The Parke & Ronen spring 2018 collection draws inspiration from the lyrics of John Denver’s song, Rocky Mountain High, “serenity of a clear blue mountain lake.” Nostalgic to the times of our youth when John Denver was ushering in pop-awareness of the earth, nature and unique beauty of Rocky Mountain summer’s led us to create a collection inspired by the idea of Americana as seen through rose colored lenses.
During these unsettling times in America, we’re asking what does a modern manifestation of that time look like for 2018 and beyond.
For sportswear, fabrics are rich in natural worn patinas, washed linens, and printed chambray denims, mixed with lambskin suede and whisper weight cotton voiles. Knit sportswear has been developed to compliment our swim and resort wear even further. We’ve created over 30 exclusive prints for our swim line drawing direct inspiration to all aspects of a Rocky Mountain summer ranging from fly-fishing, eagle feathers, fields of wildflowers, and sophisticated cannabis print. Pops of bright and playful retro hues of poppy, tangerine, and marigold are set against a backdrop of muted tones of sand, khaki, sage, and tan.
Parke & Ronen is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. As a nod to the past 20 years, Parke & Ronen will be digging up some of their best archive pieces and incorporate them in the SS18 show.
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