Since Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto, the London designers behind Eley Kishimoto, were recently named the new creative directors for Cacharel, I thought I would give you a better introduction to their style.
Known in some circles as the patron saints of print, Eley Kishimoto has been credited with influencing the resurgence of patterns on the international design scene. They partnered in the 1992 directly after graduating from Central Saint Martins design school, starting in womenswear but eventually expanding into bags, jewelery, sunglasses, and even home accessories.
Bold graphic prints combined with bright colors have always been their forte, brokering collaborations with the likes of Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander McQueen. I've always been a fan of their lighthearted designs, and I'm really excited to see what they have in mind for Cacharel!
Eley Kishimoto is available at Creatures of Comfort and runs $19-$850.
To see more from Eley Kishimoto's Spring 2008 line,