For the past few weeks i've been putting together a storyboard and designs for about 50 Sku's of knit hats - something i've never really developed before, and my deadline is fast approaching. I flew back to Boston in November where I was assigned this task, and stayed with my parents for a few nights. My mom knocked on my bedroom door at 5:30 am and climbed in bed with me with her coffee like I was a child and asked me, "How do you design that many different knits? How do you make them all different?" First of all, Mom, why? Whenever I stay at my parents house, they have this weird need to be in my personal space and it's usually at the oddest hours…something I can only describe as empty nest syndrome I guess. I'm not sure why my job was the first thing on my mom's mind that morning, but oddly enough the same question was on my mine. Yarn can be very intimidating but with some solid trend shopping and research, I have since surpassed my anxiety and am going where my creative brain takes me, hoping the masses will jump on board with me. I like to incorporate details and trends that I am currently obsessed with into my knit designs and roll with it. Fur: obsessed right now. Obsessed always really. Fur is timeless, it's classic, and I don't think it will ever fade. Just like Lil' Wayne. I am also really digging nudes and neutrals right now, with a pop of bright contrast. I found this oatmeal knit with an oversized (fake) rabbit fur pom and died. Immediately. My vision for 2016 knit headwear (since we design a year ahead) will be fur filled and i'm ready to own it.
Sometimes neutral knits can wash a sister out…so that's why I paired it with a gold necklace to add some bling and bright red Revlon Colorbust lip balm (has a minty scent to it which is a home run #amiright). Nails are hanging neutral with Sally Hansen's Earl Gray shade because I don't want to distract from the rabbit on my head.
Let's revisit the oversized pom for a minute- I got into my car last night with this hat on, and my head touches the roof. Go big or go home. Fur real.