Experimenting with different colors within collections has always been one of my favorite parts of the design process. For our summer ’22 offering, I wanted to integrate new tones into our palette. After some digging, I found inspiration in the Azalea Gardens of Japan. Some of the craziest and most visually beautiful areas in the world. There are over forty varieties of Azaleas in Japan in shades of red, pink, white, orange, purple, and more. They bloom as spring transitions to summer, which is when people come together for the azalea festivals.