The Collier Campbell Archive: Sarah Campbell studio visit via West Elm

It’s one week to go until the Talking Textiles event and The Collier Campbell Archive launch at the Fashion and Textile Museum,  and what a busy week it will be for designer Sarah Campbell, who is currently in New York celebrating her collaboration with home decor outlet West Elm. Known for her vibrant print and pattern designs for the likes of Liberty London, Habitat and Yves St Laurent, Sarah has now created a fresh range of small-scale florals inspired by origami papers.

In an online interview with West Elm, Sarah discusses her favourite prints, how landscapes have always influenced new ideas, and gives insights into the creative process – Sarah is well known for drawing and painting her patterns by hand, so as you’d expect her studio is an Aladdin’s cave of colour palettes and inspirational fabric swatches.

A studio wall showing painted views in progress 1990s (picture from The Collier Campbell Archive)


Sarah sitting down at a first notion (picture from The Collier Campbell Archive)


The Collier Campbell Archive is publishing next month.

To keep up-to-date with Sarah’s work, follow her blog.

To view one of her latest designs, the ‘sonnet scarf’ commissioned by the National Theatre, featuring Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116, as well as an interview with My Chic City, look here.

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