Two years in the making, we are thrilled to officially introduce our Anna Maria Horner collaboration to Alabama Chanin’s Studio Style DIY. In-depth conversations, back-and-forth emails, and Nashville-Florence meetings with Anna Maria resulted in two textile pattern designs called “Little Flowers” and “Little Folks”.
Our collaborative process illustrates the infinite design possibilities that emerge when you start a conversation on design; our collaboration is an enlargement and elaboration of Anna Maria’s textile pattern: Little Folks.
I’ve been a fan of Anna Maria and her lively prints for years. Seeing the evolution of many of these prints into complete fabric collections made me curious to see what one would look like worked in our Alabama Chanin style. Little Folks had all the elements I was interested in incorporating into an Alabama Chanin design: simple forms, intricate detail, and repeating geometric patterns. This elemental approach focused on the essence of her design, evident in the laser-cut stencils.
Last summer, we introduced Little Flowers in a special Denim and Carmine Collection. Its large print adds a splash of femininity to our garments and makes for easy pairing with multiple patterns and prints – in true Anna Maria Horner style.
Today, we offer the Little Flowers and Little Folks designs as stencils, to add to your DIY library. The designs have been laser-cut on Mylar – the same material we use at Alabama Chanin – for quality and durability in your home studio.
We’ve also introduced Little Flowers and Little Folks as new embellishment techniques in our Women’s collection.
We are proud of these new designs and our collaboration and friendship with Anna Maria. Check back Thursday when we highlight our newest DIY Kit, the Little Flowers A-line Tunic, which includes instructions and design choices for you to make at home.