Plenty of fashion research is going into this project. Here’s a summary of the designers and collections that inspire me.
Rei Kawakubo – Designer for Comme Des Garçons
Ralph Lauren – Designer for Ralph Lauren Other Labels include Polo Ralph Lauren, Rugby Ralph Lauren, and Club Monaco
Junya Wantanabe – Designer for Junya Wantanabe
Jean Paul Gaultier (with model Agyness Deyn) – Designer for JPG ready-to-wear and couture
Yohji Yamamoto – Designer for Yohji Yamamoto, YY Pour Homme, YY Costume D’Homme, Coming Soon, Y-3, Y’s for living, Y’saccs
Claire McCardell, designer for Townley Frocks
The New School Library’s
Fashion Design History Special Collection of McCardell’s design
This is really just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many other designers that inspire me, and so many brands that I’ve taken little bits and pieces from. Everything builds on everything else I’m finding.