Seasonal Inspiration: A Message From Executive Buyer Andrew Oman

My inspiration for the season was the Red Regatta exhibit at the Venice Biennale by Melissa McGill.  It was not only visually stunning, but also spoke to humanity’s ability to fight climate change.  I’ve curated a collection from a variety of vendors with a mind to ethical sourcing, quality clothing that won’t clog up landfills, and looks and fabrics with performance and comfort features.  I’ve achieved this with lots of knit wear as first layers (t shirts and linen blend sweaters under a soft jacket instead of a traditional woven shirt and structured blazer), amazing running style sneakers, and athletic inspired pops of color such as Red over tan, and navy and lavender over gray and blue. 
The Red Regatta began as a story about our relationship to nature.  As the last few months have unfolded, we’ve seen a virus, a product of nature, change the course of humanity.  We have had to re-imagine how we will do business, how we will interact with each other, and how we will keep ourselves safe.  Now, we as a store and we as a community have the opportunity, and the responsibility, to take a look at what is important to us.  While unfortunately we have to be close for most of this season, we hope that we can come back stronger as a community and with an eye towards building for the future.  

Regards,
ANDREW OMAN | Executive Buyer