First Look: Spring 2014 Designer Inspirations Part 1

Christian Siriano
Dennis Basso
Herve Leger
Joie
SUNO
Timo Weiland
Vivienne Tam
Wes Gordon
Zimmermann
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Christian Siriano Dennis Basso Herve Leger Joie SUNO Timo Weiland Vivienne Tam Wes Gordon Zimmermann BCBGMAZAZRIA
By Glam Editors August 28, 2013
Christian Siriano

“My Spring 2014 collection is primarily inspired by a recent trip to Mexico's Isla Mujeres: the 'Island of Women.' I took influence from the shapes and imagery of grass-lined huts, picturesque color-blocked residential streets, stonework, and the locally abundant dahlia...The collection (like the island) is dramatic, powerful, bright, romantic and light.”
Dennis Basso

"Hollywood goddesses Ava Gardner, Lana Turner, Rita Hayworth and Sophia Loren embodied the strength, allure and elegance that has inspired my 30th anniversary Spring/Summer collection."
Herve Leger

"Transform." -- Max and Lubov Azria
Joie

“The Joie girl is classic and effortless; always capturing a balance of California cool meets Parisian chic. This season we imagined her beachside, perusing open markets on the streets of St. Tropez and finding inspiration from the Mediterranean’s clean and pure color palette.” -- Serge Azria, Creative Director and CEO
SUNO

"African maximalism." -- Erin Beatty & Max Osterweis
Timo Weiland

"Awash with color."
Vivienne Tam

"The collection is evocative of the Shanghai Calendar Girls of the 20'sand 30's, with a modern twist in the new global age of Shanghai."
Wes Gordon

“I wanted to focus this collection on streamlined, feminine silhouettes done in beautiful textures and materials. For Resort, I focused on a crisp 90's elegance, a la Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and I sought to evolve and expand upon that idea for spring while keeping it fresh and modern. I let the combination of textures and fabrics replace my "print" for the season.”
Zimmermann

“The collection is called 'The Ringmaster' and I was inspired by the circus – the romance and the darker side of performers and travellers. The collection has a mix of strong, sharp tailoring with asymmetrical cut-aways, slashed out panels and at the same time, more gentle silhouettes in sheer prints and soft panelled organzas.” – Nicky Zimmermann, Creative Director and Founder
BCBGMAXAZRIA

"Intersection of form and function."
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