"Electric Spring" Art Coat by Sarah Nolan
Sarah Nolan is Singular's supreme colorist and always manages to surprise us with her original palettes and how she makes them work. Here she has made vibrant turquoise, navy, buckskin yellow, lime green and silver bars of loose paint down the front, sleeves and back. This on a background of fuchsia and black narrow striped silk!
She ties together the vertical elements with several horizontal lime green lines, somehow making it all work wonderfully for an innovative, fresh look. The bold outer fabric and paint colors are tempered and given a lift by the shimmery pale taupe lining. The result is simply electric!
Imagine yourself in "Electric Spring" with a white stretch tee and your favorite skinny jeans, neutral flats and bag for an upbeat daytime look. Then picture this piece over a column of black with some chunky silver jewelry for a special evening event.
Sarah Nolan's Bio
Fuschia-black stripe shantung shell with pale taupe shantung silk lining.
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.”