What's the secret to having such vibrant and memorable fashion shows?
I have fun with fashion! I am such a fan. I love clothes, and I love dressing up. So I think I have to keep it vibrant for my audience and customers. There are enough people that do serious. Let me be the happy one!
Can you talk about your inspiration behind the fall collection?
It's got a sixties vibe going on. I took color inspiration from the Alexander Gerard Book by Todd Oldham, and the wonderful Eames documentary. They were friends, and they both helped to create that sixties color palette of hot pink, red, orange, turquoise, green, and blue. But I also researched illustrators that I loved from that period. My favorite was this couple, Walter and Naiad Einsel. They created this great love for each other, and would send hand-written valentines back and forth every year. I feel like I am very much the same way. I was also so captivated by the Elizabeth Taylor auction that I had to throw in her infamous caftans.
And those owl hats! I want one in every color.
x Yes! I wanted to make the ultimate animal hat. Knitwear designer James Coviello helped me with those-he is such a genius!