inspiration, trends

Designer Inspirations at New York Fashion Week F/W 2015

Happy New York Fashion Week! Today marks the first day of New York Fashion Week F/W 2015. Prepping for the week is tough, from having an organized calendar with your favorite designers to follow, blog posts to write up of those favorite designers’ collections, and above all, determining the trends for the coming season, along with the inspirations behind each line.

After every fashion week comes to a finish, critics and enthusiasts dig deep into each collection, with the hopes of dissecting and then truly understanding the thought put into and inspiration behind each design. What typically ends up happening is the pinpointing of a certain trend, though that may not always be confirmed by the designers themselves. This time around, we’re lucky, as we’ll know just what to look for and where it came from. I was so excited to discover that WWD had spoken to several designers in order to find out exactly where the inspiration for their F/W 2015 collections came from. How wonderful is it to go into viewing a collection knowing just what the designer’s thought process is? There’s definitely a very unique source of inspiration for each designer for this season’s collections and I can’t wait to see them all starting today! Below are the collections I’m looking forward to seeing the most. What about you?

Edun: “Second Skin.”
Houghton: “A feminine take on a military influence.”
Adam Selman: “A rotten disposition.”
Charlotte Ronson: “The serenity of nature coupled with an abstract, urban nature.”
Costello Tagliapietra: “Colors deep within forested trails —
feeling grounded to earth, but with an air of something magical.”
Cushnie et Ochs: “33.800083, -84.451936. The Norfolk Southern Railway.”
Hellessy: “I was inspired by the elements of frost and fog. I imagined a modern 
day heroine from the film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ navigating
 with elegance and sensuality through a terrible urban blizzard.”
Jason Wu: “Desire.”
kate spade: “Indulging in your cravings.”
Marchesa: “Opium Dream.”
Monique Lhuillier: “Strength and femininity.”
Nicholas K: “Gothic Cinema.”
Nicole Miller: “The dark world of mythic arts illustrations.”
Rebecca Minkoff: “Patti Smith and New York’s underground
 rock scene in the late Sixties and early Seventies.”
Sally LaPointe: “I was taken by Pina Bausch this season. Her ability
to both shock and inspire was the starting point for the collection.”
Tadashi Shoji: “Sky Voyage.”
Veronica Beard: “The Great Camps.”
Alexander Wang: “Heavy metal.”
Alice + Olivia: “Swinging London.”
Christian Siriano: “The dark and mysterious creatures and plant life from the Congo jungle… there are sleek burnout wool textured dresses, bold animal-print jacquard coats and liquid pantherlike evening looks. It’s elegant, powerful, but still romantic.
Dennis Basso: “Seventies glamour girl.”
Domonic Louis: “Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.”
Donna Karan: “The power and poetry of the city.”
Diane von Furstenberg: “When tweed meets lace.”
Herve Leger: “One of the most iconic and enduring human structures: la Sagrada Familia, by Antoni Gaudi.”
Karen Walker: “Female time travelers.”
Mara Hoffman: “Wilder space (wo)man.”
Milly: “Sculptural shapes in prismatic hues, with a nod to postmodernism.”
Nanette Lepore: “Posh Rebel Girls Club.”
Victoria Beckham
Zac Posen: “Soft structure, embroidered texture.”
Can’t wait to see what they’ve come up with after looking through these inspirational snippets!

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