Our Creative Director, Michael Hill, had long been a fan of Texeira’s work, and on a trip to New York decided to get in touch to propose the idea of a collaboration. ‘Out of the blue Michael hit me up via email and asked if I would be interested in collaborating. He happened to be visiting New York and stopped by my studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. We had a great morning discussing our inspirations – travel, art, interacting with others. I had been working on a series inspired by my two-month stay on a houseboat in Sausalito – he spoke of Japan. We both talked about our love of David Hockney. It made me excited to start working on something for Drake’s.’
And so, a collaboration was born. The resulting pocket squares are small pieces of art in their own right, but of course they double as beautiful accessories. The rich colour palette adds a welcome flash of colour to a more muted ensemble, whether worn in a breast pocket, or knotted about the neck.