The first collection for Galleria-T really came about by literally purchasing the designs which really appealed to me. As I sourced and bought these designs the collection started to take shape.
Some designs were removed, and then filed to be used another day, the others went through to production. The designs were chosen instinctively using my experience working within the Fashion Industry, to decide which designs would make absolutely amazing T shirts.
This collection started with the procurement of Tom Neal's 'Beautiful Displacement' piece (or the Unicorn as everyone calls it), I loved it not only for the strong imagery but also thought that the composition, and the movement in the illustration was perfect to print on a T shirt.
Then came the 'Stag in a Tutu' design from British designer Brendon Rush. This design appeals to so many people, I liked it so much that it became almost a mascot for Galleria-T, with the Stag appearing not only on the backdrop of our website, but also on some of our packaging.
So then we go to the USA for one of four American components to our first collection, and North Carolina to be more exact. The Joe Snow design 'Play your Guts Out' just really jumped out at me, I loved the line work, again on a T shirt it looks fantastic. It really 'Pops' on the Grey Cotton.
Staying in the USA we then have two designs from Danielandhisart. They are both very different, but both strong pieces in their own right. Firstly 'Skelly' wearing the biker jacket, and then a design which is proving very popular here in Milan, 'The World will end in Fire.'
The texturing is beautiful, printed on a 100% viscose oversized T, it has a 'High Fashion' feel to it, with the Ladies wearing it as a T shirt dress over leather leggings and super High Heels, and the Guys rocking it with their quiffed hair, wearing this T big, with super fitted jeans, and a beaten up pair of Converse.
The last of our American designers is Nathan Opdahl, with his 'Veronica' it speaks for itself, an amazing piece that looks great with everything. The design has been printed on the inside of the T, to give it an even more ghostly effect through the fibres of the cotton. This is a really refined, key piece to the collection.
Our last design is 'Racewish' from Rei, or Sheviper as he is more commonly known. Originally from Japan, Rei now lives in Singapore. I loved the Masonic Imagery,and the symmetry, but most of all the composition of this one colour design. It is such a strong, defining piece.