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Finding inspiration in Biarritz with Animal graphic designer, Rose Eads

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Inspiration is all around us, a deep well of moments, colours, images and experiences. Our designers travel far and wide, absorbing different cultures and trends, preparing the groundwork for each new collection.

Following a recent research trip to Biarritz and beyond, we asked graphic designer Rose Eads to give us a glimpse into her sketchbook...

  • Finding design inspiration in Biarritz with Rose Eads - sitting on her skateboard by the dunes

  • Finding design inspiration in Biarritz with Rose Eads - sketchbook writings

  • #1 Biarritz first impressions

    “We headed down to the beach on the first night and the annual surf film festival was on.
    When you are flying so high, you can see the night sky.”

    #2 La Grande Plage

    “The tide out, we explored the busy rock pools and open caves. You could walk all the way through. Looking a little closer to the ground, busy crabs were going about their day.

    Shrimp darted around amongst the smallest fish.
    The caves and rock pools were soon lost underwater, secrets again.”

    Finding design inspiration in Biarritz with Rose Eads - Rose's design sketchbook

    #3 From the streets of San Sebastian

    Inspiration is everywhere.
    “Patterns, prints, textures. Absorbing the surroundings. Fresh eyes.”

  • Finding design inspiration in Biarritz with Rose Eads - Spanish floor tiles pattern

  • Finding design inspiration in Biarritz with Rose Eads - Floor tiles in Spain

  • Finding design inspiration in Biarritz with Rose Eads - Beach House in Anglet

  • Finding design inspiration in Biarritz with Rose Eads - Wooden planks pattern in Spain

  • #4 Hossegor

    “Lots of pine trees decorated the roads along with foreign flowers I did not recognise.
    I bought the sweetest espadrilles from a lady who customised shoes. I got mine with laces.”

    Finding design inspiration in Biarritz with Rose Eads - Buying custom made espadrilles in Hossegor

  • Finding design inspiration in Biarritz with Rose Eads - Espadrilles from Hossegor

  • Finding design inspiration in Biarritz with Rose Eads - Palm trees

  • “Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.”
    Dorothy Parker

    Time to explore, reflect, collect.
    We can’t wait to see the influence of Rose’s latest trip on her designs.


    Discover Rose’s graphics & illustrations in our SS17 Collection

  • Finding design inspiration in Biarritz with Rose Eads - Beach Love trousers

  • Finding design inspiration in Biarritz with Rose Eads - Dark Nature t-shirt

  • Finding design inspiration in Biarritz with Rose Eads - Bocaccio swimsuit

  • Finding design inspiration in Biarritz with Rose Eads - Lourde dress

  • Finding design inspiration in Biarritz with Rose Eads - Poppie dress

  • Finding design inspiration in Biarritz with Rose Eads - Millie dress

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