What inspired you for fall 2012?
My heritage, Greek and Egyptian. My love for the ancient queens and goddesses of those regions. The strength, presence and confidence they embodied can translate to today’s modern woman.
How does this play out in terms of colors, materials and shapes?
Beautiful and rich jewel tones with luxurious fabrics—silks, jacquards and laces.
What music did you listen to while designing this collection?
Sometimes I need peace and quiet—or the opposite. I love danceable music that's fun and lively.
What do you look for when casting your show?
How do you stay energized/balanced in the weeks leading up to NYFW?
Working out; I have a high level of discipline. Sleep as much as one can, but that doesn’t always work.
What other show(s) are you looking forward to seeing this season?
Ralph Rucci, Victoria Beckham, Marc Jacobs.
How do you plan to unwind after Fashion Week?
I will not be unwinding for a while yet, but hopefully somewhere warm and interesting for inspiration.
Fotini Copeland will present her fall 2012collection on Tuesday, February 14th in The Box at Lincoln Center.