Picture this: you’re a new artist in our fabulous print studio here at Chico’s and spring is your first season on the job. You’re looking for something exotic, rare and unique that would compliment the top fashion trends. You never know when inspiration will strike. It just so happened that this is precisely what happened to our newest in-house artist, Rosalind, while she was busy washing up the breakfast dishes one lovely Florida morning. Peeking into her view out the kitchen window was a beautiful orchid in full bloom. The flower’s soft, warm color palette was perfect for the new collection. And the meaning didn’t hurt either: orchids are a symbol of love and luxury, after all. She snapped a picture and thought immediately, “how can I use this to make a gorgeous print”?
The first step was to bring the picture to life in a way where it could be applied to fabric. She painstakingly recreated the orchid, petal by petal, on her computer with a photorealism program. She then took it a step further and added a textured geometric background to make the blossom’s brilliant colors really pop. The final print is based entirely on her original photograph. The end result is incredibly chic and utterly unique. We couldn’t resist sprinkling a little bit of this print throughout our latest spring collection.
We used it on a scarf, a jean, and a top. We hope you love as much as we do! Find it here.