How did you go about sourcing inspiration for the print?
I had in the back of my mind that I wanted to create a print that was modern and youthful, but still in-line with the collection and in-line with the Reiss aesthetic. At the beginning of the season I always source a range of inspirational imagery. For the Moonlight Shimmer print in particular, I looked at some of the same artists as who helped inspire the lace designs, creating consistency throughout the collection and linking the pieces together in a subtle yet meaningful way.
American photographer and painter, Edward Steichene, initially inspired the layering techniques that I used. I also looked at the work produced by 1940’s beauty photographer, Fernand Fonssagrives, who created sculptural shapes and intricate pattern using light and shadow, and artist Jacqueline Lawrence. These were the kinds of shapes that I wanted to create within the print.