How many times have you noticed a piece of art, interior, or act of nature where you thought, “I wish I could wear that!”? The brilliants minds behind Swords-Smith, Calico Wallpaper and Print All Over Me have linked up to bring us exactly that.
After long admiring Nick and Rachel Cope’s inspiring design house, Calico Wallpaper, Briana Swords and R Smith, the duo behind Williamsburg concept store Swords-Smith found themselves craving to wear the inspiring prints and designs of Calico. Insert Print All Over Me, an incredible resource for custom printing just about anything on a multitude of fabrics and silhouettes, created by Jesse Finkelstein. Swords-Smith and Calico connecting with this super cool and forward thinking creative community was naturally the next step for making magic. The product: a capsule collection of clothing and home goods by PAOM in Calico signature prints exclusively available at Swords-Smith in Williamsburg.
At Swords-Smith, the pop up shop features a Calico Wallpaper installation that sits behind the clothing printed in the same pattern (basically the best photo op you could imagine!) Between the natural lighting and the gorgeous backdrop we found ourselves in a heavenly lifestyle mix of home, design and fashion.
The soft gradient color palette of the Aurora print spoke directly to us. Something about a delicate ombre just never gets old. The metallic Wabi and Night Slate prints are sleek and bold, this print is meant to make a statement. The introduction of metallics to POAM’s prints creates an exciting depth and layers to the pieces. Let’s also not forget to mention the quality of fabric here! The attention to detail that was carried throughout the entire collection was so wonderfully apparent. It’s almost impossible to look away.
The beautiful prints managed to stick in our heads for days to come. We found ourselves looking even harder at our surroundings, thinking about their potential to be something reinvented. This collaboration seemed to come together effortlessly - this group’s shared love of art, design and creating/curating a unique product is evident. We would all agree that prints are personal, so let’s take a moment to get to know these personalities behind the brands a bit better.