Last week I was invited to the launch of the new Zandra Rhodes bed linen collection at Sterling Furniture. I was so obsessed with her last release that I had to go along and have a look. The floor was decorated as if it was a bedroom, and all the props came from Zandra’s house! I fell head over heels for the glittery swans.
We all got to have a little Q&A with Zandra and she went through her sketchbook to explain her design process.
When explaining how her love of colour came around Zandra told of how her Mum used to make her clothes when she was a child, and they were always colourful. Ever since then she has infused her life with colour, her home has rainbow floors and she never wears black, or leaves the house without some colourful make up on.
As a textile designer Zandra has always done all of her own in house printing and still sketches from a notebook, she calls textile designers the Cinderella stories of fashion, always working in the background. She found herself in the limelight when she first graduated, no one would buy her fabric designs so she started making dresses to showcase the prints and the rest is history.
When it comes to beds Zandra believes they should be the focal point of the room, and that changing them should change the whole rooms feel. I am so in love with her Vader bed set, I can’t wait to dress my bed in it!
Jumper – Marlee & Fee
Custom Rings – Bonnie Bling
Skirt – Isolated Heroes
Boots – The Style Edit