What do you get when you combine the season 15 winner of Project Runway, a maximalist artist, and endless amounts of creativity (paired with custom fabric, of course!)? While your first thought may be a one-of-a-kind dress featuring an intricate design, would you ever think it would be a design concept that could make you think more about the country, or even the world, you live in?

At Spoonflower, we have so much pride and respect for our design community and the designers who use their creativity to stand up and speak out.

Today, we’re sharing an exciting collaboration with Project Runway winner, Erin Robertson and artist Jordan Piantedosi. You may have seen Erin’s use of Spoonflower fabric during her time on Project Runway (we are all about the Poly Crepe de Chine dress she made), but follow along as she and Jordan showcase their most recent project, a custom fabric design that empowers you to wear your voice as you raise your voice.

Erin Robertson models a couture coat printed on heavy cotton twill

Erin: I have been working with Spoonflower for the past 4 years, all throughout college and still to this day! Having a company like Spoonflower allows me to take an idea and actually have it come to fruition for a project like this is so amazing!

Fashion is more than looking good; it’s saying something about yourself and the future of fashion is better slower.

Jordan Piantedosi draws a custom design
Jordan Piantedosi’s design represents the flower children of the past, present and future
Sketches of the protest print created by Jordan and Erin

The drawings of flowers and fay folk marching and holding signs represents the flower children of the past, present, and future. They also represent the optimistic & artistic dreamers who are willing to stand up for what they believe in: human rights, nature, progress, truth and love.

Erin and Jordan with their custom printed fabric
Erin and Jordan celebrate the arrival of their custom designed fabric!
A close-up of the Erin and Jordan's custom fabric design
Rich colors printed on Heavy Cotton Twill brings this creative collaboration to life

Growing my business slowly and thoughtfully, I am currently working on a few projects and one of my favorites is using Spoonflower as a vehicle to communicate a strong message. Jordan Piantedosi and I have collaborated on many projects over the years, including the iconic prints in my Project Runway season 15 winning collection! We’re teaming up again to make a social impact on our fellow humans.

Protest print scarf
The layout was very thought out with a focus on no waste. For the scarves and totes, this was possible with pattern shapes like squares and rectangles.
Erin Robertson models a protest print tote bag printed on Heavy Cotton Twill

We wanted to navigate through the negative energy surrounding social, racial and political conversations, putting forth a positive protest message.

The resulting print is something we hope will be worn and shared in a powerful show of solidarity with those voices that are marginalized. We want to empower people to wear their voice as they raise their voice.

Erin Robertson poses with a mini version of herself with leftover scrap fabric
With an emphasis on zero waste, fabric scraps were turned into a mini Erin doll!

Thank you sew much for reading and we hope this inspires you not only in design and layouts for printing, but also in the message of the work you create. 

We are on this world together and it’s up to all of us to inspire each other! Stay tuned to the next project Jordan and I are up to with Spoonflower!  It will be about fun quirky facts, all things science and nature related!

Erin’s hand embroidered coat radiates with passion and creativity

Want to wear an Erin Robertson and Jordan Piantedosi original?

Take a closer look at the one-of-a-kind coat, scarves and tote bags now for sale on Erin’s website and be sure to visit her Spoonflower shop to find these designs on fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap! 100% of ALL profits generated from the sales of the items sold on her site will be donated to the following organizations: Planned Parenthood, Black Lives Matter, Arts For Humanity, Emily’s List, RIP Medical Debt, Sacred Stone Camp, Pink&Black and Oceana.