I know its now mid February but New Year New Blog! A little out of my comfort zone but finally starting regular updates to the blog. I’m Kiran and every post will give a little glimpse behind the scenes. Great way of documenting and letting you all know more about me and about my brand. It’s just me who creates and manages Kirandeep Bassan. I started the business in 2016 selling printed Fashion and Home accessories. Digitally printed scarves, pocket squares and bag ties and most recently a range of canvas, art prints and limited edition products.
My scarves, pocket squares and bag ties are printed onto 100% silk and hand hemmed. There are a lot of steps to create each fashion accessory. I use the hand painted sketches to create repeats and placements in Photoshop, which are then digitally printed onto silk then hemmed . The range of canvas’ are hand painted on a range of sizes. I will go into a closer look of all the processes and the inspirations in some upcoming posts.
Currently based in my hometown of Northampton, and when I decided to set up the studio I knew exactly how I wanted to decorate. A 'organised mess' does come to mind when you see it but it's a great little space to be inspired. I love to hand paint everything and I try to use every single colour I possibly can, so its always important to have an inspiring desk. Whenever I have a design block, I reorganise and instantly find new inspiration.
I graduated from University of Northampton where I studied Fashion. I have always loved print and it was during my final year where I discovered how much I enjoy working with colour. I won the Zandra Rhodes, Textiles Award at Graduate Fashion week 2013. I LOVE screen printing and I had so much fun creating this winning collection. Everything was hand dyed and screen printed including the shoes. It was from this collection I knew I wanted to set up my own brand. As much as I would love to continue screen printing, digitally printed fabric is more cost effective and accessible, but as I hand paint everything my prints still have an organic feel.
I spilt my time of running my own business and freelancing. Its a nice balance of working on my own brand and with designers and print studios to create a variety of prints . Trend researching, initial sketches, development, putting prints into production, hemming, mailing, website edits, social media...always something to keep me busy.
I’m looking forward to keeping you guys updated on what’s going on with my work this year. Make sure you subscribe to the newsletter for updates on new blog posts :) x