NYFW First Look: Fall 2014 Designer Inspirations

Yoana Baraschi
Mara Hoffman
Rachel Roy
Monique Lhuillier
Dennis Basso
BCBGMAXAZRIA
ChristianSiriano
Degen
Desigual
Duckie Brown
Elie Tahari
Heather Lawton
Herve Leger
Jay Godfrey
Joie
Katie Gallagher
Kenneth Cole
Lie Sang Bong
Pamella Roland
Rebecca Taylor
Ruffian
Sally LaPointe
SonJungWan
Trina Turk
Zimmermann
J. Mendel
Angel Sanchez
Cushnie et Ochs
NicoleMiller
David Tlale
Natori
TracyReese
NanetteLepore
LeilaShams
RebeccaVallance
BibhuMohapatra
Yoana Baraschi Mara Hoffman Rachel Roy Monique Lhuillier Dennis Basso BCBGMAXAZRIA ChristianSiriano Degen Desigual Duckie Brown Elie Tahari Heather Lawton Herve Leger Jay Godfrey Joie Katie Gallagher Kenneth Cole Lie Sang Bong Pamella Roland Rebecca Taylor Ruffian Sally LaPointe SonJungWan Trina Turk Zimmermann J. Mendel Angel Sanchez Cushnie et Ochs NicoleMiller David Tlale Natori TracyReese NanetteLepore LeilaShams RebeccaVallance BibhuMohapatra
By Glam Editors January 30, 2014
Yoana Baraschi

"Sporty Couture."
Mara Hoffman

"For my fall 2014 collection, I drew inspiration from Northern Africa and all of the textiles, jewelry, and elements of nature picked up along the way. The journey continues...”
Rachel Roy

“Fall 2014 explores nature deconstructed through an infrared lens. Menswear inspired elements, hand painted prints combined with geometric lines and a saturated color palette commends the modern woman.”
Monique Lhuillier

"Fall 2014 is inspired by graphic architectural detail and old world French Parisian couture techniques while also incorporating a dark romantic side."
Dennis Basso

"My inspiration are some of the great American contemporary artists interrupting their extraordinary creativeness into my fall 2014 collection."
BCBGMAXAZRIA

“Unbalance Elegance” –Lubov Azria, Chief Creative Officer
Christian Siriano

”Parisian photographer Fernand Fonssagrives and his work with light and shadow on the female body were the first inspiration for my Fall/Winter 2014 collection. His photographs are high in contrast, graphically powerful, and celebrate the female figure.”
Degen

“A rainbow is created by refraction, total reflection, and the dispersion of light. It is visible when the sun is shining through air containing water spray or raindrops, which occurs during or immediately after a rain shower. The bow is always observed in the opposite side of the sky from the sun... but knitted.”
Desigual

“Our senses awakened to the city’s overlooked curiosities and magic—and tempt us to fall in love again with the places and things we think we know, but have more to offer than what lives in our imagination.” –Manel Jadraque
Duckie Brown

”We've teamed up with Ruthie Davis who does the most amazing shoes. Our inspiration for the shoes to go with Duckie Brown Women is children's toys.”
Elie Tahari

"Ray of light."
Heather Lawton

“[The] spark of female spirit was incredibly inspiring to me, looking to the glamour of [the 1940s]…and giving it a modern update. My eyes were drawn to the fashions in the movies and street style of this era.”
Herve Leger

“Wild and Untamed” – Lubov Azria, Chief Creative Officer
Jay Godfrey

“For Fall 2014 I was inspired by rock star progenies, watching their evolution and how they develop a unique look as modern day artists and models. The collection embodies that really strong, demure confidence and style.“
Joie

“We imagined the Joie girl roaming through Paris on a long fall afternoon, exploring hidden alleyways and local flea markets. Naturally cool, her look, characterized as perfectly undone with moody undertones, is complemented by her laissez-faire approach to life as she strolls down city streets, sipping wine at a café and taking in the city’s charms.” – Serge Azria, Creative Director and CEO
Katie Gallagher

“Different from carnivals and fairs that travel place to place or playgrounds and gardens that lack elaborate themes and rides, amusement parks capture the essence of a small city, using dreams and science to create an experience that, upon entering one, feels completely strange to our daily lives.”
Kenneth Cole

"Tradition and innovation meet in modern fabrications of plaids, herringbones and pinstripes, with a consistent interplay between soft and tailored."
Lie Sang Bong

“Volcanic eruptions and crashing waves."
Pamella Roland

“The exuberance of New York City’s architecture as captured by TJ Wilcox’s 'In The Air' exhibit at the Whitney Museum.” -Pamella DeVos, President & Designer
Rebecca Taylor

“Fall/Winter 2014 references Parisian street artist Philippe Baudelocque and the use of dimensional layering of textures and patterns. The idea of fragile work in an urban environment plays on the rare complexity of unexpected pairings of colors, techniques and fabrics.”
Ruffian

"DEVOTION."
Sally LaPointe

"The FW14 collection is about the delicate truth compared to the outer strength we present day to day."
Son Jung Wan

“For Fall 2014 I was inspired by the abstract expressionist, Mark Rothko, who articulated colors of emotions.”
Trina Turk

"Lush florals and sharp geometrics are inspired by a drive down Sunset Blvd through LA from Silverlake to the ocean."
Zimmermann

"Defiance, innocence, Teddy Girls and photos of my parents in Sydney in the 50's.” –Nicky Zimmermann, Creative Director and Co-Founder
J. Mendel

“For J. Mendel's Fall 2014 Collection, I was interested in graphic color-play, and controlled asymmetry." –Gilles Mendel
Angel Sanchez

“'Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.' –Oscar Wilde"
Cushnie et Ochs

"Oil slick."
Nicole Miller

"Female warrior."
David Tlale

"New York, like a proverbial phoenix rising from the ashes. My first journey to New York...evoked yearning despite horror stories I heard in my country...and I asked myself, why should Frizt Langs’ Metropolis be a piece of reality somewhere in the under-ground? Or that unforgettable breakfast at Tiffany’s? Where even the ugly return to you the beautiful boundless soul of its inhabitants."
Natori

"Russian folklore inspired the Fall 2014 collection. I was particularly influenced by the traditional forms and ornate embellishments found in Russia's rich culture." --Josie Natori
Tracy Reese

"The fall 2014 collection draws inspiration from juxtapositions, playing the loud and ecstatic against the pragmatic and quietly complex to create classically modern silhouettes in commanding cloths. [It] takes an intimate look at self-expression, intermixing utility pieces with unique elements that provide pops of personality and spirit."
Nanette Lepore

"Hand-crafted in New York."
Leila Shams

"My collection is about overcoming the failures of past collections and letting creativity take over."
Rebecca Vallance

"My previous collection had more of a soft femininity, and this season my eye has been drawn to a more androgynous style."
Bibhu Mohapatra

"Tibetan purity."
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