Greetings from New York! I told you I’d still be around! I’m super excited for my newest collection – Yosemite Park – to launch at CT because it’s a personal dedication to my mom! My mom had quite a unique experience being born and raised in Yosemite and having the amazing experience of being raised until the age of 12 around such majestic views and surroundings. Growing up, my sister and I were also lucky enough to experience the park by going on countless camping trips with our family.
When I was just brainstorming the concept in my head, I thought Yosemite Park would make a perfect novelty collection for flannel, and the more I developed it, I loved the retro influence and gender neutral prints and colors that came to be. It’s not only a dedication to my mom, but also pays homage to one of our great national parks, the Native American settlers, as well as all of those who love the great outdoors.
For the focal print, “Yosemite Valley”, I wanted to pack as many of the iconic landmarks in as I could. I also wanted this print to have a vast sense of the color green, which in fact the park has, but also because it is my mother’s favorite color, primarily because it is a constant reminder to her of Yosemite. As a kid, everything was green; the carpet, the couch, the car, her glasses, much of her wardrobe, and on and on. Now green is my favorite color too, I guess it rubbed off — ha ha!
The print “Campground” was really fun to design. I reminisced about all my camping trips and thought of the sights I’d see and the items we’d have to pack.
I really wanted to do a geometric print in this group and am absolutely in love with how “Native Geo” turned out. It’s one of my favorite patterns!
Another favorite pattern is “Woolen Plaid“; you may recognize this plaid from “Big Sky Lodge”. It was such a popular print that I wanted to reintroduce it into this collection in some fun new colors, as well as bringing back the Grey color way which was one of the best selling SKUs from that collection.
Some other fun prints that provide great tones and textures include “Wilderness Badge”, “Stone Lodge”, “Rugged Herringbone” and “Waterfall Stripe”.
I hope you love this collection as much as I do, and I hope that the projects you make with it create as many beautiful memories for you as designing the prints brought back to me!