The Marilyn Robertson Blog

Licensing a different side.

Thursday, March 17th, 2011 at 7:01 pm

The world of licensing can sometimes surprise you.  I show at two major Licensing shows Brand Licensing Europe in London in October and Surtex in New York in May.  Both shows can threw up the unexpected and last year was no exception.The Brand Licensing show in London had an incredible buzz and I was pleased to meet and discuss design possibilities with new potential clients from different parts of the world of which some have now become not just “potential” but actual. It was also great to touch base with existing clients

One of the surprises from the licensing show was a commission for Charnos the tights and stockings company ( part of the Melas group) This year they celebrate their 75th Anniversary. I was commissioned to illustrate six styles of glamour ladies for their launch and the final packaging for a stunning range of limited edition tights and stockings.

"What,   illustrations of cats in tights ! "  quipped one of my family, now that would be a novelty !

Having finished all the artworks I was pleased to attend the launch party with Katie, my daughter, who works with me at my design studio.

 Marilyn  at Charnos launch London 16th March 2011

Screen with image at London Charnos launch


A preview : 

One of the 6 images for the new launch of Charnos limited edition tights & stockings.