All this week I am on location for photography of our Spring/Summer 2016 collection! The design team and I collaborated on many of the books together, but I was assigned one book using two favorite Berroco yarns to design all on my own. I usually need a story in my head before designing. I turn to painters and other designers from the past to inspire and lead me to my own creations. Lately, I have been seriously inspired by the artist Georgia O’Keefe, best known for her large paintings of florals, bones and dreamy southwestern landscapes. I looked to her paintings for inspiration in my own knitted motifs and to her style for styling and photography!
I hung this board above my desk while designing the collection. I especially love the four photographs on the bottom row, which were taken by her lover, Alfred Stieglitz. I love how calmly she appears while moving her body before the camera.
The mood board above is a mixture of contemporary designers and photography that I thought magically paired with Georgia’s portraits and style.
I am so excited to show you what I came up with next season!