zealand artists printed on their 8oz, 12oz and 16oz single wall and double wall BioCups. A great opportunity for me, as my design has now been printed on a quarter of a million cups worldwide!
My Print, "Melon Crush" is a hand painted watercolour design. It embodies all things summer, from fresh juicy fruits, to bright neon hues and healthy living. It’s carefree brush strokes and watercolour blends symbolise the watermelons natural place in our environment, earth and soil. The artworks mirror effect represent my eye for symmetry, pattern and style, making this fruity piece unique, eye catching and memorable.
Photos with the cups are trending on Instagram under the hash tag #BioCupPrintSeries - and that is exactly where I found Cafe Dezire, a local coffee shop that is a proud supporter and stockist of Bio Cup. Of course, I had to go and check it out. I was pleasantly surprised with the food and level of service that they had. It was such a cool experience getting to drink out of my own cup design!
Stay tuned for more Bio Pak updates.
I recently collaborated with International Swimwear Label Plumeria Swimwear. Owner Gabrielle seemed professional and sweet. After a few emails it didn’t take us long to come up with a design style for her next collection.
I hand painted each flower and leaf to this print design individually, allowing me to place them creatively and as I chose. As you can see, the design (like most of my others) Is symmetrical. I think that is one of the things that makes this design even more special.
As well as the print, I love the bikini design as it is different and makes the swimsuit even more unique.
To view my Britt Laspina print for Plumeria Swimwear, or to view their other amazing products visit their website at: www.plumeriaswimwear.com/shop
I’ve always wanted to have my print on a product that is my own. A lot of what I do with my designs are collaborations with other companies, artists and designers; so for me this bag was a very special piece.
This custom BRITT LASPINA Beach Bag features a unique pastel hand water colour painted print. The bag is made from a strong canvas material and is 100% Australian Hand Made.
Above: Tatjana Catic wearing The Britt Laspina Beach Bag (Sold Out)
The piece, can be pre ordered in advance as it is now currently sold out. I can’t wait to share with you all new pieces I release.
These pieces resonate with me deeply. They are my symbolic reminder, to experiment, not only with design styles, but with design mediums as well. It all started late one night after dinner and drinks, I returned home and decided to start creating. As you may have already noticed, they are not symmetrical, nor do they embody any qualities of my usual line work.
I assume that the differentiating qualities that the pieces hold, unlike other works of mine, are what makes them so unique to me. I really do love most things floral, including surrounding my workspace with fresh flowers from the Farmers Markets. I can't wait to create more pieces like these two, free flowing and easy on the eye.
Love Britt xx
ROSE LEAF LOVE
This print entitled Rose Leaf Love was inspired by all the pretty pastels I saw whilst in Morocco and the pattern from the side of a cathedral I saw in Florence. I am a big lover of symmetry, and the amount of line work in this image represents that.
Flat Lay Credits: Prada Shoe, Kate Spade Clutch, Vinatge Necklace.
This mixed media print was originally a photograph taken over the balcony in my Riad while in Marrakech, Morocco. At the time, I had no idea why or what it was going to be; however what I did know is that it was going to be a special capture. The pink that you see was originally a burnt orange, which was the colour of the walls.
Flat Lay Credits: Prada Clutch, Marni Necklace.
This print is a subtle combination of watercolour line and shape work, hand painted it proves to be subtle yet chic. Mint Mosaics, a name again taken from my time in Morocco is represented in this print by it’s colours and design. I saw so many simple repeat patterns that I had to include one in this collection.
Sunlit Souks is a watercolour print that represents the feeling I had when walking through the streets and souks in Marrakech. I wanted to show how warm it was through the blurred line effect you see within the watercolour detailing.
Flat Lay Credits: Ralph Lauren Heel, YSL Clutch
The name “Citrus Charm” came from the amount of zesty meals I had whilst in Marrakech, in combination with all of the snake charmers in the middle of the Medina. A lot of my work is made from a variety of mediums, wether it be water colours and ink pens or acrylic pants and oils.. so for me, I felt it only natural to combine two different influences into one name for this Watercolour Print.
Flat Lay Credits: Kate Spade Clutch, Cat Hammill Bangle.
The name Riad Riots comes from the level of absolute chaos in the streets I saw everyday. I thought this print was a great fit for that, while it is symmetrical, there is still a lot going on, and I think that is represented by the human eye not knowing where the main focus is found initially.
Flat Lay Credits: Lanvin Boots, Chanel Perfum and Make up.
I was so excited to have a collection with The Dairy. Owner Cam, is such a friendly, professional and easy going guy. I wanted to create a collection that had something in it for everyone; and while it wasn’t easy, I managed to do it. Fun Fact: Each case is printed in Australia!
Pictured Above is one of the dozen prints I designed for Australian Label Sabo Skirt. This Britt Laspina print was originally hand painted, using three different watercolours.
I remember the day I started painting this design, I was just playing around and not really expecting anything to come from it. Those are the projects that always turn out the best for me.
Client Sabo Skirt managed to stretch the print out over a number of different styles and products. I later purchased many of these items off their website to feature in my samples collection. I learnt from this, that every collaboration is a learning experience.
After we returned from Europe I had some exciting projects to look forward to.
This Pineapple print was one of the first Watercolour Paintings I ever did. I never imaged it being on Fabric, or even yet, being sold to a future client. A special original illustration it is, that turned out to appear in front of many more people than myself.
Above Photos: Models Sheridyn fisher and Renee Somerfield wear the Pineapple Print for Client Sabo Skirt in Bali.
Above Photo: Wearing the Sabo Skirt Playsuit in my Studio, wearing Sonia Rykiel Heels, Hermes and Hardy Brothers Jewels. Taken by the talented Fashion Photographer Bonnie Cee.
This was one of my first Textile Collaborations, I couldn’t believe how excited I was to see the final product. I had drawn this Mandala Print sitting in my apartment in Milan, my family were watching a movie and I was feeling creative. I was so excited to use the pens that my Boyfriend Angus bought me in Switzerland, St Mortiz.
I absolutley love love love how these photos turned out. Ruby Yaya has such amazing style, I would describe it as “Chic Bohemian” for the everyday woman.
Ruby Yaya wholesale their clothing, so to shop this print view their stockists at http://www.rubyyaya.com/stockists/
Much Love, Britt xx