I’m sure many creative people out there can relate. At one o’clock in the morning and my brain won’t stop imagining the next handbag collection, the colorways, the patterns, the shapes, the styling, and the list goes on and on. It's as if I was possessed by some kind of creative power, (LOL). My ADD kicked in, next thing I knew, I found myself wandering on Pinterest like nobody’s business. I didn’t even know where I started my search and three hours later the stiffness in my fingers and joint reminded me that I’ve spent to much time clicking on my keyboard. Needless to say, I have issues executing a cohesive collection. It feels like I am once again chasing after the next shiny object.
I always have to remind myself of the objective goal and postpone the rest in my brain compartment for later use. For my “Launch Collection”, I was fascinated by the handwoven Iraca palm from Colombia. This collection would be the feel-good purchase because it’s a sustainable and eco-friendly natural material. The intricate handwoven work of the knowledgable artisans and the dedication to a labor-intensive process is something to be admired and support. I didn't want this to be a typical style out there. I designed a more muted and subtle tone for the Fall 2020 collection. Naturally, I leaned toward black, natural palm, warm brown, and Pale Lilac (my brand color). My choice of pattern is gingham, it’s iconically recognizable and classic. The English Colonial interior of the nostalgic wicker chairs, tropical lush plants, neutral tan juxtaposed by black and white checker tiles. I needed my own unique design. So I took a fresh spin on a spherical form. I claimed this to be my free creative design, for an acquired taste. Stay tuned for our Fall 20 Collection launch. A story of a woman spending her autumn season in the tropics.