New Inspiration: Caterina Gatta

Caterina Gatta is an up and coming designer from Italy with a great idea – to use the vintage prints and fabrics of top labels, such as YSL, Gianni Versace, Fausto Sarli, Pierre Cardin, Lancetti, Irene Galitzine, Givenchy, Valentino, André Laug, Ungaro, Scherrer, Clara Centinaro and many others (as quoted from her website, http://www.caterinagatta.it) ‘.. … Continue reading

Celebrating Spring with this Beautiful Ad from 1949

Oh hello! It’s becoming so beautiful outside! Loving the sunshine and plants coming back to life after the winter. It reminded me of this beautiful advertisement from a 1949 issue of LIFE magazine that I purchased while in the United States a few months ago. It appears to be early fall in the photo but … Continue reading

Vintage Spotlight: Marilyn Monroe on the next Cannes Film Festival Poster!

Hello, Everyone! I was really excited to find that the Cannes Film Festival poster will have Marilyn Monroe gracing it, this year. So much old Hollywood glamour – j’adore! Additionally, I’ve added a few more images of vintage, black and white portraiture. The accessories are lovely – and as we are seeing a lot of … Continue reading

Vintage Inspiration: Avon Cosmetic Company

Hello everyone! The following vintage Avon advertisements were used as a source of inspiration to ed this week while creating a gift set for a new beauty product line. Below the following print ads is a brief history of the Avon company and it’s dedication to push the female entrepreneurial spirit – something edcc can … Continue reading

{EDCC} Spring/Summer 2013 Print and Color Forecast is Online!

Hello, Bonjour & Guten Morgen! We are so excited to announce our first e-book is available online via blurb.com (please click on the above image or link at the end of this post to be directed to the right page). We have compiled our research for Spring / Summer 2013 Trends in Color and Print … Continue reading

Menswear Trend 2012 ~ Return of the Gentleman

While doing research for a -potentially- new and very cool project, I realized that we have been neglecting all of the fashion curious men in our life! Here are our top picks for 2012 – welcome the year of the Gentleman. {Our favorite} top 3 menswear labels at the moment are: 1. Ami, http://www.amiparis.fr The … Continue reading

We Thank You ~ With a New Design Lesson! What is Pattern (Part Two)

First, we must thank all of you that enjoy our site! In our first month of being online, we have been lucky enough to have over 1500 visits. We hope to keep everyone interested with insightful posts, lessons and products which will be available online in the next two weeks! Design Lesson: What is Pattern … Continue reading

Quick Post: Carnaval in Portugal 2012

Carnaval was celebrated last night in Porto, Portugal – so I had to post! To see thousands of people dressed up in masks, costume and dancing in the streets was really fun to experience. I am currently here to work on a few projects that are based on this beautiful city – new news on … Continue reading

Passion for Pattern in the New Marni Collection for H&M

All photos © H&M/Josh Olins The latest collaboration between a major designer and H&M is with Marni, debuting in stores on March 8th! Marni is an Italian fashion line founded by Consuelo Castiglioni in 1994. Noted mainly for its “european-inflected bohemianism” – it is also famous for it use of pattern and vintage shapes/details. It … Continue reading

Things We Love: Latest Vintage Trends in Film

It has been very exciting to witness a major trend in the last year; throwback films to the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Maybe I am just charmed because on Sunday, I had the enormous pleasure of viewing The Artist, the silent black and white film that has been taking over all of the cinema award … Continue reading

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