Like any other artistic pursuit, design requires an incredible amount of originality. And not just one time—every season, like clockwork, new collections are revealed, referencing everything from nostalgic mementos to off-the-beaten-path destinations. As you can imagine, certain tastemakers have go-to places to get their creative juices flowing.
Paul Andrew periodically heads to Florence to helm Salvatore Ferragamo, Longchamp artistic director Sophie Delafontaine frequents Tokyo, where the French brand just opened its new flagship, and Coach's Stuart Vevers now calls New York home. Here, each one sounds off on the under-the-radar spots that help shape their work.