Peggotty Christensen’s spring line boasts vibrant colors and unique patterns. This artful couture begins with white silk stretched in frames that is suspended and painted with fiber reactive dyes and then steam set for permanence.
Once painted, the fabric is washed, cut and sewn into a finished garment. Christensen works from her home studio. She hand paints all of the fabric for her garments using discharge, devoré, resists, and washes.
Christensen is inspired by the surrounding Arizona landscape and Southwest art. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and she sells her pieces through select shops and boutiques.
Fabulous One-of-a-Kind Fashion Textiles for Spring
1. Artistic Fashion Textiles - The trend of hand-painted couture garments offers disruptive innovation opportunities for fashion designers to create one-of-a-kind pieces with vibrant colors and unique patterns.
2. Sustainable Fabric Creation - The trend of using fiber reactive dyes and steam setting for permanence provides disruptive innovation opportunities for textile industries to create eco-friendly and long-lasting fabrics.
3. Local Artisanal Studios - The trend of home-based studios like Peggotty Christensen's offers disruptive innovation opportunities for artists to create and sell their hand-painted garments through direct-to-consumer channels, bypassing traditional retail.
1. Fashion Design - The fashion design industry can explore the trend of hand-painted couture to create unique garments with vibrant colors and one-of-a-kind patterns.
2. Textile Manufacturing - The textile manufacturing industry can embrace the trend of sustainable fabric creation using fiber reactive dyes and steam setting to produce eco-friendly and durable fabrics.
3. Art Galleries and Boutiques - Art galleries and boutiques can tap into the trend of showcasing and selling hand-painted couture garments created by local artisans like Peggotty Christensen.