NYFW Sneak Peek: What Inspired Tibi, Mara Hoffman and Lacoste This Season

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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…

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Mara Hoffman
Mara Hoffman (Photo: Courtesy)

Mara Hoffman: “Our brand is often associated with far off, worldly inspirations, and this one is about bringing it on home. The Spring 2016 collection is our interpretation of classic Americana, inspired by the great Willie Nelson.”


Herve Leger by Max Azria
Herve Leger by Max Azria (Photo: Courtesy)

Herve Leger by Max Azria: “Escape the ordinary.”

Baja East (Photo: Courtesy)
Baja East (Photo: Courtesy)

Scott Studenberg and John Targon of Baja East: “Slackers on the grassy knoll.”

Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier (Photo: Courtesy)

Monique Lhuillier: “I was inspired by contemporary artists Ellsworth Kelly and Jackson Pollock. Their art is dynamic, with the use of bold colors and has a sense of freedom. I translated their use of vibrant colors with sculptural shapes and embellished beadwork into the collection.”


Rebecca Minkoff
Rebecca Minkoff (Photo: Courtesy)

Rebecca Minkoff: “My focus was on bridging the gap between nostalgia and the near future. I looked to London in the 1970’s and to update Marianne Faithful’s bohemian style.”

Jill Stuart
Jill Stuart (Photo: Courtesy)

Jill Stuart: “Satin on the subway.”


Osklen (Photo: Courtesy)

Osklen: “The Ashaninka people are direct descendants of the Inca civilization. They carry the wisdom and nobility of their ancestors, which inspired me to explore their universe and its iconography.”

Felipe Oliveira Baptista of Lacoste
Felipe Oliveira Baptista of Lacoste (Photo: Courtesy)

Felipe Oliveira Baptista of Lacoste: “Olympic spirit”


JI OH (Photo: Courtesy)

Ji Oh: This season, I was inspired by the city, street wear and the bold and rebellious attitude of city girls. My curiosity was triggered by the confidence to wear non-traditional silhouettes that are either out of proportion, off-balanced and oversized. This collection plays with the idea of exaggeration. It’s playful, boxy and oversized but also sexy in a not so obvious way.

Erik Torstensson and Jens Grede, FRAME Denim
Erik Torstensson and Jens Grede, FRAME Denim (Photo: Courtesy)

Erik Torstensson and Jens Grede of FRAME Denim: “The collection is a story about an American heiress, who spends her summer on the Côte d’Azur together with her pop-star boyfriend in the late seventies/early eighties.”

Marissa Webb for Banana Republic (Photo: Courtesy)
Marissa Webb for Banana Republic (Photo: Courtesy)

Marissa Webb of Banana Republic: “Inspired by the rich textures and colors of the spice markets and the history of the artisans.”

Tibi (Photo: Courtesy)

Tibi: “Past-present-future.”

NYFW Sneak Peek: What Inspired Tibi, Mara Hoffman and Lacoste This Season