Chelsea Wolfe x Rituel de Fille
This synesthetic collection was borne of sound and color, created in collaboration with visionary artist Chelsea Wolfe. These two new colors evoke strange natural beauty, channeling her dark, feral, and intimate world in pigment.
Consider: Veins of red clay in the earth, tangled with dark roots. The deep flush of the sky at sunset, obscured in a dense cloud of migration. The instinct of colonies, reacting to invisible biological signals. The grasshopper transforming into the locust.
The Color: This rich, vibrant, earth-inflected red evokes blood in fresh soil, and draws inspiration from swarm behavior in the natural world; convergences of plant, pollinator and predator. Semi-matte finish.
hear it there
feel it swarming underneath
oh when love came for me
the blue and salton sea
a thousand lives lived in circles
a planet burning at the seams
skeletal sand as a lesson
that became an offering
—From Chelsea Wolfe’s “Offering”
Consider: What is cast off, and what is kept. Emergence. The shed skin, the discarded shell. Rebirth and renewal.
The Color: This beautifully complex shade was drawn from the husks of cicadas, the subtle shimmer of shifting insect wings, the blush of a just-ripening fig pollinated by wasps. Exuviae is a dramatic, deep taupe with a hint of rose and a shimmer finish.
the scavenger feeds in hum of low sea
I kept my head down and bit my tongue
until I tasted love
—From Chelsea Wolfe’s “Vex”