Solo Pattern is a collection of artworks I designed in the last 10 years.
When Psicografici editore asked me to work on a volume that could collect my patterns it was such a fun assignment. I wanted to make sure I would include designs I had never showed before and also my evolution in terms of technique and subjects. I looked into my pattern archive and it was so fun to choose my favorite designs and finally give them a chance to be seen. I picked some pieces that I developed with Capture, a software that helps you create kaleidoscope prints starting from pictures, some vector designs and also some handmade pieces, giving the most complete insight possible on my process and my way of working.
I put together some of first pieces but also my recent ones, dividing them into categories and subjects. It was important for me to tell the story of how my obsession for pattern started and how it developed. 365 Patterns was the first personal project that gave me a chance to become a print designer for fashion brands. I designed a pattern a day for a whole year, gaining more visibility among pattern designers and also practicing my composition and color pairing skills day after day. Then I showed how my aesthetic and style evolved from there, becoming more intricate and detailed, developing original prints for independent high-end brands but also as personal works. Including some behind the scenes was also important for me. I added some illustration studies I always work on when designing a new print for fashion: this is crucial for me to understand the sizing of the final piece and the flow on fabric. Many of these studies had never been shown before so I thought it would be interesting to give a little insight on how a pattern is developed. The result is a complete extensive collection of my pattern work and research so far, with an insight of how my style and skills developed throughout the years.
You can now purchase this volume on Psicografici Editore website.