Ever wondered how our PB Designers get inspired to create five new collections every year? Well fortunately for them (and us getting to wear these drool worthy bags), London is full of enough inspiration to last a lifetime. One thing in particular grabs our designers creative attention time and time again: architecture.
London is bursting at the seams with stunning sky scrapers, museums, churches, and train stations. "Sometimes I'll feel inspired by a building in central London, and others it's a simple road sign or something small that catches my eye. The inspiration is endless" Says senior designer Laura Bexfield.
Lets take a look at some of the London architecture that inspired our current collection. You might even recognise some of it!
The shard is an unmistakeable feature on London's skyline. Its shape is exact...
Living in London we're fortunate enough to be surrounded by a smorgasbord of art an architecture and endless inspiration as a result. Paul is a passionate art lover and has invested in beautiful pieces for his home. Today we thought we'd take a look at his five favourite artists!
1. David Hockney
Born and bred British artist David Hockney is probably Paul's all time favourite artists. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential British artists of the 20th Century. His pop art is truly stunning and you can find his pieces on display in Tate Modern (art museum London). "The strong lines and colours in David Hockney's paintings and prints are really inspiring to me" says Paul.
2. Dan Baldwin
Another British artist, Manchester born Dan Baldwin is known for his busy, messy pieces, featuring bright colour and pop culture refere...
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We are super excited to announce the arrival of a special project: the Kew Collection!
Back in 2016 we ran a competition with some of the major arts universities in London. To enter, students needed to design a unique print that could be turned into a collection of Paul's Boutique bags. The winner would have that collection made and sold within our Spring/Summer 2017 Collection!
The entries came flooding in and we were privileged to see some incredible talent amongst them. It was a touch decision with so many beautiful designs that we could see people had put so much hard work into. However, after a lot of thought it came down to just one final entry: "we chose a beautiful, bright, quirky, and unique design that we felt embodied the true Paul's Boutique spirit" said Paul. That design was by talented artist and illustrator, Fly C...
We are so excited to announce a very special project we've been working on! We have collaborated with somebody to bring you an amazing giveaway: a one off creation by London artist, Valerie Savchits. But before we get into the collaboration, we thought you might like to know a little more about the person behind it. Meet Valerie!
When did you start painting/creating art? What inspired you to start?
I believe it all began from wallpapers in my room where I made my very first drawing. I wish I could tell you what exactly inspired me at that point but I bet it’s all in the genes - before I was born my mother had used to draw a lot and create beautiful illustrations just for pleasure.
What is the best thing about being an artist? What do you love most about it?
Perhaps, having the freedom to do what I love every day; living...