Saturday, January 27, 2007
I designed Spring 2007 back in September 2006 which always feels weird. I'm a very immediate person. I titled the collection "Il Etait Une Fois Dans Le Fôret" or "Once Upon a Time In the Forest". I was thinking of my favorite old fairytales set in the forest, the kind my German grandmother, my Oma used to tell. Germans like their fairytales grizzly, and that's how I remember her versions of Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks. These were stories but I think she used to tell them in a way that let me know she'd never let that stuff happen to me--if I was a good girl I guess. Anyway, it was these memories of those fairytales and the idea that some of the elements I used in the jewelry were things one might find along the path of the forest if one were a major player in the story-like Gretel or Red or Goldi. Maybe these things would protect you or help you find your way. Or maybe they were just the things you find, like a pine cone or a nice rock that would comfort you if you kept them.
Anyway here are some previews of my favorites and some of the favorites of the shops that bought them at the Le Showroom tradefair in Paris in October. You can find them on my site (this is my first pug of the blog), Bonbon Oiseau.
I'm designing Fall/Winter 2007 now. It seems funny.
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