Karen Mabon presents a Homecoming

Karen Mabon presents a Homecoming
Luxury sleepwear designer Karen Mabon launches her Autumn Winter collection as she explores the magic in the quiet moments of the natural world, language, and whimsy.
  
Mabon, originally from the Black Isle, returned home with her daughter for Summer, and the influence can be felt here in the collection that explores the natural world and Mabon’s characteristic playfulness in a gentle love letter to the surroundings. Oystercatchers with long coral beaks, puffed up fluffy turnstones and elegant curlews are collaged alongside seaweed, shells and jewel like sea glass in a seaside snapshot in her Seabirds print.
Meanwhile, Nocturnal Animals captures foxes curled beneath soft blossoms, a mother owl and her babe perching on a branch, and autumnal flowers– a design that is a natural sister print to her popular Summer Garden design. Elephant in the Room combines the fantastical with the ordinary – a menagerie of eclectic mid-century furniture circles a tower of elephants, playing with the oddity of the phrase the “Elephant in the room”, while the Harlequin print sees the clown dance across a matching print in unabashed joy.
“It’s a funny thing returning home and spending time as an adult in a space
where you grow up. I spent a lot of time with my daughter at the shoreline in the
early mornings and I’d become obsessed with what birds made which noises or
everything you found by the beach, and these colours that are only really found
in nature.” says Mabon. “Since having my daughter, it allows you to see things
through fresh eyes – be that idioms, which I’ve always loved in their silliness, to
motifs or narrative quirks that comes through in my drawings.”
  

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