Get an inside look at this season’s must-haves, courtesy of 3 of our fave designers…
In an effort to understand how a beautifully designed garment comes to fruition, we sat down with a few designers at Free People to hear about their inspiration, and take a look at their raw sketches! These limited edition pieces are only available for a short period of time, and are surely one-of-a-kind!
“I really loved the Elie Saab 2015 Couture show. I liked how feminine the silhouettes were — the layers of chiffon tiering over lace created such a nice, soft, romantic effect. I tried to recreate that feeling in my dress. Traditional Indian block printing inspired so much of this piece, especially a vintage cloth I picked up in New Delhi. I wanted to have that little touch of glam for holiday, so I added pronged gemstone embellishment on the skirt and a little hit of shine at the straps!”
“Inspired by holiday in Paris. I wanted this dress to be a reflection of a young Parisian girl — flirty, fun, yet coy. Her eyes and smile say it all. My favorite part of Paris is walking down Rue Cremieux and seeing the colorful houses. I imagine seeing them when the snow starts to fall and they soften and twinkle. I wanted this to reflect in the dress, in the dance of the colorful sequins. The subtle color blocking with fabric and colors add both depth and warmth. Instead of making a serious dress, I set out to create a show-stopper that she will have tons of fun in :).”
“For the holidays I was very inspired by classic elegance and embellishment. I wanted to create a garment that was sexy and perfect for a special event. The gown features engineered embroidered threadwork with beaded artwork that contours to the body. The dress comes with a chocker & is finished with eyelash lace detailing, and was inspired by a gorgeous Israeli gown. I wanted to create the same look and feeling for the Free People girl.”
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