1980’s Fabrics and Patterns from the book ‘1980s Fashion Print’ by Marnie Fogg.
Top: Intervall, a screen printed cotton furnishing fabric from the ‘Play’ collection, inspired by the performances given by the Swedish ballet in Paris in the 1920s. Designed by Susanne Grundell and printed by Boras Wafveri for Tio-Gruppen, 1980.
Middle left: A Furphy Simpson print for the British designer Katherine Hamnett, for spring/summer 1983. The design was created using cut paper positioned over brushstrokes.
Middle right: In this five-colour print by Liberty for the French designer Yves Saint Laurent, torn edges of collaged paper describe naive silhouettes of large daisies. The white background separates the solid areas of colour, keeping the design crisp and fresh.
Bottom: ‘Pow’, from the ‘Wave’ collection by Alexander Henry Fabrics.
Words all from the book.