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TEXERE's Art-Deco-Project

Patricia Christy, England

I am inspired by the simple stylised flowers of the Art Deco Period, which were often large single motifs as opposed to the complex floral designs of Art Nouveau, and took my idea from Minnie McLeish of Scotland, 1920, who later moved to Canada. Whilst her floral designs were coloured I have chosen black and white as this colour scheme was also popular during the Art Deco period. The ends of the scarf are curved to echo the Art Deco architecture of the London underground stations of that period. It is made from black georgette with organza black and white flowers edged with black and white metallic machining. The centres are beaded to echo the beading often used on 1920’s dresses.