Inspiration: Postcard from the Arabian Desert

Inspiration

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My color pallet for my Fall/Winter 2016-17 collection was informed by the desert outside Riyadh, whose color shifts from warm gold to dusty rose and ochre red as the sun rises and sets. In Saudi we have a special relationship with our desert, as it’s a connection to our roots. It is what the beach and ski slopes would be to others…a place where family and friends escape to on weekends to relax in an atmosphere of beautifully decorated tents away from the stress of the city. Coming here also inspired me to incorporate Bedouin tent construction into my designs, as well as tiny bead embroideries inspired by grains of sand.