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Megan Park – Finding Inspiration

by Jenny Butler
Tuesday 15th March 2011

Today is your last chance to enter into the draw to win 2 tickets to see the Megan Park LMFF Runway show for this Thursday night, PLUS 2 x $200 gift vouchers to be spent at the Megan Park store on the Ready to Wear Collection! Leave a comment before 9pm EST tonight & remember – you must be in Melbourne to pick up the tickets on Wed or Thurs. The winner will be announced tomorrow! – Jenny x

Megan Park’s studio pinboard

Where does my inspiration come from? This is always a question that people ask but one that I find almost impossible to answer.

Favourite vintage pieces from Megan’s personal collection

It comes from everywhere yet nowhere in particular. It is a constant progression from one season to the next. We always aim to create a new statement each season, a fresh sprit and vibe from the previous but always maintaining the essence of MEGAN PARK.

Vintage fabrics, including a 1920’s beaded dress from Megan’s personal collection

A peek into Megan Park’s personal wardrobe of vintage finds!

I collect and love antique textiles.  I collect with no particular season in mind and sometimes I reference something I picked up 15 years ago. I trawl Parisian flea markets and love the vintage shops of London. I love travelling and will hunt out traditional or antique textiles wherever I go. I never copy these embroideries but the techniques and intricate beauty of these works is beyond inspiring.

- Megan x


by Jenny Butler
Tuesday 15th March 2011

32 comments

  • Susan 4 years ago

    Love Megan closet truly inspiring, reminds me of hand-me-downs my mum has been saving for us girls. Now I understand the link. This new mum would like to see the live thang. Susan

  • Miriam 4 years ago

    A textile collection to die for!

  • Theresa 4 years ago

    Details that dreams are made of. Really inspiring. Thanks-you.

  • Liza 4 years ago

    Love that inspiration comes from everywhere. Sometimes we forget that the everyday can inspire creativity.

  • libby noblet 4 years ago

    being transported to other times and places by small snippets of textiles is wonderful, travelling through Megans incredible eye and selections is a treat. thanks for the sharing.

  • Rebecca 4 years ago

    What beautiful vintage textiles… So delicate!

  • Clealala 4 years ago

    Oo what a dream! Beautiful merci!

  • Susie 4 years ago

    Such beautiful things. It’s lovely to see behind the scenes!

  • Imogen 4 years ago

    Soooo pretty!

  • Janette 4 years ago

    de toute beauté

  • Jacqui 4 years ago

    love the peek into a creative mind. Beautiful things, just like a treasure trove

  • claudine 4 years ago

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful textile. Your work is extremely delicate and elegant.
    Love it!

  • Kylie 4 years ago

    I love that dreamy creamy lace dress… sigh!

  • anna 4 years ago

    Hi Megan,
    Your products and shots are gorgeous and I love your clipboard “mood board” pic ! It just inspired me to create something. Thank you

  • Amanda 4 years ago

    What an inspired choice for guest blog – love her work.

  • rachael 4 years ago

    that purse/bag is soooooooo interesting.i would love to know more about it…..
    a beautiful collection. i would love to come for afternoon tea and have a good look!!

  • Zoë 4 years ago

    too much gorgeousness – goosebumps and shivers and sparkles and loveliness…

    xo

  • Louisa 4 years ago

    Just beautiful fabrics, love the beading, just gorgeous, the detail in the collection is divine.

  • Michelle 4 years ago

    Add to must do list: One day have a drawer labeled ‘vintage fabrics’.

  • Chrystie 4 years ago

    Beautiful beading. Would love to see it in person

  • Katie Frederick 4 years ago

    What lush fabrics!! Imagine seeing this live!

  • Carmen 4 years ago

    Swoon!

  • Lyn 4 years ago

    This is just too gorgeous! Truly inspirational, can’t wait to see more.

  • Willow 4 years ago

    What a beautiful collection. I also collect vintage textiles though mine are a little more humble in origin and tend to come from op shops. It’s kind of you to share such stunning
    pieces with us.

  • Kate W 4 years ago

    What an eclectic mix honoring yesteryear, divine textures & fabrications, drawing inspiration form arts & crafts, diverse cultures, history & nature. A juxtaposition of old an new.
    It would be a fascinating journey to experience the unveiling of Megan Parks latest “glory box”.

  • Esther Navarro-Orejon 4 years ago

    Hi Everyone, don’t forget to join the Megan Park Facebook Page and follow on Twitter for updates.
    Sorry Lucy, just so many lovely comments.
    x

  • Tess 4 years ago

    What wonderful sources of inspiration… It is fantastic to see the many wonderful fabrics, photos and bits and pieces that make Megan Park’s clothing and her home unique and truly beautiful!

  • Meredith 4 years ago

    So beautiful. I adore MP and would love to see it live!

  • Lam 4 years ago

    Totally pretty

  • Jessica 4 years ago

    Oh the vintage beaded dress is just too wonderful for words. Lovely to see where the inspiration starts!

  • Robert Lacey 4 years ago

    Beautiful. My partner adores your clothing!

  • Adele 4 years ago

    Glorious clipboard with the never dull and always inspiring Frida taking centre stage.

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