First Look: SS 2013 Designer Inspirations Part 2

Angel Sanchez
Calypso St. Barth
Cushnie et Ochs
Edun
Helmut Lang
Catherine Malandrino
Marimekko
Monika Chiang
SUNO
Tracy Reese
Angel Sanchez Calypso St. Barth Cushnie et Ochs Edun Helmut Lang Catherine Malandrino Marimekko Monika Chiang SUNO Tracy Reese
By Glam Editors August 28, 2012
"My Spring 2103 collection is a balance between geometry and femininity, between the artificial and the organic." – Angel Sanchez
“Inspired by the rich color and pattern of Marrakesh, spring is all about shakin' it in the souk. Rich shades of rosy coral, desert orange, and palm green are cooled off with hamman white, icy silver and navy, creating an exotic, adventurous, endlessly chic collection with an underbeat of funk.”- Elisa Miller, Creative Director
"This season was inspired by Michelle Ochs' origins in the Philippines, drawing upon the country's sharp architectural shapes and casual draped beachwear." – Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs
“Feminine Edge” – Sharon Wauchob, Creative Director
"Submersion" – Michael Colovos and Nicole Colovos
“Poetic athletic splendor” – Catherine Malandrino
”The inspiration for Marimekko’ s Spring/Summer 2013 collections “Art of Print Making – Color for a Reason” came on one hand from the color block thinking in abstract art and on the other hand from the Finnish nature and its incredible seasonal tones, layers of colors in the landscape.” – Noora Niinikoski, Head of Fashion Design
For Spring/Summer 2013, Monika explored the modern vibrancy of South Africa. Her travels throughout the region inspired a vision of luxe athleticism that reflects the glamour of Cape Town, as well as the natural beauty and the powerful athleticism of the region.
SUNO Spring 2013 attempts to answer how classic Americana can feel completely modern: soft prairie prints on floating cotton swiss dots and woven stripes, quilted cotton dresses in clamorous mixed prints, sweet woven jacquards with a hint of sparkle and shine.
“I played with the juxtaposition of organic and technical, soft and structured and sporty and feminine for an unexpected and refreshing collection,” said Reese. “A quilted silk jacket in pert layered over a black burnout gauze shirt and a mentholescence stretch linen trouser, and paired with fringed sandal and clutch, creates an effortless look that is sophisticated yet relaxed.” – Tracy Reese
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