"Double Dutch" Art Coat by Sarah Nolan
Here's Sarah Nolan at her playful best, combining an array of dots, squares and bars in bold blues and black on the beautiful, pale blue silk. The lining is a strong black and pale blue plaid pattern that matches the blue of the shell, creating a fun new look for Singular.
We're experimenting with patterned linings on several new pieces, which adds a new layer of visual play to the overall effect as glimpses of bold checkers and plaids are seen as you move about wearing the coats. "Double Dutch" is a case in point, with the lively, patterned lining providing an extra punchiness when seen at the collar and cuffs, and on the inside as you walk. Nolan struck a lovely balance with this piece, using the bold patterning with a subtle color palette.
Wear this one over basic black with pearls to dress up. Or dress down for daytime use over a white stretch tee and skinny blue jeans. Either way you'll love the bouncy, spirited energy of this pretty piece!
Pale blue shantung silk shell
with pale blue and black 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.”