Have you noticed how patchwork is making a real comeback? It hit the fashion industry in a big way with patchwork bags and clothing included in earlier collections from such high end fashion houses as Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Ralph Lauren and has now trickled down to the high street with popular shops like Urban Outfitters (chair and bench below), Top Shop (bag above) and J Crew (shorts above) sporting patchwork items on their shelves.
Picture thanks to Spring Globe's Flickr photostream: Arne Jacobsen's Egg Chair in patchwork.
And now this "this crazy-quilt couture", as it was referred to by Elle.com, has filtered through to the homewares industry - or should I say returned as I'm sure some may argue that the origins of patchwork sit firmly with the classic patchwork quilt.
But we're not necessarily talking about going back to the traditional patchwork quilt (though there is somewhat of a revival going on there too) but more of a contemporary take on the classic idea. Patchwork can be surprisingly versatile embracing different design elements, from cheerfully bohemian to discreetly contemporary.
What do think? Is this something for the Bemz range?
Thanks to the Fabric Shopper who did a nice three-part series on the patchwork trend.