"Passing In The Night" Art Vest by Sarah Nolan
What a great look this vest has with Nolan's use of bold perpendicular brushstrokes of color, overlapping and intersecting in an interesting visual interplay. Truly you can look at this design and imagine the wakes of a hundred ships passing in the night on their ways to places unknown, close and yet never meeting. Her use of turquoise, black, red and chartreuse is an unexpected but successful pairing with the gorgeous pink-gold silk background. The striking red lining provides an extra pop of color at the collar.
Dress this one up over a slim black silhouette or dress down over a white, long-sleeved tee and jeans with ballet flats.
Pink-gold dupioni shell with red 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.”