While I was in Venice, I kept thinking about design ideas. I took hundred of photos as I drank in every aspect of this city. We travelled around Venice and the surrounding islands by boat.The pastel colours of the houses, the water, the narrow streets - it's all so beautiful.
So I decided to use Venice as an inspiration for the Gondola KAL. Gondolas are the crescent boats that travel around the canals of Venice. They're incredibly expensive so we didn't actually go on one as we were trying to do Venice on a shoestring budget. But we nearly crashed into a few as we travelled around on the water buses. I decided I wanted to design a crescent shape so I decided to name the shawl Gondola after the venetian gondolas.