pearlredmoon

Boho Banjo - Art to Wear

Murrurundi, Australia · 392 Sales

pearlredmoon

Boho Banjo - Art to Wear

Murrurundi, Australia 392 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(53)

Announcement   Boho Banjo Art to Wear

Unique and beautiful art to wear designed and hand made by Pearl Red Moon. If you want know more about my art please visit my blog- www.pearlredmoon.com

I work from a funky little studio at 71 Mayne St (New England Highway) in the heart of Murrurundi village, Upper Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia. When the door is open I'm working and visitors are welcome to step in for a chat, a cuppa and watch the artist as she creates. There are many more things in the studio/shop which aren't shown in this Etsy store. I make a range of one of a kind womens clothing and you'll see many more adornments.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 12, 2016

Boho Banjo Art to Wear

Unique and beautiful art to wear designed and hand made by Pearl Red Moon. If you want know more about my art please visit my blog- www.pearlredmoon.com

I work from a funky little studio at 71 Mayne St (New England Highway) in the heart of Murrurundi village, Upper Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia. When the door is open I'm working and visitors are welcome to step in for a chat, a cuppa and watch the artist as she creates. There are many more things in the studio/shop which aren't shown in this Etsy store. I make a range of one of a kind womens clothing and you'll see many more adornments.

Pearl Moon

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(53)
MotherMayhem

MotherMayhem on Jun 9, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Digital download. Love this pattern!

Robyn Martins

Robyn Martins on Mar 26, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I can't wait to put this unique jacket together. So many possibilities.

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About

Boho Banjo art to wear

In the 1970s I caught the last wave of the "Hippie" era and was deeply influenced by the style aesthetics of that generation. I admired designers like Mary Quant and Emilio Pucci with their colour block dresses, pop art fabrics and loose A line shifts. Moving into the 80s there were the romantic designers like Bill Gibb and Zandra Rhodes with their ethnic referenced prints, "peasant" style dresses and bohemian whimsy. During the 90s pop goddesses like Madonna, Blondie, Cyndi Lauper and Chrissie Amphlett wowed us with their shabby chic and urban scruff style.

Right from my very first clothes designs in the 80s these influences were the basis of my inspiration. Even today I still describe my own style as a mashup of hippie, bohemian, tribal/oriental/eastern, alternative arty with a bit of goth thrown in.

I've found theres little affordable or flattering in boutiques for curvy creatives and the big 4 pattern companies mainly cater for the slender figure and conservative styling. In my researches to find great clothes that were practical, flattering and less than conventional I was attracted to the contemporary Japanese designers such as Junya Watanabe and the street style aesthetic known as “Lagenlook” (literally – layered look) In 2014 I blended my old and new aesthetics to design and sell my own unique range of PDF patterns specifically to cater for those who yearn for something different and artistic. The business enterprise I started to sell my independent design clothing patterns is called "Boho Banjo art to wear"

In my home country New Zealand I had studied technical pattern making and became a trade qualified Clothing Industry Pattern Maker in 1984. In the last 30 years digital technology has changed the industry so much that the manual skills I learned for creating and grading patterns had been almost completely superseded. I had to completely retrain and update my skills to the contemporary age in 2014. The only skill from my last century knowledge that has remained virtually unchanged is sewing

I want to offer a style of clothing that is loose, relatively unstructured and that moves on the body when worn. Clothing that is designed for comfort and practical ease of movement but still shows off the wearers individuality through innovative cut, embellishment, detailing, colour, pattern and design features.

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  • Pearl Red Moon

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Mixed media artist who believes life is too short to wear boring clothes. I describe my own style as a mashup of hippie, bohemian, tribal/oriental/eastern, alternative arty with a bit of goth thrown in.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2017
Welcome to my store. Please enjoy looking around and don't hesitate to ask anything if you want to know more about any item. I'm delighted to give you additional information about any item. I also welcome commissions and will work with you to design and create your special idea.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I will repair any breakage if it occurs within 6 months that is due to the quality of workmanship, including any costs of postage for the purchaser to return the item to me. If something is not as expected as in the photos, I offer an exchange or in store credit.
Payment
Items will be held for up 3 days until payment clears. Cancellations not accepted after 24 hours as most items will already be despatched or made to order by then.
Shipping
All postage is quoted at standard rates and not including express or insurance. If you want to upgrade postage please contact me immediately after purchase so details can be arranged - pearl [!at] upstairs-art.com.au. Any over paid postage charges will be refunded.