[Erica Tanov's new silk, Kaleidescope]
Art and fashion collide again. For years San Francisco-based Erica Tanov has designed her own fabric and used it for the made-in-the-U.S clothes (and, more recently, bedding) sold in her shops. This fall, fans will notice fresh prints that came about when she collaborated with Bay Area artist, Emily Payne.
[Emily Payne's mixed media Globe, 2011 made with wire, book covers, paper and glue at Seager Gray gallery]
See the connection between Payne's tiny (8 by 7 inches) paper sphere and the soft petal silk shown at top?
This is just a quick first look. Check Tanov's site in the next few weeks for more Payne-influenced prints. And to see other designer/artist collaborations, visit Britain Creates 2012.