Narrative Patterns | Textile Design

From sketch to pattern: the illustrations become beautiful “conversational” textile design and surface patterns that bring apparel and interior products to life.

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Picasso blue and pink shades

Picasso blue and pink shades

Young acrobats, harlequins and dancers in blue, pink and lavender. My personal inclination to mask melancholy in a tribute to Picasso on the fiftieth anniversary of his demise.

Frida’s heart T-shirt

Frida’s heart T-shirt

Frida’s Heart by Open Toe Illustration celebrates the fascinating work of Frida Kahlo. Wear it on a T-shirt for its strong visual impact or for the meaning to stay true to your heart, vision and creativity.

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Sneakers Pattern

The sneakers textile pattern is a conversational repeating made with fashion illustrations by Silvana Mariani.

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Tropical Pattern Collection

The Tropical Collection. Travelling home from Tropics, the power of nature follow us, jumpin’ out our mind as like from the textile surface! Textile Design by Silvana Mariani

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Our favourites:

The “Dragonfly” Collection.
(4 + designs)

Arbusti Pattern by Open Toe Illustration
Dragonfly Geometric Pattern by Open Toe Illustration

The “J” Collection.
(2 designs)

Earings detalil pattern by Silvana Mariani

The Glam Food Collection.
(6 + designs)

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Silvana Mariani is a textile design pioneer with an elegant signature style. She says “part of this job is to find the right balance between surprising with something new, meeting the immediate desires of an everchanging audience, and celebrating the past through a fresh interpretation of needs.“

The first step in her idiosyncratic process of designing a print collection is the free exploration of a theme from an illustrator’s point of view. This results in a number of pictures, ranging from still lifes and fashion illustrations to decor, landscapes, and interiors.She literally creates mood boards, playing around with her drawings, adding short poems to capture her inspiration and feelings, and matching digital color painted palettes. She then cuts out some parts to form patterns.Her graphic inclination to recompose, adjust colors, and build repetition for all-overs then comes into play. Lastly, the proportions are adjusted based on the desired application (fashion, wallpaper, ceramics, etc.), revealing her personal style/inclination as a creative director.