I was asked by the lovely people at Channel 4's award winning daytime TV show Find It Fix It Flog It to design a bespoke retro fabric so the talented Gemma Longworth could kit out a classic campervan with it. I spotted Gemma on the telly box working her magic with my fabric to create some funky curtains for the van. I really enjoyed the challenge of designing for TV production & loved this fun & unique brief. You can find my fabric design featured on episode 11 of series 3 around 28:00 | 37.10 | 41.49.
I was asked to create a 70’s campervan fabric that looked as authentic as possible. I drew all of the motifs by hand from scratch then worked them up digitally. The flowers are all my own unique motifs & the design is a bespoke original. Whilst drawing & selecting the colour palette I carried out extensive research & looked at popular floral shapes, retro trends, listened to 1970s music & kept showing the artwork to people who lived the 70s experience so I could get some honest feedback.
I was asked to work & get it printed super fast... I worked until the early hours to get it out in time! I think I completed a 24hr design turnaround for this completely bespoke design in a repeat tile & it took around 48hrs for the finished fabric itself. The world of TV works quick!
You can also watch a video of the fabric in production on my Facebook page.
With special thanks to my printer Fashion Formula for being amazing & helping me with such a fast turn around! Oh & you might just see another project of mine (& me) popping up in a later episode. I have completed various TV production bits lately both off & on camera, all top secret for now though... I really enjoy designing for TV production, it was such a fun challenge! I feel lucky to have been given so many different opportunities within my design career, no two days or creative briefs are the same & it keeps me on my toes!