The Wardrobe Department stage featured furniture, wall coverings and flooring covered in floral designs printed using Epson SureColor wide-format printers.
Summer is festival season all around the world and the recent Port Eliot Festival, from 27-30 July in Cornwall, celebrated words, music, fashion, nature and food.
One of the stages at the event was the ‘The Wardrobe Department’, which hosted interviews with new young creative talent and design legends on a set totally designed, and much of it personally produced, by award-winning fashion designer Richard Quinn using Epson digital print technology. Interviewees included Dame Zandra Rhodes, milliner Stephen Jones and Mr Quinn himself.
As we could discover at this year's FESPA, Quinn creates stunning high fashion collections which atttracts internation recoginition and accolades. He has just opened a Print Studio in London offering Epson dye sublimation and traditional screen printing services and workshops.
At the Port Elliot Festival, Quinn printed the Mylar metallic wall coverings and Premier Textiles furniture fabric on his dye-sublimation Epson SureColor SC-F9200. Forming the stage centrepiece, the floral sofa and armchair were upholstered by department store John Lewis in association with furniture manufacturer Parker Knoll. The matching stage floor tiles were printed by Slam Signs on Spandex non-slip vinyl on a SureColor SC-SC80600 printer.
"Being invited to create a unique, one off set for the festival was such an exciting prospect," said Mr Quinn. "My design and print is all about the colour vibrancy and the Epson technology allowed me to get the desired Pantones with ease across all the substrates."
"The SureColor SC-F9200 has been so efficient for our fashion line and this was the first time exploring upholstery fabrics - a great success! The Epson option for a 4 pass plus 30 ensured the thicker pile fabrics are as vibrant as others, making the Parker Knoll furniture really pop!," he added.
"It's very exciting how Richard is exploring the considerable flexibility of digital print to take his designs onto a wide variety of substrates," commented Epson Europe senior product manager Richard Barrow.
"He is leading the vanguard of new young designers who are taking advantage of the considerable power of digital to create new opportunities and businesses. 2017 is going to be a very exciting year for him and we look forward to supporting him as he develops his studio and new collections.”
Discover the latest solutions of Epson at FESPA Mexico 2017
Industry members that are keen to learn more about the new SureColor models, as well as the many other solutions on offer from Epson, can visit the manufacturer at FESPA Mexico 2017.
Taking place from September 21-23 at the Citibanamex Centre in Mexico City, Mexico, the exhibition will play host to many major brands from across the global market.
Epson is just one of a host of industry heavyweights that will be in attendance at the event, with visitors able to find the company at booth D20.
For more information on the event, the companies that will exhibit and to sign up to attend as a visitor, please visit: www.fespamexico.com
Delegates can get free entry to the exhibition by registering via the website and quoting reference code: MEXH718. Discover how a visit to FESPA Mexico can benefit your business and register today.
by FESPA Staff