Inspiration Takes Us to Wonderful Places

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To give you a little preview of the inspirations behind the collections walking the runway at this year’s Drexel Fashion Show: expect to explore the art of origami, take a walk in Japan and Cambodia, get a henna tattoo in Morocco, and listen to the smooth sounds of Miles Davis…

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Proenza Schouler: most people who know me are well aware of my obsession with these guys, and this collection was my favorite so far, the fabrics, colors, and silhouettes were all perfectly executed…not to mention the shoes.

Inspiration: Native American blankets

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Tommy Hilfiger: Hilfiger is usually too classic-American-sportswear for my taste, but this year’s fall collection was irresistibly cool, including the Runway itself.

Inspiration: Girlfriends of 1970’s Rock Stars

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Oscar De La Renta: Always beautiful, this season’s collection explored color, layers, fur, classic lines, vibrant prints all in one, cohesive breathtaking collection.

Inspiration: Uzbekistan meets Vegas (only De La Renta could make this combo work)


All images courtesy of www.Vogue.com

See the full shows at www.Elletv.elle.com


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