September 28, 2016

Hot! Gallery #NYFW: Designers Share Spring 2014 Inspiration Images and Sketches

Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

As we prepare for the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, like in the past, we’ve asked some of our favorite designers to share their inspiration for this season collection. Take a peek at what they share below:

BCBG Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Herve Leger Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Mara Hoffman Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Dennis Basso Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Dennis Basso Designer Inspiration Spring 2014
Tracy Reece Spring 2014
Alon Livné Spring 2014 Inspiration
Charlotte Ronson Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Erin Fetherston Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
pamella roland Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Saunder Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
WHIT Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
KAAL E. SUKTAE Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
CHOIBOKO Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Big Park Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Beyond Closet Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Nonoo Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Elie Tahari Spring 14 Inspiration
Christian Siriano Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
DKNY Spring 2014 Inspiration
Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Kenneth Cole Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Tadashi Shoji Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Nicole Miller Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Rubin Chapelle Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Rachel Roy Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Ann Yee Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Bibhu Mohapatra Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Adeam Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Rebecca Taylor Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
J.crew Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Wes Gordon Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Jenni Kayne Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Rachel Zoe Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Yoana Baraschi Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Meskita Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Clover Canyon Spring 2014
Joie Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Milly by Michelle Smith Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Desigual Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Daisy Fuentes Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
Son Jung Wan Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration
LaQuan Smith Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

BCBG Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

“We were inspired by nature and modern art. Contemporary art inspired the choice of vivid colors, while more muted tones glean inspiration from the natural beauty of the world around us.” – Lubov Azria, Chief Creative Officer BCBGMAXAZRIA

Herve Leger Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

“Different cultural and geological references inspire the collection as seen in ancient tribes and tradition.”– Lubov Azria, Chief Creative Officer, Herve Leger by Max Azria

Mara Hoffman Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

“I call this collection "a gang of rainbow warriors". If there were ever a gang that worshipped rainbows, this is what they would wear!” - Mara Hoffman

Dennis Basso Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"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," Dennis Basso

Dennis Basso Designer Inspiration Spring 2014

“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," Dennis Basso

Tracy Reece Spring 2014

Radiates sensuality, energy and optimism with an array of bold, spirited styles infused with Afro-Cuban influences to create an aesthetic full of texture and movement. Balancing fresh, feminine styles and modern sportswear, the collection is rich in detail, including leather and raffia embroideries and authentic athletic accents. Silhouettes range from crop-tops paired with full midi-skirts and cropped trousers to signature fit and flare frocks. Textile highlights include geometric laces, tribal embroideries and bonded technical knits. Prints, always a staple of Tracy Reese collections, include mixed scale gingham and window pane, tropical floral placements and tribal geometrics in a spectrum of pinks, blues, greens and ochre. Building on Afro-Cuban cultural influences, key looks such as a bold lapis and scarlet floral flyaway frock with back ruffle detail, a striped scarlet and black flyaway tee, structured crisp white trousers and fisherman-inspired sandals express the effortless style of the modern woman who is sexy, assured and contemporary." -- Tracy Reese

Alon Livné Spring 2014 Inspiration

"The 1980s, but done in a futuristic way...this collection is heavily influenced by science fiction, Grace Jones and the work of illustrator Peter Sato," Alon Livné

Charlotte Ronson Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

“This season I am inspired by a Parisian girl in New York. She has a quintessential offbeat glamour encapsulated by a tousled sex appeal that is part tomboy and part bookworm," Charlotte Ronson

Erin Fetherston Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"Inspired by my recent garden wedding in Barbados, I was drawn to a selection of botanic inspired textures and colors. Guipuire, lace, and organza embroideries grace an array of my flirty, femme silhouettes in wildflower shades that would make any garden lover swoon," Erin Fetherston

pamella roland Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

Inspired by her recent trip to the Cannes Film Festival, designer Pamella Roland has created a collection for Spring 2014 that captures the glamour and energy of the star studded French Riviera as it was in the 1960’s. pamella roland

Saunder Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"I tapped into the adventure and exoticism the idea of a 1930s archeological dig has held for me since I was a child reading Agatha Christie's 'Murder in Mesopotamia.' Its a mix of slinky 30s femininity with more masculine safari-esque looks," Emily Saunders for Saunders

WHIT Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"The lush tropical island Bali sets the tone for WHIT’s Spring 14 Collection. The island is so lush with color and texture, I’m excited to bring that energy back to the line," Whitney Pozga for WHIT

KAAL E. SUKTAE Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"The collection was inspired by the Bible phrase, “The stone the builder rejected has become the corner stone (Psalms 118:22)”. It features a modern and structural aesthetic which is expressed through architectural motifs (concrete, iron bar, mold) and oversized Y-shape silhouettes in tone on tone fabrics" - Suk-Tae Lee for KAAL E. SUKTAE

CHOIBOKO Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"Arirang Punk inspires this collection; represented by the excitement of play and deep resentment – drawing inspiration from modern Korean culture through the use of punk elements such as exaggerated colors and patterns" Choi Bo Ko

Big Park Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"The collection focuses on shape and form, silhouette, and pattern. Drawing inspiration from folk art paintings" Park Youn Soo

Beyond Closet Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"The spring/summer 2014 collection is inspired by everyday views of men working out in gyms. This physical transformation from a gaunt-like state to a more muscular, masculine appearance is represented through classic argyle patterns, and an expansion of Beyond Closet’s “Dog Series”, depicted through prints and embroideries" Tae Yong Ko

Nonoo Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

The spring 2014 collection is inspired by the freedom and motion associated with Gerhard Richter's work blended with the colours and stateliness of the English countryside. Misha Nonoo

