Do you often wonder what your alternative job may be or are you fortunate enough to be doing what you love? When my husband was eight he wanted to be an editor at The Guardian and guess what, he is. I wanted to be a theatre production designer and guess what…
Margo Selby was destined to become a textile designer.
Margo trained at Chelsea College of Art and Design and The Royal College of Art. Responding to the overwhelming demand for her fabrics following her graduation, Margo began to develop relationships with weaving mills to explore the possibilities of production and launched her first collection in 2003. It was at this point that she united her innovative hand-woven structures with industrial machinery to create the first 3-dimensional fabrics that were to become the trademark of the Margo Selby brand.
Her new Santa Fe collection is perhaps her most innovative and ambitious collection to date - a multipurpose range where some signature patterns have been upscaled and where some textures are embossed and puckered. My favourite is the debut of Margo’s fabric Japanese-inspired panels that magnify her designs.
Otero, Logan and Newton
Otero is made up of interlocking shapes filled with a pinstripe detail and woven using a combination of viscose and heat shrink yarns to create a quilted effect that is soft to the touch.
The Logan fabric is a bold design featuring clear shapes and clean lines. Inspired by Japanese indigo fabrics it is woven using a combination of soft viscose and heat shrink yarns that give the stripes a subtle, embossed effect.
Newton features natural repetitive curves with a nod to Art Deco. Woven using silk and heat shrink yarns these fabrics combine a luxurious shine with a subtle puckered texture.
Thank goodness Margo Selby played with textiles as a child and the history in her family of women making textiles inspired her to find her true vocation.