We recently collaborated with Universal Pictures to produce limited edition scarves for the premiere of Despicable Me 3.
This Valentine's Day, Karen Mabon has designed a limited edition pocket square for the Love Design showcase at the G&V Hotel, Edinburgh. Curated by Dr. Stacey Hunter of Local Heroes, the showcase brings together five designers, each with their own interpretation of the perfect Valentine's Day gift. Karen looked to old Hollywood to inspire this unisex pocket square, which can be used for either a pocket square or neck tie.
At Karen Mabon, we are proud to have collaborated with the fantastic BOB by Dawn O’Porter in designing a Limited Edition collection of Smirnoff bottles. Doctors, dancers and footballers are just a few of the illustrations by Karen of the 500 happy couples on rainbow-tinted bottles of Vodka. For every bottle sold, Smirnoff will donate to R U Coming out, the LGBTQ+ charity that raises awareness for and supports people coming out.
We were honoured to win the SR:D 2016 Fashion Award at the Scotland Re:Designed showcase in Glasgow. It was great to be among such a talented group of Scottish designers and we loved having our pyjamas on the catwalk, as well as previewing some of our upcoming collection. Here are some images of the event.
Every year we bundle up in scarves and big coats with pockets full of lollipops to head to the pantomime. The lights go down and the red velvet curtains swing open to reveal beanstalks, black cats and ballerinas and so begins a night of hilarity. This Christmas we have teamed up with Lane Crawford, the luxury Hong Kong department store, to create an exclusive scarf with inspired by the characters and excitement of the pantomime.
This winter there's nothing we love more than getting cosy at home with mulled wine and rewatching Sex and the City. With this in mind, we developed a capsule sleepwear collection for Anthropologie which includes several exclusive pieces such as the Garden Gnomes pyjama shorts set and the Great Gatsby cami set and robe.
We are delighted to share our collaboration with Radley London, for which Karen found inspiration at the bottom of her bag. In The Bag is a five piece collection of Limited Edition bags, purses and pouches screen-printed and appliquéd with Karen Mabon illustrations.
Our recent collaboration with National Portrait Gallery took us to the streets of London, where we imagined ourselves hopping on double decker buses with Twiggy, having afternoon tea in the Ritz with William Shakespeare and exploring museums with Grayson Perry. The scarf can be found in the National Portrait Gallery Shop and on their website. We'd love to see the adventures your London scarf takes you on so add #KarenMabon to your insta posts to share them.
The Waldorf Astoria Hotel made the perfect location to preview our Sleepwear collection. Styled by Ian Tod and Laura Macintosh, the Pompadour room was transformed into a luxury boudoir with rococo touches. The model wore silk pyjama sets alongwith some accessories from the Karen Mabon A/W17 collection. These behind the scenes photographs by Aleksandra Modrzejewska give an insight into set up of the event and capture our hair and make up team Gary Lees and Ana Cruzalegui at work.
I am so excited to share with you the latest offering from BOB by DOP and Karen Mabon: The Equality Collection. This seasons prints centre around love and equality on vintage style seperates that you will love!
Karen Mabon has designed the prints for Dawn O’ Porters BOB range for the past two seasons and I am more excited than ever with the new season collection! This seasons prints are based on the theme of She Wears The Trousers taking a look at powerful women through the ages. Dawn O’ Porter held an event to launch the new collection and her pop up shop!
I was recently invited to create an exclusive artwork for the annual Dance Festival in Fukuoka, Japan. So exciting to see the finished posters on the other side of the world!
Karen Mabon was inspired by Greek Goddesses for her collaboration with the Freud Museum. Here are some of the photographs she took to inspire her illustrations.
Karen Mabon describes the inspiration behind her Not Another Bill scarf collaboration.