Contemporary womenswear show Scoop, which takes place at London’s Saatchi Gallery from February 10-12, has revealed its AW19 collaboration with the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance; the V&A, placing the spotlight on the opulent floral designs of William Kilburn.
Irish-born William Kilburn (1745–1818) was undoubtedly the most famous designer of block-printed cottons in the 18th century and his work was admired and imitated during his lifetime. The Kilburn Album, which is one of the V&A’s most treasured items, holds 200 botanical designs for printed textiles.
Inspired by its intricacy, pattern and colour, Scoop will celebrate the V&A’s bountiful archive of Kilburn’s pattern throughout the show and across all show material. Cult British brand Pyrus London will be using the print to create designs for Scoop staff to wear on-site and Ratti Spa will be producing co-ordinating silk scarves. British stationery brand Papier will be providing notebooks featuring the beautiful print.