With today’s technology and the amount of information that we can access, inspiration can come from so many different subjects. Calvin Klein’s Spring 2013 was inspired by cars, while Vogue referred to Helmut Lang’s shocking collection as an “aquatic vision.” (I say shocking because as a huge lover of Helmut Lang’s drapey fabrics and TYPICALLY neutral color palette I was shocked when I saw the terrifying prints coming down this season’s runway.)
My Inspiration: Although influenced by so many different things, my main inspiration comes from architecture. Whether it is an 1870′s home in the historic district of Savannah or a basilica designed by Gaudi in Spain, architecture inspires me. Similarly to designing clothes, the creation of a building or landmark which began as just a thought in someone’s head really does blow my mind.
Here’s an example of a recent collection also inspired by architecture.
Clipping from Architectural Digest: Built in 1946 and one of Neutra’s most famous homes, the Kaufmann Desert House is celebrated for its integration into the surrounding landscape. As Lam explains, “Neutra created such unique homes in the desert, demonstrating that modernism can be international in spirit but also very local in its inspiration. That, to me, is what is great and eternal about the Kaufmann House.”