NYFW Fall 2014: Designer Inspirations

Kicking off the first day of New York Fashion Week Fall 2014 with an insider look at what influenced Tracy Reese, Rachel Roy and more!

Celia L. Smith Feb, 06, 2014

1 of 20 Rachel Roy

Designer Inspiration: "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." ––Rachel Roy

2 of 20 Tracy Reese

Designer Inspiration: "A collection draws inspiration from juxtapositions, playing the loud and ecstatic against the pragmatic and quietly complex to create classically modern silhouettes in commanding cloths. The collection takes an intimate look at self-expression, intermixing utility pieces with unique elements that provide pops of personality and spirit." ––Tracy Reese

3 of 20 Azede Jean-Pierre

Designer Inspiration: "Aerial Visions" ––Azede Jean-Pierre

4 of 20 LaQuan Smith

Designer Inspiration: "This season inspiration draws from military stories my grandfather would tell me as a child and the beauty and eccentricity of Josephine baker." ––LaQuan Smith

5 of 20 Tadashi Shoji

Designer Inspiration: “Moorish Palaces by Moonlight” ––Tadashi Shoji

6 of 20 David Tlale

Designer Inspiration: "New York, like a proverbial phoenix rising from the ashes.  My first journey to New York reflects basics of a typical tourist, it evoked yearning despite horror stories I heard in my country about New York City 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." ––David Tlale
 

7 of 20 Christian Siriano

Designer Inspiration: "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 were high in contrast, graphically powerful, and celebrated the female figure." ––Christian Siriano

8 of 20 5:31 Jerome Lamaar

Designer Inspiration: "The direction for 5:31 this season evolved from an idea to add an enchanted, polished and feminine approach to rugged hunting outdoor pieces. She has matured a lot this season while remaining true to her roots...pun intended." ––Jerome Lamaar

9 of 20 Monique Lhuillier

Designer Inspiration: “Fall 2014 is inspired by graphic architectural detail and old world French Parisian couture techniques while also incorporating a dark romantic side.” ––Monique Lhuillier

10 of 20 Yoana Baraschi

Designer Inspiration: "'Sporty Couture.' The luxe track suit and black panther ottoman knit." ––Yoana Baraschi

11 of 20 Dennis Basso

Designer Inspiration: “My inspiration are some of the great American contemporary artists interrupting their extraordinary creativeness into my fall 2014 collection.” ––Dennis Basso

12 of 20 Nicole Miller

Designer Inspiration: "Designing the Fall 2014 collection, I was inspired by female warriors – fierce, strong, and confident women. I referenced iconic images from history and films for detail and fabric inspiration." ––Nicole Miller

13 of 20 Rebecca Taylor

Designer Inpsiration: "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." ––Rebecca Taylor

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Designer Inspiration: “For my Fall 2014 collection I draw inspiration from my distorted memory of a white coat worn by a woman one winter day.  Conceptualized through select silhouettes in varying colors, patterns and textures, this collection represents the adaptations of a memory our minds can make when reminiscing on past experiences.” ––Choi Bo Ko, designer of Choiboko

15 of 20 Mara Hoffman

Designer Inspirations: "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..." ––Mara Hoffman

16 of 20 Nicole Miller

Designer Inspiration: "Designing the Fall 2014 collection, I was inspired by female warriors – fierce, strong, and confident women. I referenced iconic images from history and films for detail and fabric inspiration." ––Nicole Miller

17 of 20 Pamella Roland

Designer Inspiration: “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 and Designer of Pamella Roland

18 of 20 Jay Godfrey

Designer Inspiration: "Rock Star Progenies: strong, sexy and demure inspire the Jay Godfrey fall 2014 collection." ––Jay Godfrey

19 of 20 b Michael America

Designer Inspiration ––b Michael

20 of 20 Rubin Chapelle

Designer Inspiration ––Sonja Rubin & Kip Chapelle