Starting Over with a Clean Slate... or Canvas
For Spring | Summer 2015 - we have gone back to the drawing board... quite literally. It's been a year and a half since we have transitioned WB to the trendsetting, ever changing SoCal, which has caused to step back and really evaluate who our girl is, what she does, and how she encounters the world. Part of this creative process is viewing life through her eyes. In the midst of our refocusing, we have been inspired by the most signficant artists of modern time. Perhaps never more than on our recent trip to NYC.
Read below for Brad's account of the experience that lead to our reemergence and the birth of Spring | Summer 2015:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art held The beginnings of what would become the sole inspiration for our Spring | Summer 2015 collection. While in New York City this past spring, I observed Pablo Picasso’s The Blind Man’s Meal for the first time. There was an instant connection with the painting and I knew it would have an impact on the next season. The painting evoked such a powerful message of strength, which is exactly what the William Bradley customer represents.
in a piece saturated with dark shades of blue, picasso drew saddened attention to the man’s hands and ears while leaving his eyes dark. pondering the question of what the blind man might actually see behind those dark eyes, we painted a refreshing palette for spring. You can expect custom prints with swashes of color and delicate silks that melt in your hands. feast your eyes as we share with los angeles for the first time; The Blind Man’s Blessing.
Soon we'll reveal a little more about the techniques used to create our custom prints.
Some behind the scene shots from our look book shoot with our WB girl, Sarah & Key Make-Up Artist,