With New York Fashion Week just days away, we asked some of our favorite designers to share with us a sketch from their forthcoming Spring 2013 collection along with their seasonal inspiration.
“For this season’s collection I looked to a glamorous evening in the 60s in Deauville, France.”
“Unexpected dreamland, eclectically whimsical.”
"Think the curves of Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, and Rita Moreno," says Ferrari, "all strong confident women who command attention, desire, and respect."
"The modern vibrancy of South Africa."
"My spring collection has a 'cabinet of curiosities' and kaleidoscopic theme, which incorporates many different colors, finishes, and patterns into an eclectic grouping that somehow cohesively works."
"The fluidity and grace combined with the discipline and structure of synchronized swimmers of the 1930s."
"Inspired by the rich range of hues found in David Hockney landscapes, the color palette focuses on foliage-inspired greens, complemented by cool blues, lilacs, tangerines, and neutrals. I played with the juxtaposition of organic and technical, soft and structured, and sporty and feminine for an unexpected and refreshing collection. A quilted silk jacket in pert layered over a black burnout gauze shirt and a mentholescence stretch linen trouser, and paired with fringed sandal and clutch, creates an effortless look that is sophisticated yet relaxed.”
Calypso St Barth
“Inspired by the rich color and pattern of Marrakesh, spring is all about shakin' it in the souk. Rich shades of rosy coral, desert orange, and palm green are cooled off with hamman white, icy silver and navy, creating an exotic, adventurous, endlessly chic collection with an underbeat of funk.”
“Each season, I look forward to exploring new design technologies – printing on new fabrics, incorporating unexpected patterns on various silhouettes… for Spring 2013, I was inspired by the vivid colors and emotive textures of 80s sci-fi movies. The possibilities are endless!”
“Layers that Bond the Eye.”
"Spring 2013 is inspired by summers past….Sun faded tropical prints, ikat- polka dots and sunset inspired pinky nudes. A soft neutral palette highlighted by punches of sherbet hues. Diaphanous chiffons, luxurious silks and textured soft leathers take the form of modern yet playful silhouettes, setting the mood for a relaxed refinement."