13 February 2020

Deciphering the Code

The print design process:

the creation of the Dot Dash print

 

For our new collection of tops, we wanted  to create a subtle print, an all-over, textural, shaded design. Taking landscapes, sea and sky as initial inspiration, I played around with some painterly effects, but was looking for a way to continue the graphic style from the previous collection.

Design and colour inspiration can come from a variety of resources:  we have a collection of fabrics in the studio from previous projects, and among these are some vintage Irish tweeds, with colours reminiscent of lichen and moss, rock and stone. Their irregular, slubby weave made me think of rounded dots and dashes, shapes that I could use to create a graphic, vector design.

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The initial inspiration of sea, sky and storm also tied in with the idea of dots and dashes, with seafarers' use of Morse code to broadcast encoded communications. So, as is our way, I set about creating a design that isn’t just about how it looks. This is a design that you can read.

What looks like a random series of dots and dashes, on closer inspection, reveals messages to inspire and encourage. Morse code has been used vertically, each word a different shade, and the design has been mirrored for symmetry.As with all our styles, the print design is fitted into each piece of the pattern that makes up the garment, and is adjusted for each size. I designed the print in vector format using Adobe Illustrator, a mathematical design process which enables adjustments with no loss of print quality.

Colours have been chosen for their richness, inspired by land, sea and sky. A tapestry of moss shades, deep teals, silvery sage and hot corals for men, and for women, forest moss, dark red berry shades, sparkling sea blues, and rich amber tones.

17 November 2019

The Tortoise and the Hare

If it's worth doing, it’s worth doing it well, however long it takes.

We have been absent for a while, but this is slow, considered clothing that will last - not throwaway, fast fashion. We have been working hard finding more suppliers that meet our standards, without us having to commit to large quantities that require us to overstock.

When we first started Fervour six years ago, we initially looked for UK suppliers, so that we could keep our range manageable and under control. We have now found new UK and European suppliers who can create garments to our standards and with our unique take on activewear, without us having to order large quantities or compromise our style.

The good news is that having found great new suppliers, we can now offer more size choices and unique colour and print options, in smaller quantities.

Fervour will be adding to our family of garments starting this month with our merino collaboration with Foxology.

More releases will come over the coming weeks.

04 September 2019

In The Works

Fervour New Styles Coming Soon

There are things in the works at Fervour. Here's a sneak peek of our upcoming products - using new sustainable fabrics and fibres!

Make sure you're following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with updates. More announcements soon!

22 June 2019

Still Here

 

We’re still here!

We haven’t dropped off the face of the Earth, in fact, we’ve been busy finding the right materials and makers for the next stage of Fervour, taking us to places at home and abroad. The picture above was taken at Performance Days in Munich last month.

Sustainability is at the forefront of our minds, and we’re excited to show you our new developments soon. Watch this space!

 

 

 

 

10 April 2017

A Pleasant Surprise

So, we’ve been busy with events/life etc, and didn’t open January’s Runner’s World which arrived over Christmas and got put to one side. Found it today, opened it only to find that Fervour had been featured in their Gear of the Year 2016!

We had no idea, and were surprised and delighted - a slight error in the product description, but we’re not complaining!

We have always wanted to produce garments that we are completely happy with, and to do it at our own pace, hence not falling in with the standard seasonal offer in the clothing industry. We aim to design products that will last, improving and perfecting as we go. Slow design, self-funded, rather than fast fashion. Your suggestions and feedback are invaluable in this process and are always welcome. This means that new products will take more time, but rest assured, we are working on it.

 

 

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