Julie VanSuch 07 TX
Based in Brooklyn, NY
Julie VanSuch's designs play with print overlay, landscapes and geometry inspired by her attraction to overlapping patterns in nature. She aims to give a colorful, versatile and modern twist on classic patterned accessories. The collection includes scarves, wraps, kerchiefs, pocket squares, braided scarves, headbands and pillows. All artwork is created through a unique process of collage, mixing original hand paintings and photography. Each design is a limited edition, printed on luxurious silk, cashmere, modal and linen. J.VanSuch designs are printed in Como, Italy, embracing innovative digital printing techniques and high quality craftsmanship. Our distinctive pieces provide the ultimate style statement, perfect for gift giving.
Does your current creative practice tie into your time spent at RISD? How so?
Yes, I studied textiles at RISD and my studio practice involves techniques I learned as a student. I use techniques such as digital printing on fabric and hand painting. I work with color, repeats and engineered layouts for both apparel and home. These are skills I was trained in while at RISD.
Is there a work/body of work that you are particularly excited about sharing with us at RISD Craft this year?
Yes, The Nocturne collection- inspired by plants that come alive at night and the enchanted mystery that after day light offers. There is an inherent feeling of freedom that happens after dusk.
Any recent press/exhibitions/achievements you'd like to share with us?
J.VanSuch studio will be featured in Anthropologie stores this Fall.
To see more of Julie's work, visit jvansuch.com