Anonymous asked: Aesthetic cohesion is something so man people struggle with. There is evidence of that everywhere as I'm sure you well know. What would you say are the most important elements for achieving cohesion whether it be in your wardrobe (or outfit) or a collection. What is your process to be varied as opposed to random and themeatic without being overly literal?
I truly feel in order to have cohesion one must mix everything up. I feel like the best outfits are combinations of fabrics, textures and styles. There is no ideal “cohesive” rules we must all follow… I feel that if one feels comfortable, confident and sexy and it is done in a tasteful manor, then by all means please wear this outfit.
For a collection and creation of one I go along with the same things. I am by far an avid follower of evolution within a collection because I feel it ties everything together and creates a cohesive collection. I feel evolution of color, materials, patterns everything goes hand in hand. I truly feel that I cannot judge other designers for their collections because of cohesiveness and “if it fits”.. I feel that as a designer one has these thoughts, ideas, and constant inspirations and for one to judge another for this is just silly because we were never their for the process.
My process that I follow is by fabric and color. In all of my collections and the collection that will be shown on August 31st for Style Week, it is truly evident. I feel that you can create controversy (in a good way) by having a shock and awe atmosphere, maybe random styles that are thrown into the collection but tie together to make a symmetrical collection by fabric, fit, and color evolution.