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Fashion Forward: More Designer Inspirations

Barbara Bui... Be & D... Guillaume Hinfray... Chrissie Morris

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Barbara Bui

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BARBARA BUI

Where she would go to find free inspiration:
“I’m very lucky to live in the Marais. I would stay at home and look at the art books I bought recently, listen to the latest CD my dears were so kind to give me, and draw.”

Who influences her:
“My inspiration comes from women in general — their emotions, strengths and weaknesses.”

What she’s most looking forward to this spring/summer:
“The seaside, Formentera, my daughter, the people I love.”


BE INTHAVONG, BE & D

Where he would go to find free inspiration:
“I would lay in the park and daydream.”

Who influences him:
“People who are friendly and smile inspire me in my personal life and outlook on design. When I feel great inside and outside, my creative vision flows positively.”

What he’s most looking forward to this spring/summer:
“I am looking forward to the weather and wearing linen and flip-flops!”


STEVE DUMAIN, BE & D

Where he would go to find free inspiration:
“I would walk aimlessly from my loft in Greenpoint, Brooklyn — or take my bike. I would go downtown and over the Brooklyn Bridge and into Chinatown. I love walking through Chinatown. You can’t help but be overwhelmed by your senses. Smells, colors, noise — some of them bad and many of them good.”

Who influences him:
“My best friend, and a very talented French artist, Joséphine Faure.”

What he’s most looking forward to this spring/summer:
“I’m about to leave for my first vacation in a year-and-a-half — to Mexico. Going down to try a little surfing and relaxing and tequila testing!”

Guillaume Hinfray

Guillaume Hinfray

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chrissie morris

Chrissie Morris

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GUILLAUME HINFRAY

Where he would go to find free inspiration:
“I would definitely go to bed. It’s warm, comfortable, free ... and the world of dreams is the best wonderland ever. No rules, no limits, and actually, in the past, I’ve imagined shoes in my sleep. The only problem is remembering when you wake up!”

Who influences him:
“I’m inspired by people who, with respect and humanity, were able to achieve the ends of their ideas, opinions, dedication, art, or simply work. For me, this includes my father, Azzedine Alaïa, Carson McCullers, Georges Braque, Al Gore, William the Conqueror, Rock Hudson, Nina Simone and all the unknowns who made amazing things.”

What he’s most looking forward to this spring/summer:
“I’m French, so I would love a revolution. New ideas, new concepts, new values, new ways of life and, in the fashion system, I would outlaw the BBBI [Boring Black Basic Items]. More reasonably, I’m looking for good shoes that make women feel sexy and strong all day long.”


CHRISSIE MORRIS

Where she would go to find free inspiration:
“I would go to a fantastic antiques fair I know and spend the day scouring stalls for different types of objets d’art of bygone eras. And then, if there’s time left, I would go rummaging in as many charity shops as I could fit in.”

Who influences her:
“I am inspired by many great people: Mata Hari, Barbara Hepworth, Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot, Janis Joplin, Chrissie Hynde, Madonna, Grace Jones, but most of all, I am inspired by the women in my everyday life.”

What she’s most looking forward to this spring/summer:
“I am looking forward to positive moods, which always open the door to economic recovery.”