Robert Allen 2016
Robert Allen presents Drenched Color, a color-soaked collage of crushed reds and inky blues inspired by the intense, saturated hues achieved through natural dyeing methods. The fabric line embodies the concentrated colors present in organic materials like berries, bark, and roots. These rich tones bloom into painterly designs influenced by manual production processes, such as resist dyeing and batik. Patterns range from the globally inspired, like ikat and ogee motifs, to the geometrically influenced, such as interlocking latticework and graphic chevrons—all with the common thread of arresting color and unstudied beauty.