inspiration from fashion

I love fashion. In school, I enjoyed the researching, sketching, draping and sewing - the fittings and tweaking the garments until they were just how I envisioned them. It is sculpture for the body.

Today I spent an hour looking though the latest runways shots. I thought I would share a few collections that make my heart skip a beat. Enjoy.

Carlos Miele. The silk, the colors, the watery prints...I am in love. These are so beautiful. I think I need to get out the silk paints again. It have been too long.
The silhouette contrast between the image above and below is awesome! Both are so beautifully executed. My favorite collection so far.

Diane von Furstenberg (one of my favorite designers-love her prints)
She can be so bold...
...and feminine

Chris Benz-notice the painterly prints...makes me want to get out that paint brush.

More painterly looks by Donna Karen.
Do you have a favorite designer? Someone who inspires you want to get out the sewing machine, the paints, the dress form?