I have picked to look at is Marc Jacobs as he is the master of mood. His work evokes glamour, romance and luxury which is what I want to reflect in my work. Marc’s designs are eccentric, feminine and full of attitude his inspiration is usually theatrical such as his A/W 2013 collection was inspired by the Wizard of Oz. He has also said he is inspired but Miuccia Prada for their mood which I think its quite ironic he has done really well to portray his influence with this.
” I think Miuccia Prada created an aesthetic that, to me, is so rife with references to other great works…There’s an eccentricity but there’s also a chic old world sophistication…There’s a sex appeal that’s kind of naïve. It’s all the things I love.”- Marc Jacobs (http://www.vogue.co.uk/article/marc-jacobs-style-inspiration-and-young-designers)
Marc is also inspired by people and what they’re going to wear. I want my collection to be wearable but still with the element of luxury and couture like a lot of his collections as I want it to stand out and really embody the idea of luxe and opulence of the Monarchs in the 15th century . I am intrigued by his theatrical influence when it comes to designing as my work is sometimes too costume focused. I am inspired by garments that are dramatic in their shape, silhouette and how the overall look contributes to reflect someones personality .He is inspired my Prada’s naive sex-appeal which is something I aim to incorporate into my designs as I want them to be sophisticated but with an element of sex appeal; as that’s how I want the wearer to feel.
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