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  • Colour Cravings

    Published Nov 09 2018 in colour, design, fall looks

    Diane Kennedy shoppers have a multitude of reasons for buying our clothes. Some appreciate that our garments are ethically made in Canada, in factories that are close to us, right here in beautiful Vancouver, BC. Others choose DK because we use high-quality fabrics, 80% of which are also manufactured in Canada. Aside from these excellent reasons to buy our products, we know that colour is big priority for many of our customers, and that’s why this blog is all about colour.

    We know that everybody loves black – it's always the number-one best-selling “colour”. Why? Black is basic. It goes with everything and it's slimming… but as a designer, a vibrant colour makes me happy and evokes a mood that black never can. Colour really speaks to me, and I often find myself craving colour.

    Our second-best-selling colour has always been Raisin, a beautiful, deep purple. This year, we've added a lovely new shade called Reign; it's a slightly darker purple and is skewed somewhat towards navy. If you've never tried adding purple to your wardrobe, Reign is a great way to start. It has a subtle richness that brings life to blacks or greys.

    Teal is another wonderful fall colour. You may wonder why I chose two different versions of teal for our fall collection. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and the image above shows the distinct appeal of each shade. Both colours are so gorgeous. Our original Teal leans towards the green spectrum, whereas our new Moroccan colour is more of an ocean blue. Both are so captivating – how could I choose just one?

    Our palette choices really focus on classic fall colours, and are not about chasing trends. The best fall colours are classics for a reason; however, once in a while, I come across the shade that offers a fresh nuance on a classic. Merlot is a flattering hue that we've offered previously. This year, our collection includes a variation that we've called Oxblood, although the name may not do this colour justice. Some might call it cranberry, but I feel like beetroot might be more accurate. It's is a cool shade of red with a magenta cast, and wow, is it striking!

    Now is the time that I start thinking ahead to next fall. Rust and mahogany are calling to me, as well as mossy greens. Let me know which colours would you like to see in Autumn 2019!

  • Kim's Fall Looks

    Published Oct 26 2018 in fall looks, jackets, layers, leaves, staff update, tunics, vests

    Autumn is so glorious this year, it's a joy to be outside and photographing fall outfits against this stunning backdrop. One reason for this shoot is to introduce you to our new social media manager Kim Palmer. The other is to show you some photos of our newest arrivals.

    We spent the day at one of our favorite Vancouver parks called Momiji on the PNE grounds in Vancouver. It's a hidden gem, tiny but peaceful and full of Japanese Maple trees in every shade of gold, green and red. They look beautiful all year but especially after this uncharacteristically hot summer. The leaves are on fire!!

    Diane Kennedy Recharge Vest and Illusion Tunic

    Back after a long absence is the perennial favourite Recharge Vest. Kim is wearing it over the Illusion Tunic in Moroccan blue and matching Rejuvenate leggings. If you're short, dressing head to toe in one colour is a great way to visually lengthen yourself. Kim is tall at 5'9" and even commented that because she's tall she prefers to break up her height with different blocks of colour.

    Diane Kennedy Persuasion Zip Jacket Full Body

    Kim looks smashing in our new Persuasion Zip Jacket. This lovely, heavier weight fleece topper has a soft brushed finish of cozy fleece on the inside making it super soft and comfy.

    Diane Kennedy Persuasion Zip Jacket Close  Up

    The Alchemy Tunic is an asymmetrical beauty that looks great over pants or leggings. Available in two colours; Black and Purple in the softest and most luxurious medium weight sweater knit.

    Diane Kennedy Alchemy Tunic Black Full Body

    Diane Kennedy Alchemy Tunic Black Close Up

    Diane Kennedy Alchemy Tunic Raisin Full Body

    Diane Kennedy Alchemy Tunic Raisin Close Up

    The new Tempt Tunic is another recent arrival in a gorgeous Heather Forest colour. With two roomy pockets for all your treasures, it's a winner and the perfect match for the Smarty pant in Black/ Forest stripe.

    Diane Kennedy Tempt Tunic Full Body

    Diane Kennedy Tempt Tunic Close Up

    We think Kim looks fantastic in these outfits, you'll be seeing more of her. We're very excited to have Kim join our team!

    Love Diane