I remember looking at globes and maps of the world in my father’s study when I was younger. One day I noticed Iceland and Greenland, and my father told me that Iceland was in fact much greener than Greenland, and that Greenland was mostly covered in ice. When I asked why they would falsely name the countries like that, he said the Vikings did it to confuse people. If they named Iceland Greenland, as it truly was, then everyone would want to go there. Apparently it was so beautiful, they wanted to keep it a secret for themselves. I have no idea if this is true - my dad does like to make up stories - but it captured my imagination.
I made the Reykjavik collection in response to these beautiful images of the midnight sun over lilac skies, glaciers, and hot springs. The icy gray color of the mother of pearl beads and crystals are reminiscent of its location just south of the Arctic Circle and the glaciers that formed its landscape, while blush-colored accents remind one of the four hours of daylight the city receives in the depths of winter. A fringe of smoky gray feathers cascading down the front brings to mind steam from the hot springs in Reykjavik, which inspired its name, and loosely translates to “Bay of Smokes”.