I'm currently working furiously on designs for Spring Summer 2010 and one interesting development is a move to designs that are more graphic, monochromatic and bolder. I thought I'd translate this to a botanical theme and work on an image of Black Barlow from early last summer- perfect candidate for a stamped, inked silhouette. I'm reminded of the illustration work of Vanesa Bell for Virginia Woolf's book covers - the image one the right is for The Years- a graphic black rose with modern motifs. The image is one I took as I happened to notice the book in the window of an antiquarian in the West Village. I might work on a series of black flowers.