Once upon a time...
...in a Dollhouse far far away.
In her latest collection, Dollhouse, Francesca has drawn her inspirations from her love of a variety of dolls which she has collected since she was a child. Her fascination with them is how each doll creates its own character and style based on its appearance and craftsmanship. The collection is called Dollhouse because it groups ‘rooms’ for each doll with their own unique character, each recreated in a form of art-wear that still connects them all together. Her four main themed ‘rooms’ of her dolls are called: Romanticism – based on dolls of the 18th century, Fantasy – is a mystical representation of the fairies, mermaids and other fairytale creatures, Puppets – based on hand crafted dolls such as puppets from different cultures, and lastly Plastic – a kitsch-like representation of quirky and modern plastic toys. Her collection is best described as a colourful collection of eclectic and experimental designs.