Chicness has to come from somewhere, doesn't it? Whether it's a poem, a painting, an Instagram, or a sketch, inspiration can be found anywhere. And leave it to fashion designers to really know how to use these creative juices to produce something—like say, an entire ready-to-wear collection. Here, some of our favorite designers on what inspired their Spring 2018 collections.
“Debuting on 10 top style bloggers, the Fall 2018 collection is designed around the Lela Rose girl and where she is going and wearing the clothes. From day to dinner, the collection outfits her for any occasion wherever she may be.”
“For this season, we reinterpreted sartorial craftsmanship to create a powerful and masculine line: putting loose fit outer pieces together with feminine inner pieces for an urban chic look.”
Kimora Lee Simmons
"I've been thinking about the concept of 'having it all' and rejected it in favor of women embracing the fact that they have all they need within themselves. Fall/Winter 2018 is themed 'Party of One' because the collection reflects the self-reliance I've noticed in so many women recently. We're our own party.”
“The sparkling twang of Dolly Parton.”
Cushnie et Ochs
"Our Fall/Winter 2018 Collection is an homage to the work of the extraordinary Zaha Hadid: Queen of the Curve."
"Fall/Winter 2018 features multicolored metallic knitwear, wool pinstripe tailoring, and printed graphic silks."
"How to Write a Dadaist poem."
Cinq a Sept
"Seasons of Uncertainty."
“A nod to mid-century modern Palm Springs. This fabric takes the iconic palm tree to a sophisticated space through the elaborate gold and copper embroidery technique creating depth and texture.”
"The BCBGMAXAZRIA Fall 2018 collection explores the contrasts of modern and romantic, playful and strict, masculine and feminine."
"ADEAM's Fall 2018 collection is inspired by the 1920's. It draws from the style of 'Modern Girls' in 1920's Tokyo, and the flappers during the Jazz Age in New York.”
“Fall is meant to reflect a feeling of classic/new and past/future at the same time.”
"A printed floral jacquard with heritage influences feels at once familiar yet, in its neon-tones, distinctly foreign. Flounces, gathers, and abbreviated hemlines give a youthful vibe to otherwise established codes."
Alice & Olivia
"Empowered women empower women."