by Linda Smyth June 09, 2017 2 min read
you've probably noticed we're not huge on colour. not because I don't love colour - I do! I just appreciate it from a distance. Sunsets, art, amazing editorial, a well-dressed woman walking down the street in a clash of colour and pattern - all beautiful and vital for my creative inspiration. Life would be way less interesting and appealing without colour - can you imagine a world in black and white? We would miss out on SO MUCH!
But for us, and many of the women we design for, colour is at it's best when it's not actually worn. Styling and wearing colour can be problematic. Especially when compared with a neutral black, white and grey palette. A colour-free wardrobe makes formulaic (not boring!!) dressing easy(er) - it's one of the fundamentals of the bon design philosophy - garments which can be mixed and matched and worn a million times without anyone noticing the high rotation.
A black, white and grey wardrobe reduces waste (you need way less), is always chic, and is infinitely more sustainable, it just works.
So why the pink scarf you may well ask? A very fair question. Well, once in a pink moon a designer comes along who grabs colour, and with some kind of magic, makes it infinitely cool, wearable, season-less and un-scary.
A couple of months ago we met one such designer - the knitter. Not only is she one of the nicest people on the planet, her knits are ethical, cosy, beautiful and really cool. They're colourful but somehow Nicole makes them stand out in the most understated way. It's genius. And it made it feel like a good idea to put just a little scarf of colour into bon this season. So I did! We collaborated with The Knitter and I'm so excited to introduce a very limited run of the most cosy chic chumnky knitted scarves you'llever come across (ha, biased, but these are so good!).
Our bon x the knitter scarves are soft, warm, cosy bundles of pink goodness. They're also hand-knitted in NZ which means they come with extra good vibes. In the words of the knitter, they're "made from wool sourced from happy sheep and giddy goats, supporting small communities and a slower pace of life. Knitted together by humble hands, using century old methods, while keeping things happy and simple, the way life should be". the knitter designs with colour in a way which takes away all of colour's longevity, wearability and styling difficulties.
In a nutshell, unf*ckupable colour! Genius.
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