Feral Childe’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection, “Tarquinia,” explodes with festive colors, scorching prints, and Mediterranean vigor. Awash in digitally printed silk, textured organic cotton jersey, a Tencel/hemp linen blend, surplus nylon mesh, and lightweight tweed derived from hemp and organic cotton, the range offered designers Alice Wu and Moriah Carlson an excuse to experiment. (Close proximity to their New York City Garment District factories also helped in that regard.)
Tarquinia,” brims with festive colors, scorching prints, and Mediterranean vigor.
“For spring, we got to try out many new techniques that we’ve been thinking about for a long while now,” Wu tells Ecouterre. “We incorporated both laser-cutting and machine pleating. We also did a limited edition of hand-printed cyanotype tee shirts—each one is an individual photographic image.”