Our #WomanCrushWednesday this week is Katerina Nash.
She is a pro mountain biker after our own hearts with her two-wheeled adventures and accomplishments. She continues to amaze after 5 Olympic appearances and too many winning races to count on our fingers as a Clif Pro Team member.
She told the Clif Pro Team why she loves biking: “It’s a great way to live life. People dream about riding bikes and can’t wait for the weekend. I get to ride my bike every day. I like that my sport happens outside and it takes me places. I never spent time in a gym. I’m always outside. I also like that racing is always different because courses and conditions are always diverse. It keeps me interested and with its evolving nature I have to keep learning and working at it.”
We agree, it is a great way to live life boldly and we dream about the mountain trails we might conquer next weekend. That is why she is the inspiration behind Krimson Klover’s long sleeve tee of the summer. Our designer created original artwork for the tee featuring Katerina and her two Vizsla pups, Lola and Rubi, racing down the mountains on a summer bike ride. You can’t help feeling inspired to be adventurous with this illustration on your back. The Katerina Tee’s Viscose and Spandex blend lends itself to active spring, summer, and autumn adventures. Bonus if those adventures are on a bike!
Despite the recent snow here in Colorado, we are getting excited for Spring! We wanted to give you a sneak peek into our Spring 2018 line and talk about upcoming spring trends.
The first trend we are particularly excited about is Tropical Inspiration. You’ll see lots of beautiful and bold flashes of color interwoven through intricate floral designs this spring season. The twist: these designs aren’t your typical floral design or Hawaiian shirt look, they have a tropical inspired abstract twist to them that is booming in the fashion world. Our Spring ’18 line will feature several different pieces with tropical inspiration such as scarves, ponchos, tunics, swing skirts, and halter tops. Some examples are the Skimmer Swing Skirt, Zaharra Tunic, and Flamenco Dress. Shown below, these pieces are a perfect example of a pop of vibrant color for any spring day or the seamless-looking resort wear outfit.
(1) Skimmer Swing Skirt Paired with Everyday Tee, (2) Flamenco Dress, (3) Zaharra Tunic
Another trend you'll see this spring and will create lots of talk this season is Feminine Detailing. You'll see a lot of geometric mosaic designs crisscross strap detailing and bell-shaped sleeves. The pleats flounces, and ruffles in pieces this spring are going to be very popular and sought out for. These small and subtle features are the perfect surprise to pieces that you all already love. This trend can be spotted in our Joni cardigan, Rey halter top, and Arlo sweater, shown below. The intricate layering at the bottom of the Rey halter creates a flowering and flattering look that can complete any outfit this spring. Pleated detail is another feature you’ll find this season which creates an ultimately slimming look that we can’t get enough of.
(1)Arlo Bell Sleeved Pullover Paired with the Starboard Skirt (2) Rey halter top, (3) Piper Racerback Dress with Keyhole Detail
When it came to creating an overall look this coming Spring season, we think it is more than necessary to have Everyday Basics available. These pieces can be paired with just about anything to create a sought-after outfit. We wanted to re-invent the closet staples and give these pieces little surprises. By adding small details such as keyhole cutouts, ribbing details, and pointelle stitching, we are able to keep the look simple and at the same time create a sense of uniqueness. The combination of timeless tones and revamped classics with unexpected detailing, we have the perfect go-to pieces for you this season. Our basics are the Capitol T-shirt and Suki halter dress. The Suki has pointelle stitching around the neck and pleating in the back adding unexpected details to this solid dress.
(1) Capital 3/4 Sleeve T-shirt Paired with the Ginger Skort, (2) Pointele Detailing on the Suki Dress, (3) Suki Halter Dress showing the ruffle back detail.
Performance Knits are a huge focus for us this Spring. Our knit pieces fit nicely into everyday lifestyle looks. Adding structural texture along with elasticity, strength, durability, and breathability, these pieces will help you complete your active and sporty lifestyle wardrobe. We had a feeling we would be seeing this trend all over this season and we are beginning to see we were correct. The stripes and clever rib placement on these pullover tops, create a sporty look that can easily be transformed into casual looks just by switching up the items you pair with it. Made from viscose, which is a naturally derived fiber from a wood pulp, in these performance pieces gives them the strength and resistance to abrasion making them breathable and dependable. The Harbor Hoody and Britt Tank are a few of our favorite performance knits for Spring.
