1. Cotton and Quill: @cottonandquill Cotton and Quill is a Birmingham, Alabama-based company founded by Mary Katherine Folmar in 2012. After traveling through the exotic landscapes of Asia and Europe’s old-time cities, Folmar returned to her American roots, pairing a global appreciation with her “southern belle” attitude. Kolmar’s textile, home décor and stationary designs are all hand illustrated and digitally printed in North Carolina. Color-popped and contemporary with bold patterns, Kolmar’s fun approach to fabrics, without snubbing classicism, is inspiring.
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2. Since the Creation: @sincethecreation Since the Creation was founded in England in 2014. Inspired by a nomadic life style and contemporary culture, STC’s graphic textile prints are an array of snapshots of life “consisting of color, pattern and awareness of the moving landscapes we live in”. More than that, STC is big on collaborations with other artists, unified in social commentaries on world issues such as the environment and politics. Offering both minimalism and abstract looks, Since the Creation is an Instagram you can spend hours pouring over.
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3. Kim Ficaro: @kimficaro Based in New York, Kim Ficaro is prop
stylist and interior design consultant, who works on editorials, advertising,
and catalogue and shoots. Ficaro is also the co-author of interiors book The Inspired Home, which gives insight into
the homes or “creative nests” of those she has met in her line of work. Much like her
book, Ficaro’s Instagram provides eclectic material inspiration and
behind-the-scenes glimpses of her shoots. For more, click here.
4. Poglia&Co.: @maxpoglia Headed up by Max Poglia in Brooklyn, New York, Poglia is “a throwback to simpler days for the modern man.” Born in Brazil and raised in Italy, Poglia is a true artisan - nostalgically crafting leather bags, loom woven rugs and even knives, to form the basis of his three collections. The designer’s Instagram is a mix of city and country shots, and inside looks at his studio – the ruggedness of his products shot beautifully from a birds-eye view. For more, click here.
5. Audra: @audra_official Delaware designer, Audra Noyes (now based in Paris) launched her namesake ready-to-wear women’s brand, Audra, in 2014. Posting glimpses from her atelier in the lead up to Paris fashion week (as well as exciting shots of the actual show day), this account is both motivational and inspiring for new designers wanting to debut at fashion week. Noyes also posts magazine and blogger features and gives shout-outs to fashion people along way. Look out for the posts of stunning editorials, featuring her French lace and chiffon gowns. For more, click here.