Dublin collective pays homage to fashion’s feisty Iris Apfel in new print series

If I could live by one mantra, and one mantra alone, it would
be Iris Apfel’s: “More is more, and less is bore.” For me, the
94-year-old fashion icon optimises the fun of street style –
often clad in feathers, faux fur and more than her own body
weight in jewellery, Iris’s dedication to creativity and
eccentricity, demonstrated through her fashion choices, is
simply inspiring.

Therefore, when Jill & Gill – a Dublin based collaborative
studio, made up of illustrator Jill Deering and printmaker
Gillian Henderson – got in touch with their latest illustrative
series, we just had to share.

In celebration of their first birthday in business together,
the duo launched its first solo show. The exhibition saw the
design and creation of 25 unique screen printed artworks,
featuring the unmistakable face of Iris Apfel, to embody her
colourful style.

Each limited-edition piece has been printed on 300gsm cotton
paper, with each layer of the image screen-printed in a
multitude of finishes and hand embellishments, informed by her
eclectic permutations of designer clothing and exotic
accessories.

The prints are now available to purchase online.

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