Elie Tahari Spring 14 Inspiration

Inspired by the architecture of Brasilia with the contrast of strong linear shapes against graceful curves

Christian Siriano Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"The "Island of women" influenced silhouette's from grass-lined huts, picturesque color-blocked residential streets, stonework, and the locally abundant dahlia. " Christian Siriano

DKNY Spring 2014 Inspiration

"NYC" DKNY

Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"California Girl" Tommy Hilfiger

Kenneth Cole Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"Mixing high and low street wear, a new modern take on sportswear," Kenneth Cole

Tadashi Shoji Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"Feminine empowerment," Tadashi Shoji

Nicole Miller Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"Spring 2014 is party dressing with an attitude. A bit extravagant, yet still feminine and luxe." "Nicole Miller

Rubin Chapelle Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"New York City sleekness meets Malibu ease," Sonja Rubin & Kip Chapelle

Rachel Roy Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"Strong and Elegant," Rachel Roy

Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"“We looked at Bianca Jagger’s life prior to her Studio 54 days, and we were drawn to her Latin American upbringing. Other influential Latin American women across all decades started coming to mind with Frida Kahlo at one end of the spectrum and contemporaries such as Carolina Issa and Alice Dellal at the other. The result was American sportswear-inspired pieces with strong Latin American details: bursts of color, saturated prints, rich textures and intricate embroidery," Rebecca Minkoff

Ann Yee Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

“The collection, Resurgence, focuses on the rise and fall of Detroit, what it represented to America in its heyday — Motown, the auto industry and how inevitably it will come back around. I wanted to create awareness about Detroit's unique culture, history and its current state. Through my work, I'd like people to see the possibility of the city being something of value once again," Ann Yee

Bibhu Mohapatra Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"Geometry and poetry." Bibhu Mohapatra

Adeam Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

" Every rose has its thorn." ADEAM

Rebecca Taylor Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"Spring 2014 is modern romanticism. Construction details and trims reference early American workwear, with a hint of feminism. Key silhouettes experiment with proportion – cropped tops, full trousers and teacup skirts are paired with soft, modern volume in rounded sleeve shapes. Airy, crisp white poplin shirting and geo eyelet are layered with tactile matelassé, laminated knit and crystal-encrusted lace. Botanic inspiration is abstracted in prints, with transparent layers of color. Neutrals of palest grey and sage green are balanced with a strong base of cayenne and nude, with a pop of robin’s egg blue." Rebecca Taylor

J.crew Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"I imagined a movie about the beach with two stories happening simultaneously: the first centers around surfing the California coast. The strength of surfers and the casual lifestyle they lead wearing floral prints, modern fabrics, and bold colors. This rugged sportiness is set against a second story: the European beach culture at the turn of the century. The lido lifestyle of the Venetian coast -- walking along the boardwalk in whites, lace, eyelets and gondolier-inspired stripes, like the romantic and cinematic images of a Visconti film," Tom Mora for J.crew

Wes Gordon Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"I wanted to focus this collection on streamlined, feminine silhouettes done in beautiful textures and materials. For Resort, I focused on a crisp elegance, a la Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and I sought to evolve and expand upon that idea for spring while keeping it fresh and modern. Spring 2014 focuses on creating decadent surfaces and depth via layers of laces, tulles, and crinkle chiffons. With a palette of dusty rose, copper, light butter, soft gray, ivory and celadon, I let the combination of textures and fabrics replace my 'print' for the season," Wes Gordon

Jenni Kayne Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"Military and nautical preppiness gone ethnic. Strong shoulder and softening of military uniforms. Ease of Resort continues with fluid jackets and trousers. Outerwear is key. Blazers, softer blazer coats, several takes on the tuxedo jacket for day. Mixing prints and textures adds dimension to the collection, " Jenni Kayne

Rachel Zoe Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"Modern safari mixed with ethereal elements," Rachel Zoe

Yoana Baraschi Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"This season is about making the invisible visible thus revealing the secret pleasure of the creative process." Yoana Baraschi

Meskita Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"This collection is inspired by Yemanja, one of the most famous and gorgeous goddess of the Brazilian culture. She is queen of the seas — very beautiful, feminine and powerful, much like our SS14 collection." Meskita

Clover Canyon Spring 2014

"Clover Canyon's spring 2014 collection is staying home this season, as we celebrate the joys of living in Los Angeles and the beauty of California Modernism." Clover Canyon

Joie Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"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 for Joie

Milly by Michelle Smith Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"My Spring 2014 collection is an ultra-modern decoding of the traditional notion of femininity," Michelle Smith

Desigual Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

“This season we were inspired by the people and landscape of the Mediterranean. Everyone is so happy and full of life; that is the spirit Desigual captures for Spring,” Manel Jadraque for Desigual

Daisy Fuentes Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"My inspiration for my spring/summer 2014 collection comes straight from Malibu California. To me Malibu represents true barefoot luxury. It's effortless style, modern, fresh & always chic. It's where I go to relax and have fun," Daisy Fuentes

Son Jung Wan Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"This season I was inspired by Morocco and the romantic, picturesque sun-drenched Sahara Desert. It is such a mysterious place where you can wander, get lost and find peace and beauty," Son Jung Wan

LaQuan Smith Spring 2014 Designer Inspiration

"This season is all about luxury sportswear. I was inspired by the casualness of luxury pieces. I did a lot of traveling this season all I wanted to have is something that looked chic enough to take me to the airport and straight to a nice dinner once I arrived to my destination," LaQuan Smith

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