It would be wrong of me to say Fall 2012 was as easy as it gets. I guess they do say if it was “easy” then everyone would be doing it. That makes me feel a tad better!
As we were approaching the schedule to start designing Fall I kept telling Sam “I’m just not ready”. And as the deadline passed I muttered the same words. At least we did have most of the fabrics designed. I’m not exactly sure how it played out but I do know I woke up one night and went to the red table and Fall was done by morning.
My brain works on its own schedule and I know if everything is not ticking in sequence then I’m better off waiting than forcing it.
I was thrilled when Sam walked through the door and I could show her all my third shift work. Then I realized, dang it, we are a team and I totally stole the show. And that is certainly not the way I would ever want to play. We sat down at the table, went through each piece and fine tuned it together. It’s so perfect when that happens. Sam will see details I missed or fabric combos I didn’t think of or new styles to bring to the table.
But what I do remember is that I was thinking a lot about my life that night as I was sitting in the darkness staring at all these beautiful sheets of fabric in front of me. There’s so many times when I feel so overwhelmed or simply out of it that I forget I am just me. I may not be able to do everything right or please everyone but what I can do is believe in myself, put 110% into everything I do, never forget my roots, and remember that character counts.
This line has so many of our characteristic nestled into it. Each piece can stand alone on its very own. I don’t think we have ever had so many different fabrics in a collection before. I’m kinda at a loss for words and feel I should be writing some big inspirational note but truly this collection is just us, Sam and I and all the things we believe in. All the characteristics that make us who we are and you who you are. It’s what we want our children and your children to always believe in.