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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

#NYFW Spring 2016 Designer Inspiration

What are we in store for this NY Fashion Week? I will inevitably have shoulder and foot pain from rushing between the new venues with my camera equipment, but you don't need to hear that. The fashion designers created their collection around a wide range of inspirations this season.Some designers showed their fashion illustrations to express their direction. Other designers put together mood boards of their muses. A few designers let a very specific detail guide them in their season.

Daniel Silverstain cited the Exposition of 1967 in Montreal, Canada as his inspiration for spring. It seems ultra-specific or baffling. Based on the sketches, it looks like it the Expo67 inspiration was in the color palette of sporty colors.

Nicholas K. cited "free fall" as his direction, shown in the downward drape of his look. Son Jung Wan had an aquarian theme, specifically the Jeju Island of her home country of Korea. Mathieu Mirano's ombre sketch was a part of his "mega-morpher" muse. Tome's muse is Fiona Hall. The fabrics and colors reflect the ecological issues the activist was passionate about.

A Moi has textured fabric and retro glamour photos on the mood board. Zac Posen's collection looks like it will be very constructed based on the corset photograph. His theme was "Maximal Minimialism" which indicates a study in contrasts. Sandhya Garge put together richly colored and patterned mood board about the city of Jaipur. Think spices, palaces, prints and colors. Tanya Taylor loved the textures of cultures. Rita Vinieris studied the effect of light travelling through darkness for spring 2016. Zimmerman put together their mood board around vintage fashions of the 1800s inspired by the book "7 Little Australians".

Idan Cohen is promoting sunsets and seashells in his collection. Reem Acra is working her magic with Arabian Nights. Creatures of theWind focused on beaded appliques in nature motifs for their "Eclipse" theme. Zang Toi, who often designs his collection around a beautiful location has chosen the island of Santorini this season.

Hundreds of designers are showing around the city for NY Fashion Week. Based on everyone's different muses, it's clear that no two collections could ever be alike. Fashion is as diverse as the people who make it.

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