Design En Rogue Through Joanna McClure’s Still Life Lens
Joanna McClure has mastered the art of the still life genre. From her prismatic interpretations of Zara’s perfume bottles to a collection of rings ever-so-delicately placed on top of a strawberry for Repossi, to dusted pigments and juicy jewels by Chopard, Mikimoto, Wempe NYC and Oscar Heyman, her careful compositions turn every photograph she produces into a work of art.
With her talented eye and hands (and we think a little bit of magic), Joanna was able to capture the same je ne sais quoi for the fabrics she curated from S. Harris’s new Design En Rogue Collection. Pulling inspiration from Henri Matisse’s playful approach to his famous cut-outs and even Flemish paintings when it came to the lighting, she transformed her nine chosen fabrics into colorful, shapely and textural still life scenes.
Check them out below and take a deeper dive into Joanna’s inspiration and a behind-the-scenes look at her collaboration with S. Harris in “First/Person: Joanna McClure x Design En Rogue.”
Though it includes S. Harris’s Matisse fabric, Joanna’s topsy-turvy still life of the artistic print, Perfect Ten in Azure and Soleil, and Culotte (a soft viscose, cotton and polyester blend) is giving us straight-up Picasso vibes.
Is anyone else singing “All eyes on me in the center of a ring just like a circus” a la Britney Spears circa 2008? Just like we would for the newly freed pop star, we’re giving this still life a standing ovation. Featuring Momentum, Culotte, Jules Bouclé, Matisse, Perfect Ten, and Leavitt.