PAX IN TERRA COLLECTION
During last year’s lockdown, I found myself connecting more than ever with nature, and being totally on my own was able to paint and be creative without too many interruptions. I only have a tiny London garden, but it’s my sanctuary where I go to think and be inspired. It’s a wild tangle of flowers and colour, providing infinite inspiration. I love the unpredictability of gardening or the way I do it that is! I never know what’s going to appear. Favourites were unusual marigold varieties that created the Calendula print in all the colour groups – cobalt blues, viridian greens, and soft pastels, which then were used for kaleidoscopic patterns, torn up and stuck into collages.
Huge thanks to Bernard Zieja for organising a shoot for me in Puerto Escondido, and finding gorgeous colourful locations to set off my prints, I wish I could have gone too! Also thanks to local girls, Julie, Patti, and Shannon, for taking time off from surfing.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Pookie Blezard has been the creative director of Pazuki for nearly 40 years, engaged in a continuous evolution of printing and embroidery techniques, colour and fabric experimentation for women’s clothes and accessories.
Born in South West London to parents who were both renowned musicians and surrounded by decorative pieces brought back from around the world on her mother’s side, Chinese embroideries, ceramics and carvings from a great uncle who lived in Shanghai, and Indian carpets and textiles from 1920s India where her mother lived as a child. On her father’s side the family worked in a Lancashire cotton mill and way back were descended from Huguenot silk weavers who came from France.
Trained at Camberwell school of Art and Crafts in printed textiles where her passion for textiles and love of repeating patterns evolved.
Prints are developed from Pookie's oil paintings which give them an instantly recognisable unique originality. Hours have been spent staring into flowers and mixing colours and the paintings express Pookie’s individual personal style which has been absorbed from a life-time of travelling and living in London.
The PAZUKI ethos comes from an irrepressible need to to be creative and a desire to produce clothing that makes the wearer feel good and enables them to express their own individuality.
Our pieces are small runs that are hand-cut and take over 5 hours to make.
Here at PAZUKI we always think about timelessness, to consider cost per wear for a garment that has been treasured and loved for many years.
Customers are often spotted in much loved vintage Pazuki pieces that have been in their wardrobe for decades.
We run the digital fabric printing machine slowly to reproduce all the texture and detail of the original design, and the ink drops are very fine. Printing has always been our passion and we care about getting it perfect.
Every scrap of fabric is precious and kept, even teeny weeny bits which are used in patchwork for one-off scarves which all have numbered editions and are prized by Pazuki collectors.
We treat all suppliers and people we work with in the way we would like to be treated ourselves.
Celebrities that have chosen to wear Pazuki over the years including:
Joni Mitchell, Kim Basinger, Oprah Winfrey, Hilary Clinton, Juliet Binoche, Mick Jagger, Joanna Lumley, Dame Pippa Harris - Chair of BAFTA, Prue Leith and Sophie Winkleman aka Lady Frederick Windsor, perfectly illustrating the variety of women who wear and love PAZUKI.
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