(1) Brit Tank paired with the Farrah Skort, (2) Back view of Harbor Hoody, (3) Leia Crew Pullover
The spring trend that really intrigued us this season was the Laser Cut and Mesh look. This has been very popular featuring graphic geometrics with high contracts and negative/positive space. It’s the new and modern take on the traditional feminine lace, giving it an updated and fresh look that is unmistakable. The precision peekaboo’s and pointelle holes create a twist on our popular silhouettes. We had fun with this one because it is such an intricate and delicate process. The Jasmine Dress and Pepper Skort are perfect examples of the laser cut trend within our line. Dress them up or down, they are ready to go from the park to dinner with the family.
(1) Jasmine Laser Cut Dress (2) Pepper Laser Cut Skort Paired with Lily Tank (3) Lily Tank Features a Laser Cut Look Detail on the Back. Paired with Georgia Skort
Versatility and functionality is a trend we can get behind, everyone loves a good “Athleisure” outfit. Who doesn’t want to be comfortable yet in style? Everyone loves a high functionality piece that they can always rely on for a day of spontaneous adventure. These pieces are perfect for when you don’t know what is coming your way, but you want to look great and be prepared. Including a bold color palette and your classic red, white and blue palette, you can go for either look to go along with your fast-paced lifestyle.
(1) Camellia Dress (2) Ginger Skort paired with Capital 3/4 Sleeve Tee (3) Mae Wrap Romper
Lastly, this Spring we added a few Nautical Inspired pieces. With billowing stripes and classic color palettes, this look is perfect for any spring day paired with any of your favorite solid pieces. Timeless horizontals and innovative mashups with the striping are essential for the nautical style. Check out our Leia pullover, Dorothy Dress, and Abella Scarves.
(1) Dorothy Dress (2) Frida Racer Back Dress (3) Everyday Tee Paired with Abella Scarf
p.s. All jewelery provided by Bronwen Jewelry, some items are only available at our retail locations.
Get excited, our spring items will be available on our website March 1, 2018.
The Krimson Klover team along with the ladies at What's Up PR have joined forces to spread the KK sweater love. We threw a little party this week in our Boulder office and invited some folks in the area who we thought would appreciate the work we've been doing both in fashion and in giving back to the causes that are near and dear to us.
We spruced up the joint in anticipation of a fun-filled evening at KK Headquarters.
Boulder is home to Krimson Klover
Krimson Klover has called Boulder home for two years now, but since we are tucked away in a remote part of Pearl Street we had yet to meet our neighbors.
That all changed this week!
As our guests arrived, River, our CEO of all things cute and cuddly, was ready to greet them at the door.
Our showroom was decked out in our upcoming Fall '15 collection. We had a variety of goodies on display as well as a small gift for everyone who attended. Spring '16 had just arrived so as an added bonus we were able to give a sneak peek of what will be in stores next spring.
Rhonda Swenson (left), Krimson Klover founder and lead designer, got a chance to show off both the Fall '15 collection. With its vintage ski inspired patterns and the new Spring '16 collection with its emphasis on hand painted pieces. We love getting people's reactions to new collections and judging from the feedback we received, the upcoming seasons are sure to be a big hit with our customers.
Rachel Hadley, KK's marketing director and Beth Cochran from What's Up PR introduced our guests to the Krimson Klover brand. Later Rhonda, our fearless leader spoke about the future of Krimson Klover. This was a great opportunity to convey our brand, our business and our passion for empowering women.
The KK Team suited up in some of our favorite pieces for Spring '16.
The party was a huge success! A big thanks to everyone who came to show their support. We're really excited about growing our community and our outreach. We believe it starts with cultivating the relationships in our own backyard. Here's to many more events in the future!
The KK Team!