First I started looking at swatches. I confess that this season I was tempted to swith from Linen to a certified linen blend. I also considered a wool, but it is not vegan and sustainable, so I gave up on that. Finally, I decided to make it all in 100% Linen, but because it is Winter, I thought I'd increase the weight.
The Sea to Sky
As a startup, there isn't much room for big creativeness and changes from the first development, as believe me, it gets very expensive quickly! So, I took the first collection as a learning and moved forward with a new wintery version of it, which I am SO EXCITED about!
So here are the pieces we'll have:
For solid colours, the majority liked this colour palette.
Cinnamon, "Tealish" dark green and Black.
I personally love this palette. It is all down to budget now, so I decided to keep Cinnamon and Black as core, and perhaps to a Christmas drop of the green. Thoughts?
The Pre-Raphaelite print
I wanted to keep the tradition of featuring a hand-made print eevry season. To bring the pre-raphaelite mood I wanted some dark and bold florals so for this print, I hand-painted with watercolours some tulips and pieced together some painting flowers for the ultimate oil-painting texture. I think it will look fabulous on the linen.
Right now, my production partners are sampling some of these beautiful pieces and I CAN'T WAIT to show you the final pieces! For now I'll leave you with some BTS of my working the new neckline and other details!