This elegant silk doupion jacket is painted in black and gold, vanilla and pink. It is inspired by paintings in the Uffici Gallery in Florence in which gold embroidery is meticulously rendered in oil paint. My take on florals is a little more sloppy – as I sketched in an indication of plants to the white silk with wax . I then screen printed colour on top of the wax – and completed the rest of the painting. I steam my fabric to set the dyes and make the cloth washable – and this process removes the wax and leaves the image of the ‘drawing’ in place.

The jacket is dressy, classic , formal and informal 0 my aim is to make clothes which can be worn for any occasion – or no occasion – but just to make you feel good.

Measurements : Back length 84cm/33″ Bust: 120cm/46″ shoulder to shoulder : 42cm/16.5″