Sneak Peak: Dogon Spring/Summer 2016 Collection
So excited to finally unveil our Spring/Summer 2016 Collection!
I was totally blown away by the organic sophistication of The Dogon.
Imagine a world where housing is carved into mountains and the design of living whereabouts is adapted to benefit the physical constraints of an environment.
- The stacked stones that form fencing around the community
- The storage granaries, cone-shaped and pointed tops
- La case à palabre or Toguna, where men hang out and discuss matters concerning the community
I love the ideology behind the Toguna- the roof is very low so one can only sit or lie down. This way, if conversation gets heated, one is less inclined to blow up.
For color, I thought of the simple and reserved beauty of the Dogon and so it was only a natural progression for me to fuse that inspiration with the beautiful foliage colors I see around our New England headquarters.
Et voilà, the collection for Spring/Summer 2016!!
A special thank you to the wonderful Samantha Spencer for images of these sidewalk beauties from Boston!!
Collection available on our website March 28th.
Thank you all for reading.