London’s own Princess Julia turns painter to create a trio of Limited Edition T-shirts for children’s fairytale ‘Ever After High’.
Last week saw the launch of a brand new chapter of next-generation fairytales with children’s story ‘Ever After Hight’ getting it’s official airing.
As well as a collaboration featuring a selection of emerging London Fashion talent from the likes of Disney fan Bobby Abley and Ashley Williams, the event gathering also showcased London’s regional treasure, Princess Julia’s special edition unisex Ever After High T-shirts. The limited edition threads feature a trio of hand-painted water-colour depictions of Ever After High’s ‘Royals and Rebels’, the two cliques which form once the children of former famous fairytale legends learn to relive their parents destinies.
Princess Julia explains: “As a style enthusiast and keen watercolour painter, I was inspired by the unique personalities of each Ever After High doll. Coupled with the talents of our young designers who have dressed them up and added a further flourish to these miniature Miss’s, I feel my portraits capture the idea that they have come to London to party in style.”
Combining her energy between being a fixture on the DJ circuit and contributing to various blogs and publications, Julia has co-curated the ICA Off-Site show ‘A Journey Through London’s Subculture; 1980’s – present’.
A staple face on the London club scene for over 3 decades, she has been involved with renown club-night ventures, The Blitz, Taboo, BoomBox, and a plethora of other night-life subcultures. Heavily enveloped by the Art scene she has also played muse to artist Wolfgang Tillmans, and appeared in a selection of underground art films with cameo roles in The Edge of Love director John Maybury’s films. This season also saw her curate the audio content for talent incubator Fashion East’s Ryan Lo and Claire Barrow alongside Simon Milner.
Words: Shane Hawkins