- Brief description
- Fabric sample featuring stylised giraffes on a background of grey and green diamonds, Sylvia Chalmers, 1951.
- height: 45in
- Stead McAlpin
- Chalmers, Sylvia
- Label Text
- This cotton textile featuring stylised giraffes was designed by Sylvia Chalmers for Stockman in 1951.
After the drab colours of the Second World War, textile manufacturers offered British consumers a range of bright, modern fabrics that avoided traditional or historical references. Spiky designs and strong colour contrasts became fashionable. Fabrics such as this were especially popular with younger customers.