INSPIRATION IN FASHION DESIGN
Prof. D.Sc. Lubomir Stoykov
– Editor-in-Chief of Fashion Lifestyle Magazine”
In one's life one cannot do anything right without inspiration! If he is not enthusiastic and aroused, he cannot be fully in love; cannot work well; cannot perform as well as possible in any field! Is it the same in fashion and fashion design? Inspiration in fashion is a life-giving juice for the original idea, a beautiful impulse that gives birth to beauty, powerful emotional energy that feeds the imagination and stimulates the fashion process. When and how does the inspiration come from different designers? Are the sources of creative enthusiasm similar or radically different? What most often excites and motivates the creators of clothes and accessories? ...
True designers are self-aware as artists who need inspiration and for whom the act of creating a garment is a ritual and a sacrament, as in the case of sculptors and writers, composers and directors. Pierre Cardin and André Courrèges draw inspiration from space, and Karl Lagerfeld, in turn, is inspired by the street, by the models, by everything that catches his eye. The variety and splendor of beauty charge him with energy to create new and new original, stylish, impactful works. Yves Saint Laurent was inspired by the novels of Marcel Proust and the paintings of Pete Mondrian, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, and Romeo Gigli - by ethnicity, urban "street" ideas and historical characters (among them, for example, Empress Theodora). Giorgio Armani's inspiration is complex - on the one hand it's everyday life, street and bistro life, sports and the new neglected lifestyle, and on the other - the iconic names of the big cinema, which he worships - Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich. Or by, by his personal definition - "the best dressed man in the history of cinema" - Carrie Grant and "the worst dressed, but the most ingenious and scandalous" - Orson Welles.
Jean-Paul Gautier, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen and a number of other expressive artists draw a great emotional charge from the youth subcultures, currents and varieties in the "urban jungle". McQueen, for example, is inspired by street but also ancient culture; from religion and from virtual worlds. In his reviews you can see examples of the so-called. "Street fashion", "cyber fashion" and at the same time works inspired by ancient Greek myths. As the artist himself confesses, anything and everyone can inspire him: the casual man on the street, the businessman who drinks coffee, the gay couple ...
The sources of creative enthusiasm are really very diverse and often unusual. Some are inspired by the beauty of nature, others by works of art, by women, by men, by the animal world ... Some are emotionally charged by the past, others by the present, and there are many who have "memories of the future." Strange as it may sound, some artists receive impulses from the contemplation of garbage and waste, and others - even from death and its symbols and attributes! In the end, it turns out that anything (however absurd and paradoxical) can be a source of inspiration. It all depends on the individual senses, the desire and ability to capture the beautiful and valuable impulses, to recharge and renew through the countless threads (associations and communications) with the world, with people, with ourselves.
A true designer can receive a stimulus from any direction, from any object, from any symbol. As long as, of course, its receptors are sensitive enough to do so. As long as, of course, he has the intelligence to understand the messages and interpret them in his own way in his design works. Because the inspiration in fashion design is the life-giving ozone, without which we cannot imagine the quality dynamics in fashion, its original transformations and its aesthetic vitality.
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