The New Blush
Some of you may know that the names of the colorways of the second collection mainly are drawn from cities in Morocco. As it is my second home, and exists on the bucket list of many people, Morocco serves as an endless inspiration stream for me. Colors especially stick out in my mind. Though none of these colors hit the Pantone Color of the Year chord, they're verging on trendy but in an accidental way
. Take this warm clay color for example. It's not flesh or blush, it's not terracotta or paprika, but it's own unique hue that belongs only in this place. Marrakesh.
It's always been the color of the year here.
I first went to Morocco in 2002 and fell in love with this vibrant city. It's been a place of mystery and magic for me ever since. This bustling tourist hub has an interesting history but is also like a magnet, pulling me near, all the time. I've been back several times for textiles buying trips and with groups of Americans learning about Moroccan culture. I like to explain it as the city that never sleeps. We typically start with an exercise called the "Five Senses of Jama'a Al Fna", which means that you'll see, smell, taste, hear and (be) touch(ed) in the crowded plaza all within minutes of arriving!
It's an experience unlike any other, and a real cultural wake up call.
Beyond this sensory overload and beyond the main gates of the old city, or Medina, you'll find seductive colors in the architecture and wares for sale. You'll find friendly people and many wonderful tastes. I welcome you to find out more as you read on.