I like fall and winter. When I tell people this, they sort of look at me like I'm crazy. But spring and summer are not the seasons that make me feel most at home. When the weather starts to get cold, I feel myself begin to turn inward. I'm someone who loves to be cozy; all curled up on our old couch with a cup of tea and my newest (or neglected) knitting project. I feel a little tension with this practice in spring and summer when the weather begs for us to be outside. In fall, I feel the first inklings of that grounding in, of the chance to inhabit our little home with my husband and dog and just rest. By the time winter rolls in, I'm fully ready to hibernate. My neighbors retreat into their homes until spring and wool socks rarely leave my feet.
The colors "tea" and "mushroom" that I offered this fall are very reflective of the season. They are colors of the earth, of grounding in and getting ready to nest. "Cinder" is the color of winter. Maybe because it represents "death," but not in a traditional sense. "Cinder" means the plants and animals are curled in for the season, but they will be reborn. We can't have the rebirth of spring without the dark of winter.
With this launch comes an exciting update. Pant 1 has two new sizes: open size 0 and open size 12. Open size 0 is a traditional 00, while open size 12 is a traditional size 22. This decision came from the simple fact that the models I work with needed those sizes, but it's also another step I can take towards inclusivity and challenging sizing norms. I hope you love these new "cinder" pieces as much as I do. May they bring you comfort during your winter hibernation and be a reminder that all things go and spring will come.