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The perfectly tailored pant, the dress that effortlessly drapes... We're always inspired by the new clothes that we see on the runway. But what about the designers? What inspires them to create those pieces that make our hairs on the back of our necks stand up?
Sometime it starts with a vintage photo of an iconic model. Other times, it's an abstract work of art that evokes an emotion that can only be explained through the execution of a breathtaking collection. Here, we take a look at the inspiration behind this season's newest collections.
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“Hazy and dreamlike, effortless and cool, a 1970s summer spent in Cote d’Azur.”
Camilla and Marc
"A strong, beautiful woman, haloed by the moon with the image of stardust on her face. She is contemplative and focused on her future in the new age. Our woman stands confident and assured in a world of uncertainty and change."
“A celebration of color and craft.”
“This season, I’m inspired by the elderly woman — strong and confident, no matter how old she is. My presentation, “Specimen 19”, will allow guests to explore the meaning of growing older through the collection and the museum-inspired space at The High Line Hotel.”
"Referencing the bold sensuality in Jean-Paul Goude’s iconic depiction of Grace Jones, the Cushnie Spring/Summer 2019 Collection exudes feminine power."
“Urban jungle vibes."
"TT in the wild."
"For Spring 2019, Shoshanna was inspired by the beauty and ease of the South of France. In ready-to-wear she paired cotton eyelets with soft florals and laces, mirroring the effortlessness of this region. Shoshanna Midnight offered structured solid crepes while also incorporating bold prints, colorful jacquards, and embroidery mesh. The collection portrays a youthful spirit on modern silhouettes."
"Not for reproduction."
“The color palette of this season reflects the scenic landscapes and architecture of Bali.”
"Inspired by Chinese ancient ink paintings, this collection is light and casual, yet simultaneously has delicate and elegant quality."
“The collection really celebrates a shifting season and the excitement of introducing new pieces that embrace warmer weather. The fabrics of this collection are still as transitional as ever, but the prints are fresh and new. Each piece focuses on the springtime ritual of peeling back the layers of winter and replacing them with light alternatives in fun prints like tie dye or leopard. I love mixing textures, so a lot of the pieces combine a sexy cut or silhouette with a cozy fabric. The oversized cardigan and knit skirts really set the tone.”
"The collection has a strong fashion point of view with an emphasis on simplicity."
"Freedom is being you without anyone's permission."
"One flower. One world."
"The new dimension."
Noon by Noor
"Bahrain's desert island landscape has been a great source of inspiration for Spring 2019, with sandy tones, natural textures and hand drawn stripes taking complementary roles across the collection."
"I was inspired by how nightclubs are a melting pot of different cultures, and they’re a place where new modes of fashion are born."
"We’re looking to celebrate and tell the story of American design under our new design direction and evolution from BALDWIN to BLDWN. Starting with Spring 2019, each season will draw its inspiration from the attitudes and driving forces behind modern American art and design. This will be our first NYFW presentation as BLDWN and first step towards building a modern American fashion house.”
"This SS19 collection is about equality between men and women and over all expressing yourself through your style and being confident in your skin."
"The Clara sandal is a new style that reinterprets my signature wave going down the curves of the foot in a more subtle way. It is a timeless style that has all the qualities of a classic red carpet shoe but with fun and unusual details that look like petals, we have in 4 colors this season in this emerald satin, silver and gold, black of course and a pastel lilac nappa."
"This collection is an ode to all the different personalities and stylish women I have been lucky enough to cross paths with in this life.”