What inspired you for Fall 2011?
I started this season by taking a hard look around me and envisioning more of what I wanted to see the women in my life wearing. The majority of my inspiration, colors, textures, and style came from the foundation of what a Daniel Vosovic girl represents; a little bit tough, a little bit polished, but still an individual.
How does this inspiration play out in terms of colors, fabrics, silhouette?
I've continued my development with digital printing silks with new, original designs but with a twist this season, which supplements the rest of the collection filled with cashmere, cotton and ultra-fine woolens. The A/W '11 collection is built around core pieces like skirts, trousers and jackets with long and lean silhouettes and dramatically dropped hems.
What music did you listen to while designing this collection?
Lykke Li, Oh Land, Beth Ditto, Lady Killer and Warpaint have been in constant rotation at the studio. Their sound reiterates the strong confidence of the women I see wearing my designs.
Do you have any New York Fashion Week pre-show rituals you can share with us?
Shower and shave. Preferably regularly.
What other show(s) are you looking forward to seeing this season?
I'm always anticipating the collections from new and emerging designers and seeing what they've been up to since last season. Overall, most young (or the more politically correct term "emerging") designers are the most exciting for me. They're not usually as hyper-focused on making things just look "pretty" and remind me that it's OK to take risks. I've learned that fashion is very emotional. I'd rather someone loves or hates what I do instead of just thinking it's "nice"; my designs need to create an emotion.
How do you relax and recharge after Fashion Week?
I usually try to disappear for a week following my show but I've just been confirmed for some work in LA a few days after the show, so hopefully the sun's rays will have some effect on my pasty NY complexion!
Daniel Vosovic will show his Fall 2011 collection on Tuesday, February 15th at the Metropolitan Pavilion.