Every year, in September, we shoot editorial for my new Collection and every year I ask my phenomenal photographer Ed Hafizov to take several pictures of my inspiration board .This year, of course, was no different!:-)
I always have small bits and pieces of things that inspire me: small art effects, notes from dear friends and fashion publications, images that captivate my attention with color combinations or simply a mood they create.
I also love to have up on the board swatches of fabrics I used or thought of using . This years Collection, introduction to which I will make very soon, was based on fabrics rich in pallet and texture and although the Collection is done, I still love to look at the preliminary swatch selection to remind myself of the very beginning of the process.
Few treasures here: Invitation to the opening night for "Anthology of Hats" and Gala in honor of Stephen Jones, letter from Mrs. Bailey Editor in Chief of Harper's Bazaar: "Dear Anya, Thank you for my glorious hat....", a beautiful post card from my wonderful student Elaine which reads:"Masquerading as a normal person day after day is exhausting!" :-))) So true!
This year I seem to be particularly drawn to dark rich colors, combinations of delicate lace and heavy pearl and jewel beading. Images of glorious gown by Lacroix and jewels of the House of Dior seem to always accompany me.
I can certainly feel the presence of the New York fashion Week! Too many events packed in a very short stretch of time :-) As I am trying out in front of my mirror my new towering wedges by YSL and Prada and trying to figure out how to survive this Fashion Week while wearing them, I wanted to ask you what do you have up on your Inspiration Board this Fall? Please, share. :-)
Wishing everyone wonderful weekend and you if you want to see this pictures in larger resolution simply click on each to magnify. Sending much love from rainy New York!!!