Flare Street Blog

flare street

  • We chatted to Corina & Vanessa about road tripping adventures!

    Our favourite Californian babes have recently headed on another adventure and taken our Chiara Flares and tops with them, snapping pics on the sandstone hills under a beautiful full moon.
    We chatted to them about what they love when they're on the road!

    View Post

  • Step back in time with artist Nolan Pelletier

    Early this year, Nolan’s beautiful artwork caught our eye as the backdrop to an Anna Sui runway show. We fell in love, reposting the wonderful colours and motifs on our Instagram story for days... We couldn’t get it out of our head, and so we trawled through Nolan’s Instagram page, falling in love with his delicately hand drawn pieces and ability to draw on 1960’s inspirations, whilst creating a whole new world from them!

    We couldn’t wait to have our own Flare Street exclusive by him! Chatting about the main 60’s influences, art styles and favourite vintage fabrics we love, it didn’t take long to start creating the magic!

    Below is our latest interview with Nolan, chatting all about his influences, inspirations, things he loves as well as some of our favourite images by him...

    What is your favourite music genre?

    C-86 and other jangly guitar pop. I love all the 80s UK bands from that era (Orange Juice, the Pastels, the Brilliant Corners) and also listen to a lot of New Zealand and Australian pop from the 80s and 90s (Flying Nun Records, the Cannanes, the Church). Australia has done a great job of carrying that flame, and a lot of my favorite modern bands are Australian: Tam Vantage, The Stevens, Chook Race and a long list of others. 

    Tuscan Dreams

    Where did you get the inspiration for this print from?

    I collect a lot of inspiration images from auction listings, antique catalogues, and antique textiles. This print for Flare Street is based on a 19th century stained glass window. I love taking old elements and giving them new life. 

    What is your routine as an artist?

     I like digging around my library of books, and online inspiration from various auction sites and archive.org. I usually start with an older piece of art for inspiration, and start drawing, all the while refining, adding designs, patterns, and other elements until the original source material is unrecognisable. Once the basic layout is complete, I go in and add detail, then more detail, and then even more detail until the whole picture is vibrating with pattern and colour. 

     Nolan Pelletier

    What is your favourite style - personal as well as artistic?

    I love what I call "Psychedelic Victorian"—art and design from the 50s, 60s, and 70s that takes inspiration from Victorian designs but modernises it with electric colours and a clean design. My wife and I live in a Victorian row house covered in shag carpets, plants, spaghetti lamps, and antique books. My personal style is a lot of patterns, golds, mustards, and oranges—corduroy jackets, and vintage western wear. 

    Flare Street Nolan Pelliter

    Flare Street Nolan Pelliter

    If you could describe your first impression of our flares in one word, what would it be?

    Luxe! 

    Spring is here

    Colour Test 

    Notre Dame Magazine

    You can find more of Nolan's work on his website here and Instagram here

    And if you haven't already checked them out, the designs on our Chiara Flares by Nolan can be found here in our latest Tuscan Dreams release.

    View Post

  • Hand drawn designs and the softest of velvets - welcome to Tuscan Dreams!

    Flare Street's latest collection of exclusively drawn fabrics!
    A Tuscan reverie of simple pleasures; panoramic countryside dusted with sunflowers & villa’s, kissed by the warming sun.

    Flare Street’s exclusive prints are bold, hand drawn illustrations, reminiscent of Art Deco in the 1960’s. The flares are exclusively designed pieces of artwork for Flare Street, made in Melbourne, created from quality Velvet that is sustainably printed in Australia.

    Jet set to the Tuscan countryside and indulge in La Dolce Vita, with ‘Tuscan Dreams’ by Flare Street.

    Shop the new flares here!! 

    View Post

  • Our latest collection of Exclusively Designed Flares!

    A Tuscan reverie of simple pleasures; panoramic countryside dusted with sunflowers & villa’s, kissed by the warming sun.

    Flare Street’s exclusive prints are bold, hand drawn illustrations, reminiscent of Art Deco in the 1960’s. The flares are exclusively designed pieces of artwork for Flare Street, made in Melbourne, created from quality Velvet that is sustainably printed in Australia.

    Jet set to the Tuscan countryside and indulge in La Dolce Vita, with ‘Tuscan Dreams’ by Flare Street.

    Shop the new flares here!! 

    View Post

  • Tuscan Dreams - a reverie of simple pleasures

    A Tuscan reverie of simple pleasures; panoramic countryside dusted with sunflowers & villa’s, kissed by the warming sun.

    Flare Street’s exclusive prints are bold, hand drawn illustrations, reminiscent of Art Deco in the 1960’s. The flares are exclusively designed pieces of artwork for Flare Street, made in Melbourne, created from quality Velvet that is sustainably printed in Australia.

    Jet set to the Tuscan countryside and indulge in La Dolce Vita, with ‘Tuscan Dreams’ by Flare Street.

    Shop the new flares here!! 

    View Post

  • Dazey LA x Flare Street Collab Flares!

    A chance meeting at a coffee shop on Sunset Boulevard, LA, was how these beautiful flares started their life! Nik, our Flare Street designer, bumped into Dani from Dazey LA sipping on a morning coffee and after chatting about their brands and slow fashion ethos, the idea of a collaboration came to light. 
    Dani draws beautiful designs and had spent years as a graphic designer, but was looking at creating a textile for her brand and Nik LOVES nothing more than turning artwork into flares! Within a few hours, Dani was back at Nik's Air Bnb, trying on flares, getting into the groove of velvet and snapping pics... By the end of it, it was decided, Dani would create the retro print and Nik would create the flares - on velvet of course!

    The flares are available now for pre-order in a retro Orange & Green as well as a Brown and Pink colourway. We've made these in our original flare design as well as the new wide-leg flares, both in velvet and both super comfy!
    We're currently printing the fabric with our Australian based sustainable printers, so they will be ready for you to groove around in super soon!

    You can shop them on our site here!

    And check out Dazey LA's store here!

    Spread the flare-love xx

    View Post

Categories

Latest Post