When in Marrakesh
This Spring I traveled to Marrakesh and I lost myself in the narrow, labyrinthine streets of this mysterious and impossibly exotic, Morocco’s fabled ancient rose – hued city.
It is hard not to be.
Marrakech hijacks your senses; the fresh mint tea, the scent of orange blossoms mixes with smoke and cumin. Electric colors like Lapis lazuli and sunflower – yellow, pop against the city’s dust pink painted walls. The sounds, the souks are the essence of the city.
I am definitely inspired by the wealth of traditions through centuries, the rich history of Arabic and African people, the Berber’s cultural heritage, the oriental cultures and the old Moroccan arts and crafts techniques and designs in myriad ways.
I discovered in Marrakech those bold colors of zellige mosaics, zouacs, ajellabas and caftans.
“I am indebted to the country of Morocco, to the violence of its harmonies, the insolence of its mixture, the intensity of its inventions.”
These are the words of Yves Saint Laurent who loved the Red City passionately. This collection for Spring Summer 2020 has the aura of marrakachi exotism and mystery.