Sonia Delaunay’s vibrant, modernist approach to fashion and print inspired our Fall 1 collection, “Modernist Maverick. The idea was sparked by a visit to the Cooper Hewitt exhibit “Color Moves: Art & Fashion by Sonia Delaunay” last year.
I was familiar with Ms. Delaunay’s work, but the show really reminded me of her genius, and what a trendsetter she was in her day. She infused geometric prints with a sense of movement, and her energetic color sense is unparalleled. The imprecise edges of the motifs in her handpainted designs are refreshing in a world of computer generated perfection.