What inspired the Spring 2011 Designers?

Spring 2011 Designer Inspiration Erin Fetherston Aphrodisiac

Erin Fetherston - "Aphrodisiac"

NY Mag asked one-hundred designers showing in New York Fashion Week what inspired them in the creative process of their Spring 2011 collections. In one picture and phrase. Some of the images they received were wacky, some were intriguing, some were photos of mood boards and some were the actual sketches of the Spring 2011 looks. While some were expectedly cliche (ie. Diesel is inspired by the desert. Hence a picture of the desert), I collected some of my favourite responses and included them below.

One thing is for sure, the tribal trend of the past year doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon.

Spring 2011 Designer Inspiration Yeohlee Angles

Yeohlee - "Angles"

Spring 2011 Designer Inspiration Thakoon Mattress

Thakoon - "Mattress"

Spring 2011 Designer Inspiration Odd Molly Peacemaker

Odd Molly - "Peace maker"

Spring 2011 Designer Inspiration Nicole Miller Inside-Out

Nicole Miller - "Inside-Out"

Spring 2011 Designer Inspiration Lela Rose Efflorescent

Lela Rose - "Efflorescent"

Spring 2011 Designer Inspiration Jenny Packham Nocturnal

Jenny Packham - "Nocturnal"

Spring 2011 Designer Inspiration Elie Tahari Heroism

Elie Tahari - "Heroism"

Spring 2011 Designer Inspiration Cushnie et Ochs Peel

Cushnie et Ochs - "Peel"

Spring 2011 Designer Inspiration Christian Cota Technology Meets Nature

Christian Cota - "Technology Meets Nature"

Spring 2011 Designer Inspiration Catherine Malandrino Fifties Vallauris

Catherine Malandrino - "Fifties Vallauris"

Spring 2011 Designer Inspiration Bensoni Electromagnetic

Bensoni - "Electromagnetic"

Spring 2011 Designer Inspiration Badgley Mischka White Mischief

Badgley Mischka - "White Mischief"

Spring 2011 Designer Inspiration Alexander Wang White-Out

Alexander Wang - "White-Out"