Georgia Chapman's Vixen label was much loved for more than twenty years. Now after a break to be with her young family, Georgia is bringing back her signature prints in selected products. It is the start of the Georgia Chapman label: the same design aesthetic, the same emphasis on quality, with more one-of-a-kind pieces and limited edition collections.
All pieces are Australian made, designed in Georgia's Collingwood studio with handprinting and manufacturing outsourced to local Melbourne suppliers.
Georgia's style is to reinvent traditional motifs and patterns and combine prints in unexpected ways. She creates pieces with timeless simplicity, function and beauty. Her passion is for design, colour, craftsmanship and the handmade.
“I am a bowerbird. For as long as I can remember, I’ve collected bits of cloth, decorative paper, old scarves, pieces of wallpaper … anything that appeals to me for colour and surface decoration. It was only natural that I became a textile designer.”
Vixen Australia began in 1992, a fashion and homewares label that used all original fabrics. Printed crepe de chine, georgette, velvet devoré and a full range of silks in rich colours and textures quickly became Georgia's trademark.
For twenty years, Vixen was sold through retail outlets across Australia, Asia, and London. The Vixen flagship store in Fitzroy opened in 2007.
Georgia has exhibited her work widely, and her designs feature in the National Gallery of Victoria and the Powerhouse Museum collections.