"Grid Festival" Art Coat by Sarah Nolan
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Wow, what a great, lively new piece from Sarah Nolan. Look at that fire engine red silk! Nolan has accented the silk with a multi-colored grid pattern of horizontal bars within a black frame on both front and back sides. She echoed the grid in a single cell column down each sleeve and then added another touch of design with the smaller black cross grids on either side to balance out the design.
But here's the best part: this is one of a series of pieces Sarah's done with contrasting patterned linings. On her last trip to the silk warehouse in NYC where we buy our fabric, she was captivated by the playful plaids, checks, stripes and dots on offer and thought of pairing them with our regular solid silks. How fun is that? With "Grid Festival" she's worked the painted grid design so that it compliments the lively plaid of the interior fabric, seen in bright flashes as you walk or move in the piece. The result is a bold look that can be dressed up over basic black or worn more casually with a black top and skinny jeans with a red bakelite bracelet and bold necklace.Red shantung silk shell with
red plaid 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.”