A curious picture, I went to SARA C's page, and BOOM! My attraction was instant, emotional and completely visual. Bold, colourful, natural, DEVINE! On further investigation, I was delighted to discover that SARA C, aka Sarah Cohen, is also inspired by and respectful of the environment. Each garment is individually hand made in Britain using eco-friendly processes and fabrics. As if this wasn't enough to get my design crush going, I discover that she is visually inspired by similar things to be: tree bark, silhouetted tree branches, the pattern in concrete street pavers (my Instagram is FULL of such images).
Sara Cohen was a London-based advertising executive and photographer who needed a break from the big city. She spent seven weeks travelling around England in the family campervan where she discovered "untouched England". An empty, uniquely picturesque country where nature tells millions of tiny, perfect stories. Sara photographed and drew what she saw, and the result is her collections: Nature’s Edge and Nature Lust. Reflecting the wild beauty of England, Australia and Mexico, graphic natural shapes are infused with bright washes of colour. These unique prints are at the very heart of the Sara C brand.
There are some beautifully modelled pictures of the work on her website. However I want to predominately share with you my favourite images from Instagram where you can get a feel for the textile itself - up close and personal. Feast your eyes!
Antheros (above): 'All that remained from a beautiful bunch of flowers bought at Columbia Road flower market, I love the colour, shape and texture of these stamens. So beautiful, so striking so simple. Nature often gets it perfectly right.'
Roseland: 'This print was inspired on a trip to Cornwall (above). On a grey, rainy day I took the coast path around the Roseland peninsula. On this walk I got stopped in my tracks but this beautiful but moody silhouette of trees. I love the simplicity of this picture, the patterns and shapes within the trees. These silhouettes are brought to life with the contrasting textured yellow of the background print'.
Swirl: Sunshine and Midnight - 'The eye is naturally drawn to the colours and shapes within this flower, creating patterns within patterns.'