Q: What was the inspiration behind Fall 2013’s bug theme and how do I wear the look?
A: I’ve always been drawn to scarabs and beetles — they appeared in our very first collection and we brought them back for Fall 2013 in new ways. We created fun graphic patterns with them on blouses, t-shirts and bags and used them as jewel-like embellishments on sweaters and silk skirts. We also did dragonflies, which are so elegant, and turned them into details on a heel. Scarabs, dragonflies and bugs have such a rich historic history, from inspiring Art Nouveau artists like René Lalique to their importance as ancient Egyptian talismans.