Circles signify everything and nothing at all. They are both historic and forward-facing. They represent inclusivity in a world that generates more and more diversity. Perfectly balanced and without bias, they radiate neutrality yet embrace us all. This is something we hope to achieve with our circle of colour for A/W19/20.
We foresee a winter palette that continues to be colour intense. Why are people in love with colour? The answer lies in our emotions. It’s about generating happiness and lifting our spirits while connecting emotionally to our own state of mind. Colour forms an important part of our visual identity. Self-promotion and self-branding is a way of life for so many people; colour is becoming an increasingly important part of that journey through a selfie-oriented world.
Overall, we see a season of colour that radiates diversity, ranging from a new level of flat, painterly primaries to pastels that are more active than romantic. Our palette embraces the division between colour as an exercise in maximalism– shades that generate multi-dimensional visual perspectives– and colour used on a functional basis– down to earth utility shades, recycled hues and core essentials.
A small family of tinted neutrals form the base of this colour group. Jet-black is paired with a warm grey: a dusted blue lies with a paler partner. They form duos of dark and light, allowing a layered approach to colour application.
This is a‘respectful’ range, whose aim is not to excite or shock but to partner any chromatic proposal without judgement.
This is a modern and future facing palette of colours that combines the natural and the manmade. Taking inspiration from the world we find about us, the colours are jarred and at odds.
A new, warm winter range is characterized by a filtered and false tonal palette that sees a soft, hot red against a lightened orange, and a matt, subdued taupe that speaks to a cloud of ochre dust.
Colours that tell the tale of the circle of life, where we turn to Buddhist paintings and mandalas, Chinese creation myths and Roman frescoes of Persephone for inspiration.
The unknown of the past and what is yet to be known materialize in shades that only hint at their internal nature and in dark tones that just hint at a colour.
Fulsome winter pigments that have a retro ambiance. They are not pure primaries, they are blended and slightly impure, but still have an enduring appeal.