beautiful minds

Creative minds have a way of working that can be quite beautiful.  Anyone who is in a creative field knows that the finished product is a result of concepting, mood boards and sketching.  It’s a process and it has to start somewhere.

Vogue Paris published some beautiful images of fashion designers’ concept sketches.   These sketches lead to what we see on the runways and on celebrities, and they are fabulous.  A true testament as to how beautiful {albeit not always easy and sometimes messy} the creative process can be.

This is a coat sketch is by Christophe Lemaire {Hermès} for Fall/Winter 2013- 2014.  Love the coat, regardless of what color they produce it in!!

Dress and Cape Sketch by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Picciolo {creative directors for Valentino} Fall/Winter 2013-2014


Sketch by Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection Fall/Winter 2013-2014.  The lines are so clean, you can tell just by looking at the drawing that it’s a Calvin Klein look.

This is very cool.  A sketch by Alber Elbaz {Lanvin} for one of Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour costumes.

Sketch by Creative Directors, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim for Kenzo {love the rounded shoulders}.

Love this! A costume sketch by Miuccia Prada for the upcoming Great Gatsby film.  She worked with costume designer Catherine Martin to create outfits for Daisy Buchanan {to be played by actress Carey Mulligan}.  What an amazing project, as Gatsby fashion is pretty fabulous!!


Sketch by Peter Copping, Creative Director of Nina Ricci Fall/Winter 2013-2014.  The look was inspired by a Nina Ricci campaign featuring dancers from the 1970s.


A sketch by Ralph Lauren for Fall/Winter 2013-2014 portraying a travel meets romance trend {what a great combination}.

Sketch by Laura and Kate Mulleavy {Rodarte} for costumes from philharmonic opera Don Giovanni.  The Mulleavy sisters also designed the costumes for Black Swan.


Sketch by Stuart Vevers Creative Director for the Spanish Fashion House, Loewe Fall/Winter 2013-2014.

Sketch by Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi Fall/Winter 2013-2014.  If I worked at Fendi I would hope to have a few of his amazing sketches hanging up in my office for everyday inspiration.  He oozes talent in everything that he touches.


Sketches in answer to a request from Lady Gaga, to the Dutch designer and artist Iris Van Herpen who created two exclusive outfits for her.

Sketch by Donatella Versace for Fall/Winter 2013-2014.  Looks like we’ll be seeing some punk inspired fashion from her collection this fall.

Sketch + mood board by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, incorporating materials and design.


An impressionist style sketch by Erdem Moralioğlu of Erdem for Spring/Summer 2013.  Love the dress!

Stay inspired!


About Emmanuelle

Event Planning & Public Relations in the Boston Area specializing in fashion, beauty, textiles & consumer goods.
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