I was reading an old pattern cutters book, having a fair bit of free time right now, and this popped into my head
True fashion is anonymous, it speaks for itself.
just hit a cord, jumped off the page at me, I was short pen and paper, but this was open in the hospital table, joys of an iPad...
We've been taking a few seasons off from ARN, due, mainly, to ill heath but also general malaise in the face of too many shows, too much samey samey and not enough fun, it was all becoming monotonous, the reason we started was to build something that would last, that would be a good base for people to make there own, all good cloths and solid production but with a green heart. over the last 6 years it's become something other that we wanted. so after a extended hospital 'issue' we decided to stop for a while, re charge, we just two people, not a brand with a design office of many, hiding under one name, we a small 'kitchen' table business, happy to be one and not in any way corporate in our outlook or wants.
While ARN was on holiday, I took on some freelance work and a little revist to some co-lab jobs. It's a bit more of an eye opener when your not doing your own thing....
So we're putting the band back together, it'll be different but still the same, better cuts, organic cloths and dyes, no more outside 'business' types. not back to basics but a brighter slightly bigger kitchen table.