Virginia is a textile designer and artist. Born in Toronto, she moved to New York to study at Parsons School of Design, and later worked as a design assistant at Helmut Lang and an illustrator for Kate Spade. One Saturday she took a screen-printing class which changed the direction of her life.
She began creating collections of colourful caftans, dresses and shawls with her signature prints which have been sold at stores around the world, including Barneys, Liberty's and Holt Renfrew. Her clothing is part of the permanent collections of the Textile Department at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Virginia continues to create her textiles from her Toronto studio and her book, Travels Through the French Riviera, is being published on May 29 by Artisan Books.