Preparing for NYC and Surtex2014

The month of May has become notorious in my studio for being a bit chaotic.  We are in preparation mode for Surtex, one of our biggest trade shows of the year and Licensing expo in Las Vegas is right on its heals in mid June.  Trade shows like these require so much work in advance on our end in order for my agent team to be able to best represent my designs. So for the better part of two months, we have been finalizing new collections, updating my portfolio of designs available for licensing, creating marketing materials, art and banner images for the walls of my agent's trade show booths, arranging meetings with my licensees and organizing my travel plans for the limited time I will be in the city. It's a lot of work and yet, chaotic as the pace is,  I love it all! 

I'll also be visiting my newest licensee in their Fifth Avenue showroom for a working meeting.  I'm in the midst of designing several new Bedding Ensembles for them that will launch at Fall Market Week in NYC so the timeline is tight.  Decisions need to be made about fabrics, decorative trims and embellishments, colors... all the details that go into making a collection truly special.  I am excited to get to work,  really dig in and learn more about their production process and see what's possible! 


Surtex 2014

Soon I'll on my way to NYC yet again to visit my agency, see my art on the walls, meet with manufacturers and walk the floor of Surtex, one of the top trade shows for the sale and license of art and design. It's an absolute honor to be represented at this show and my agent does it beautifully. If you'll be attending Surtex or the ICCFF ( one of the BEST shows...inspiration and eye candy galore) I'd love to meet with you, perhaps catch a design presentation or walk a few aisles together.  

Surtex 2013 - Imagine the possibility

SURTEX (Surface & textile design) begins Sunday at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC...It's a fabulous show and I know that my Brand will be represented beautifully by my agency. This is my second year exhibiting at Surtex and it's a show that my design team and I work towards and look forward to all year long. This year, I have designed five brand new collections including my first Holiday collection which I am very excited about.
I've done some of my best work so far this year.  I'm proud of my collections and I know my art is in good hands.  I welcome the opportunity to share my art and vision and am grateful for shows like Surtex which allow manufacturers, artists and agents to all come together in the name of collaboration. I love the feeling right before a big trade show! The energy is palpable and I am imagining the possibility... ~