An Exclusive: Hendrix Nights Velvet Flares - Blue Moon
“Show us a long, long, long hot summer night” - Long Hot Summer Night, The Jimmi Hendrix Experience.
Hendrix Nights Flares feature a bold, feminine Moon Lady motif with cascading stars and gleaming galaxies. Her lashes are long, her lipstick is dark and her nature is alluring, calming and nurturing. A hand drawn, celestial narrative in tangerine orange contrast beautifully with the soft, electric blue velvet.
This collection was heavily influenced by pop art icon Peter Max, and ‘The Cosmic 60s’ artwork he produced, particularly references to the Universe in his psychedelic artwork. Using cosmic and lunar motifs to create a celestial narrative, two distinctive colour palettes express contrasting ideas; a story of the light, playful cosmic heavens, and the rich, brooding midnight. Australian artists Harley and J and Shell Shimmin contributed specially commissioned pieces for this collection exploring the contrasting moods and magical possibilities of the universe.
All of the flares from our ‘Cosmic Velvet’ collection were debuted at New York Fashion Week in September 2017. This range encompasses exclusively designed pieces of artwork for Flare Street in collaboration with artist & sister, Shell Shimmin. All of these designs were hand drawn in sunny Queensland, the flares are made in Melbourne, created from quality Velvet that is sustainably printed in Australia*.
Flare Street’s designs are for those who aren’t just fiercely fashionable but also have a sense of life and individuality. We want people to feel empowered and as though they are expressing themselves in their truest way. The designs are a throwback to that era, reworked and blended with modern colours & structures so that our customers can add it into their everyday wardrobe. We’re huge velvet lovers too - blending psychedelic art, cosmic references, retro prints and velvet is what we love to do!
They are a perfect addition to any occasion! Treat them with love and care, pass them down to your daughters or loved ones and cherish them forever. They are limited edition, made to last and a truly unique Flare Street design!
About the velvet & environmental impact during print:
- Printed using water based inks
- No harsh chemicals used
- Inks disposed of accordingly & not poured down drains
- Recycled paper and plastic used throughout printing and shipping
*It has taken us a long time to find a fabric printer that aligns with our printing ethics and we are so proud to have found a small-business, in Australia, to work with. *