Winter is coming. There, I said it. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing – there’s lots to love about winter: soft snow, ice skating, mittens, ice crystals, the quiet hush of falling snow, rosy cheeks, and the happiness that washes over you upon returning to your warm and cozy home (bonus points if there’s smoke rising from your chimney). These are the things I look forward to each year and what inspired the four colors in the winter set of this season’s collection.

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Glacier: A glacier is, perhaps, the best physical embodiment of winter. Icy, cool, imposing, unknowable, and vast, a glacier is awe-inspiring, but with a force and magic of its own. Glacier is a chilly, refined blue, meant to demand a second look and your attention.

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Denim: If I could wear jeans everyday, I would (and maybe I do). But summer’s not always the best time for jeans – winter is when they truly shine. Dependable, sturdy, and comfortable, they tuck right into your snow boots and carry you from ski weekends to Sunday family dinners to date nights. This color was inspired by my favorite pair of jeans: a deep indigo blue, perfectly broken in, and an essential part of my winter uniform.

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Starling: Inspired by all of our birds that make their great migration south for the winter, starling is an ethereal purple color, somewhat like the winter sky at night when dusk is unfolding. The French call this time of day “entre le chien et le loup” (literally between the dog and the wolf), and that’s where starling fits in: between the blue of the day and the black of the night.

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Oslo: I was dreaming of fjords. I was dreaming of the bright green grass that blankets those fjords and the way that the fjords rise up from the sea. I was dreaming of the way that bright green grass returns year after year when the snow melts and the sun returns. This is what Oslo is to me: the cheerful promise that green will return and spring will start anew.

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And there you have it – all eight of our fall and winter colors! We hope you’ll love them as much as we do.

September 16, 2015 by Araya Jensen

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