Drumroll please!

I’m very excited to be able to share this at last – it’s been so hard to keep the finished dress a secret …

 

Here is the much-anticipated reveal of the Miss Universe Australia dress made by couturier Rudolf Ramseyer, using fabric which I eco dyed at his request. I am absolutely thrilled with what he’s done with it, and how beautiful it looks worn by Tasmanian entrant Stephanie King. [Photos by Rudolf Ramseyer; silk chiffon from Ruche Fabrics]

Bronze Age design

 
Recently @gonerustic I shared about a handbound book I made, which included an eco printed paper with added bronze stencilling. This has now also become the inspiration for a new fashion range called ‘bronze age’, available at http://shopvida.com/collections/voices/rita-summers

Collaboration video

Here is a short video of the collections I’ve designed so far in collaboration with ethical fashion company ShopVida, based on 4 of my eco prints on paper. Made to order, the designs featured here are: ‘ghosts of autumn’, ‘forest floor’, ‘urban chic’ and ‘lost and found’.
To purchase, go to http://shopvida.com/collections/voices/rita-summers

Collaboration

This is your chance to own and wear a little bit of Tasmania! My new ‘Ghosts of Autumn’ collection is based on an eco print I did on rice paper, using an oak leaf collected during my recent artist residency in New Norfolk. AND my first 10 customers will also receive a $25 gift card. How good is that? The result of my collaboration with nature and ShopVida.

To find out more, click here

 

designer fabrics

i’ve been experimenting with designing fabrics based on my drawings

here’s a sample based on a page from one of my artist books

a range of fabrics (including cotton, wool, silk, canvas and upholstery weight) are available

click on the banner below to see/buy my designs

then click on the collections tab to view each group as an entity