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Another painting in her studio, created not long after Prada ignited a craze for ombre fabrics back in 2007. “I was inspired by traditional Indonesian ikat fabric techniques, where you dye the thread with this fading effect before you weave it,” says Trudzinski. Her use of color is undoubtedly her calling card — it may be completely instinctive, but it's also incredibly meticulous, as if she were directing a symphony. “It’s a bit random, but it’s always a composition. If I’m missing something I go back and paint it; if I think I need a yellow piece here to make it more fresh, I’ll make a yellow.”