What inspired Spring 2013?
The American prep remix and the idea of a stylish magpie who travels the world and picks up unique and beautiful things wherever she goes. When she gets back, she pairs them with her classic silhouettes and shapes.
What look were you wearing on the runway?
I wore our blouse and skirt in our wheat print from the collection. Yellow and this wheat motif are big for us for spring - they're a bright and optimistic message.
What are some of your other favorite looks?
We took tie-dye - this humble and traditionally bohemian fabric - and created structured silhouettes, like a polo dress. It epitomizes that prep remix. The tie-dye on the runway was hand-dyed by women artisans we commissioned in Guinea.
This is a great way to tap into the spirit of spring - everything feels like it was picked up in a bazaar or market... We detailed bags, shoes, and jewelry with mirror-work, cowrie shells, embroidery and straw.
The trends of the collections:
Hello, Yellow: The color of the season? Fresh, cheerful, sun-kissed yellow.
Going with the Grain: Wheat - the ultimate symbol of spring and optimism.
Fit to be Tie-Dyed: A cool reinterpretation of the beautiful batik (these are hand-gyed by women artists in Guinea).
Fill in the Blanc: White is the perfect canvas to showcase bold, artisanal details and accessories.
Traveler's Check: A touch of the far (and not-so far) flung gives classic silhouettes a bohemian charm.