2016 | Prado Collection


I had the great privilege of visiting the Restoration Department of the Prado Museum.  A meticulous understanding of a painting, its artist and historical context is necessary for the restorer to return a picture to an authentic and original quality.  To that, I studied the textures and prints as seen in the 16th and 17th century costumes from the paintings of El Greco, Velazquez and Claudio Coello and returned those historical influences through embroidered laces, unusual prints, rich velvets and veiled polka dots to my sophisticated, 21st Century woman on the go…   -Nicole Hanley