"Silver Forest" Art Coat by Sarah Nolan
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Here's a pretty piece by Sarah Nolan, who used hand-carved wood blocks to make the tree designs. Working in transparent fuschia, teal, gold and black with repeated rows of patterns she's created a lovely effect on the shimmery silver silk. Add a pop of fuschia at the cuffs and collar from the lining and it really stands out.
What a great look over a simple black top and slim pants with silver jewelry!
Done as a limited edition series of coats, each one uses the same color palette and tree design, but they're all arranged in different patterns for a free, spontaneous effect. Many of our coats are reversible too; just remove labels and wear the inside out when you are in a "fuschia" mood... fun!
Pale silver shantung silk shell
with fuschia shantung silk lining.
Sarah Nolan's Bio
Santa Fe, New Mexico
“I was born in Mississippi and had a childhood that included eating fried chicken (yum!), fishing for bass, and swinging on wisteria vines.”
“I Moved to New York City after college and began a different life working in tall gray buildings, wearing gray/black/blue clothes and getting an MBA at night at NYU. I spent endless hours at a top consulting firm restructuring really big companies.”
“The next phase of my career began as a corporate innovator/rejuvenator and CEO. I restructured two large financial subsidiaries and three very small internet companies. Then I stopped and became a consultant for non-profit organizations.”
One day, pneumonia caught me and I thought I would die. When I got better I began to paint seven days a week to learn how to make art. I learned to paint on non-traditional fabrics with objects in addition to paintbrushes. I went to India to learn wood block printing and to paint clothing.”
“While living in New York City, prior to attending a women’s luncheon, I decided I was tired of wearing traditional dull-colored suits and made a brightly painted silk coat to wear. Other attendees wanted to know where they could get one, and Singular Couture was born.”
I love painting original pieces of clothing. Now I have the additional fun of finding talented artists to add to our roster of artists who paint pieces for Singular Couture.”