Want to arrive at the shows today well-informed on what’s to come? Of course! To make it easy, we’ve asked designers to fill us in on the inspiration behind their collections, which will be hitting the runway today. Check back each day of New York Fashion Week for a fresh update…
Josep Font of Delpozo: “Emotion.”
Erin Beatty, Suno: “This season started at the American Folk Art Museum – a tiny little space on the Upper West Side – featuring an exhibition titled “When the Curtain Never Comes Down: Performance Art and the Alter Ego.” The exhibit focused on a range of artists, generally unknown, who were compelled, most often through trauma and madness to create art. What most fascinated us was the sense of order their art clearly brought to their lives – the organizing of random shapes, the collections of objects (like bottles, or sandals, or miniature glass vases), the deeply intricate embroideries.
From these we set out to develop our own language of geometric shapes, orders and textures. Squares layered upon squares, upon fabric with square cutouts. Flowers quilted with stripes bordered with miniature geometric prints. While rich in color and saturation, the colors mix together in unusual ways – evocative, but not bright or jarring. Overall, the collection is distinctly feminine and eccentric, like the artists who inspired it, celebrating the creative needs and expressions of the woman who wears it.”
Paul Andrew: “Each season I take a city as inspiration and this season it’s Hong Kong. I visited at the beginning of the year and was immediately struck by all the physical beauty, but also the incredibly rich culture. There is so much to inspire there!”
Bibhu Mohapatra: “Anne Marie.”
Cynthia Rowley: “Fly, fly away.”
Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, Marchesa: “Aviary garden.”