Matter matters





if asked to provide a starting point for a line, or even a single piece of clothing, to be designed from scratch, what inspirations would you choose?

shako hat,art by louise bourgeois,dior,proenza schouler ss08

9 comments:

Carlene said...

The person (real or imaginary) for whom I'm designing.

Candid Cool said...

Fashion inspiration usually starts at menswear for me.

ps i like the pictures you chose.

landis smithers said...

ayn rand's atlas shrugged
(the jewelry descriptions alone are perfection)

auntie mame
(the rosalind russel version)

ashley furnival
(a stylist i work with, who can combine the most disparate of elements into a flawless whole)

Alexandra said...

This is a tough question.
I have some pieces of vintage costume jewellery that are not wearable in their current state but would provide amazing inspiration for accesories, and even pieces of clothing.

jakjak said...

I would start with Katherine Hepburn and mix her up with Veronica Lake and throw some chiffon over the whole thing

a. said...

as an architect-type, i tend to start with the user(s), the site, its context. so if it were a person asking for a piece of clothing for themselves, i think i'd start with them. if i were starting my OWN line, i suppose i'd probably imagine who my potential client is... who would probably be very similar to me i guess since that's who i'm always thinking of (clothing) design ideas for! :-)

but then anything can provide inspiration - just the other day i noticed safety-reflective material on a very stylish runner's ankles and i thought how cool it could be used in different ways in clothing. (and useful when i'm walking home from work in the evenings). i just have to take the plunge and actually buy a sewing machine...

Iheartfashion said...

The Great Gatsby
riding clothes
Cy Twombly
Patti Smith
Edith Piaf
that's what pops into my head when I think about inspiration for a collection I'd design.

martha said...

Probably a building. Which building would depend on my mood, which depends on many other factors.

In Yr Fshn said...

Godard movies. The clothing, the idea, the lifestyle: all perfect!