The orange that dominates Blooming is drawn from the energy of this resistance to winter. It is a dynamic, invigorating flame that brings optimism and modernises other colours.
- Nicolas Degennes' on his inspiration for the Parfums Givenchy Fall 2010 palette
At the moment, my color palette is very ‘spring,’ pastel colors and dove greys played against whites and off whites. Reading this gave me a fresh affirmation that these kind of ideas can work well for a winter collection.
“The color harmonies of Shaker walls bear an uncanny resemblance to early twentieth-century canvases of the De Stijl, an artistic movement centered in the Netherlands, which sought also to express, through geometry and color, a utopian ideal of spiritual harmony and order. Especially similar to Shaker walls are the abstract pictures of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, composed of nothing but a few colored squares framed with lines on a luminous white ground. As the Shakers, Mondrian was a mystic who admired technology, and whose unceasing visual austerity and simplification led to a rectilinear use of primary colors - red, blue, yellow - as building blocks of an elementary art based on spiritual needs.”—Henry Plummer, 2009, Stillness & Light: The Silent Eloquence of Shaker Architecture, page 11