How did the collaboration come about?

Someone from Jaeger’s design team found my Landscape with Yellow Triangle painting on a blog and then a few of them came to visit me at my studio. They brought their mood board, which included some environmental art images (something which is of real interest to me), and we just got chatting.

How does it feel to see your paintings come to life on clothing?

It’s extraordinary and incredibly exciting because I haven’t actually done a collaboration ‒ this is my first. It’s wonderful to see the journey from the mood board to the clothes, and the print looks different on each fabric and style.

This is my first collaboration ‒ it’s wonderful to see the journey from the mood board to the clothes

What inspired the painting?

I recently moved studios from Brixton to this amazing space on the 9th floor in Blackfriars, and the views are incredible. There’s a lot of architecture around me, and there is a sort of a land, sea and sky fusion. So it just happened ‒ it poured out of me in a way. They always start quite nebulous with a smidge of paint and then they get built up; so it sort of merged of its own will.

Why art?

I don’t think I remember not wanting to be an artist. It was something that I just naturally gravitated towards. I always drew, and I liked that my paintings and drawings transported me into another world.

What’s your earliest art memory?

I remember at primary school being told the story of Icarus and being showed the Bruegel painting of the fall. For me, it was like the story had already happened outside the painting: the narrative was elsewhere, but the painting had this fantastic content to it. I think that was the first time a painting actually told me something.

Which artists inspire you most?

I think my work comes from mid-century British, so quite modernist painters ‒ people like Keith Thorn, Prunella Clough and post-war artists. But, I’m always looking at different artists especially painterly people ‒ artists that use paint in interesting ways ‒ I’m constantly looking.

Artist Daisy Cook pictured with her Landscape with Yellow Triangle painting
Above: Artist Daisy Cook pictured with her Landscape with Yellow Triangle painting
One of our designers sets to work translating art into fashion
Above: One of our designers sets to work translating art into fashion
To me, Jaeger is all about clean lines, timeless appeal and effortless style

Where do you feel most inspired?

Everywhere! Your eye catches all sorts of things; it could be a wall, a bit of pavement, a beautiful vista.

What do you love most about London?

Its diversity. It’s also got this amazing energy to it, and even after all these years I’m still discovering new places. I live in Hampstead Heath, so feel like I have the best of both worlds ‒ the city and the country.

Where are we most likely to find you?

The Canned Café or The Plough at Swan Wharf, which is on the canal ‒ they’re great if I’ve forgotten my sandwich and if it’s a really beautiful sunny day. They’re lovely local places. Nearer to home I’ve got the most fabulous pub on my doorstep, which is the Bull and Last ‒ I go there a little too often!

What does Jaeger mean to you?

To me, it’s all about clean lines and timeless appeal. My own style is fairly simple and classic, so effortless style is important. I shall be going to my local Jaeger store very soon!

I love the diagonal stripe pieces ‒ they’re simple, but have this sharpness cutting through them.

Is there anything on your wish list at the moment?

I love all the sporty looks ‒ especially the diagonal stripe pieces. I like that they’re simple, but have this sharpness cutting through them.

Which exhibitions are in your diary right now?

Too many to list! I haven’t been to the new Tate Modern yet though, so I’m really excited to see the new structure.

What’s next?

I’ve got a couple of shows in the pipeline; I’m hoping to have something put together as well in the autumn. So, watch this space…

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