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Paul Thomas x Robson Stannard: St. Valentine’s Day Collaboration

Paul Thomas x Robson Stannard

Exclusively for St. Valentine’s Day 2021, we have collaborated with British artist and illustrator Robson Stannard on a limited-edition bouquet wrap and notecard.

Photography by Julian Ward & Sophie Stafford
Details of the bespoke bouquet wrap and notecard designed by Robson Stannard for Paul Thomas. Photograph: Julian Ward.

With St. Valentine’s Day around the corner (Sunday, 14th February 2021), we are delighted to share the results of a collaboration between our Founder & Creative Director, Paul Thomas-Jeffreys and the young British artist and illustrator, Robson Stannard.

We commissioned the artist to create a piece of work inspired by flowers and the romance of the season that could be transformed into a limited-edition paper wrap and notecard to accompany our St. Valentine’s Day bouquets.

Robson Stannard graduated from the London College of Fashion with a degree in Fashion Illustration in 2017. Since then he has won commissions from the likes of Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio, where he was appointed as Artist in Residence for Paris Fashion Week’s AW18 season. Stannard’s work has been featured by publications including Wonderland, Dazed & Confused and recently as part of ‘300 Objects’ – the lead exhibition for London Craft Week 2020.

Robson working on the artwork for our St. Valentine’s Day collaboration. Photograph: Sophie Stafford.

Characterised by bold colour palettes and gestured mark-making, Stannard’s work has predominantly explored the human form in relation to fashion through an abstract, illustrative style and using a variety of media. More recently however, his subject matter has broadened, incorporating floral themes inspired by his walks in the countryside during lockdown.

Robson stated that he was ‘Delighted to collaborate with Paul Thomas on this exclusive St. Valentine’s Day project. I took inspiration from my lockdown country walks in my home county of Suffolk. I began to paint flowers during this time, moving in a new artistic direction. I used acrylic paints, coloured pencils and china markers to create a layered illustration of a flower in my abstract approach, which has been printed as a limited- edition bouquet wrap and notecard to complement the Paul Thomas collections.’

“I took inspiration from my lockdown country walks in my home county of Suffolk. I began to paint flowers during this time, moving in a new artistic direction.”

ROBSON STANNARD

Details of the limited-edition wrap by Robson Stannard for Paul Thomas. Photographs (L-R): Julian Ward, Sophie Stafford
The playfully romantic design features an abstract flower in Stannard’s signature style using a cheerful palette of cerise and bright red. This motif has been repeated in differing scales and printed on recycled paper as a bespoke bouquet wrap for St. Valentine’s Day this year. The accompanying notecard also features the floral design and can be framed as a memento of St. Valentine’s Day 2021.
Paul Thomas-Jeffreys & Robson Stannard in the studio after working on the project together. Photograph: Sophie Stafford.

Paul Thomas Founder & Creative Director, Paul Thomas-Jeffreys, feels that ‘It has been a real pleasure to collaborate with Robson and together make something very special for St. Valentine’s Day. So many of us have found a new love of nature recently as we have had more time to engage on our walks during the lockdowns. This was certainly true for Robson and it has been wonderful to see how, through his art, he expresses his new-found love of flowers. I hope you enjoy discovering our collaboration.’

“So many of us have found a new love of nature recently… during the lockdowns. This was certainly true for Robson and it has been wonderful to see how, through his art, he expresses his new-found love of flowers.”

PAUL THOMAS-JEFFREYS

The Paul Thomas x Robson Stannard packaging can be selected at checkout to wrap any bouquet ordered for delivery in February, while stocks last. If you have any queries please email contact@paulthomasflowers.co.uk.

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