I enjoy interior design and Charlotte Perriand, one of the most influential designers, seemed like a good starting point. I reviewed her work: chairs, stools, bookcases. She worked in the 1940s with Le Corbusier and her designs are an interesting mixture of natural textures, fluid lines, and geometric shapes. This component of my research materialized itself in the more 'menswear-style' components of the collection: structured/straight pants, piping, and collars.
Outside of work, Perriand seems to have been a fun-loving woman with energy in her eyes and a real drive for exploring the world. Sweet and free, Perriand herself became my muse. Her personality and attitude, the second portion of my inspiration, prompted me to include looser jackets, dresses, and blouses.
Ultimately, the collection explores the intersection of menswear vs women's wear, the natural vs the man-made (e.g., in combining leathers with polyester), and the form-fitting vs flowy. Perriand's career and personality influenced me and I truly enjoyed researching the topic and designing this collection.