Francy King

Barb Safranek, the designer and sewist of the garments unde the label “Francy King.” She is a landscape architect living and designing residential gardens in Spokane Washington. Barb finds that the skills of texture and color mixing, scale and composition in garden design apply equally to the realm of wearable art; Both have the beauty and vitality of living things at their centers.

Dutch wax prints are the starting point for her designs, amazing art in their own right, and from there she chooses silhouettes and pairs the prints with luxurious wools, laces, satins and other fabrics to create unique garments to enhance the wearer.

“ I believe dressing should be a ritual of joy bringing art to this amazing life and supporting and challenging us to live it to the fullest.”