A few weeks ago, I posted some photos of a fabric I was all excited about in this year’s Liberty Spring/Summer range.
It’s called ‘Gustav and Otto’ and according to Liberty’s website it was inspired partly by the artist Gustav Klimt and partly by the architect Otto Wagner.
I can see the influence of Klimt’s spirally patterns.
But I have been searching high and low for examples of the sculpted creatures on Wagner’s buildings that inspired these birds and lizards and I can’t find a single image that fits the bill. I give up now. I’ve got sewing to do, you know.
So far I have made two shirts from ‘Gustav and Otto’ in a colourway I think of as ‘nearly black’.
They were the same shape, each with curved yokes and pocket flaps, but because James chose to have a contrast plain and Alistair didn’t, they turned out completely differently.
I love the way these two guys have made choices that express their respective personalities!