What drew you to wheat for Spring?
Wheat is eternally optimistic and earthy. I have so many positive associations with it — organic, golden, textural. It’s a beautiful print, and it lends a great feel to straw bags, necklaces and shoes. On the runway, we reflected it in the models’ fishtail braids — how we did our hair in grade school.
Yellow is also a big part of the print and collection…
It’s cheerful, bright and feels fresh for spring. It’s a happy, hopeful color, and it pairs well with so many other colors, too: white, navy, black, red, camel, gray, brown, etc.
Is it easy to wear?
Definitely. There are so many shades, from deep goldenrod to bright lemon and near neon, so there is a hue for everyone. That’s why I love our wheat print. If you’re just warming up to the idea of yellow, you can wear a printed bag. If you feel more comfortable with it, you can go head-to-toe wheat.
How are you wearing the wheat print?
I’ve been wearing just a hint of wheat in a small bag or an arty necklace, or a lot with a wheat print skirt, like I did at our runway show. There are so many colors and prints that complement it, like the graphic patchwork in our Ninian jacket, one of my favorites.
More to explore in Spring
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- Spring Most Wanted: The Jersey Dress Mon, Mar 31, 2014
- Spring Calgary Avansino On: London & The Vogue Festival Fri, Mar 28, 2014
- Experts 10 Minutes with an Entrepreneur: Ariela Suster Mon, Apr 22, 2013
- Spring Street Style: Boho Bound Wed, Apr 17, 2013