Emma J Shipley has joined forces with LucasFilm to produce a unisex six piece collection made out of lightweight cotton, modal blend scarves along with wool square shapes and a long style that can be wrapt around for chillier weathers.
Fusing the adventures and battles between good and evil from Star Wars with Emma J Shipley’s storytelling and detailed hand drawings results in colours found in the original films with flashes of colour taken from space explosions along with the colour themes from Star Wars film posters from the late 70s and early 80s. The scarves are adorned with hand drawn images portraying Darth Vader in silhouette morphing into the Death Star, filled with Storm Troupers and Space Ships from the classic films, including TIE fights, the Millennium Falcon and X-Wings. The imagery surrounding is a montage of planets and explosions taken from the original film stills. Each artwork is intricately hand drawn in pencil, before being printed onto the finest Italian fabrics and finished by hand. The scarves themselves are timeless, collectible pieces to be treasured for years to come.
The collaboration will be launching mid-late October and available at Selfridges London, Ikram – US and online at EmmaJShipley.com
Profile of the Artist: Emma J Shipley ASGFA
Emma J Shipley is a graphic artist inspired by the irregular patterns and unique beauty of the world; exploring fantasy, imagination and evolution. The label was launched at London Fashion Week in 2012 after Emma graduated from Royal College of Art and Browns immediately bought her graduate collection of printed scarves.
Emma has won a number of prices from the RCA for drawing but more recently Shipley won Emerging Fashion Brand at WGSN Global Fashion Awards, Centre for Fashion Enterprise Awards and the RISE Newcomer Awards at the UK Fashion & Textile Awards to name a few.
Emma has recently collaborated with Disney’s Tinkerbell, Nicholas Kirkwood, Osborne & Little, Camira Fabrics and Graham & Brown to name a few. International stockists include: Harvey Nichols, Browns, Liberty, Fortnum & Mason, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barney’s Tokyo and many more.