Fall Inspiration from Mandy Kordal

We asked a few of our favorite designer friends to share their mood boards for Fall. This week, Mandy Kordal shares the inspiration behind her latest collection of knitwear.

“Moving into the autumn season I have been inspired by all things mystical, ancient textiles, and gemstones. I was looking at images like these while designing our Fall 2015 collection and you can see hints of the textures and colors represented in the clothing.”

Fall Inspo with Collina Strada Designer Hillary Taymour

As we not so patiently await the arrival of the Fall/Winter 2015 collections, we asked a few of our favorite designer friends to share their mood boards for the season. First, we talked to the rad Hillary Taymour of New York-based Collina Strada:

“Since obsessing over minimal Japanese architecture this season, I only want to see clean lines. My focus was to create a warmer, more luxe approach to my aesthetic. I’m known to design clothes that are easy to wear, urban, and multifunctional for the effortless downtown girl. My girl is maturing and I really wanted the pieces to reflect that. With this collection, I cut my prints in half to create a more minimal and architectural concept with the story, yet still keeping it very now.”

Sixties prints and soft hues rule for Ilana Kohn’s FW15 collection

As we countdown to Fall, we asked a few of our favorite designer friends to share their mood boards for the season. This week, we get a peek inside the creative mind of Ilana Kohn:

“Overall, I was really feeling the winter whites and pastels. Ha, it def made the collection feel a bit summery, but whatevs. I like summer! Layering was also something I was trying to think about. Most of the pieces in this collection are meant to be worn layered. Print wise, I was def looking at a lot of bold ’60s prints – clean and graphic.”

Osei-Duro shares their inspiration for the lululemon lab collaboration

Osei-Duro is renowned for their incredible prints hand-batiked in Ghana, so of course we were super stoked when they announced they were doing a capsule collection with lululemon lab. They designed two exclusive designs which are digitally printed on technical active wear for both guys and girls. With inspiration deeply rooted in the communities in which they work for their line, we had to get designers Molly Keogh and Maryanne Mathias to share what they were thinking about for the limited edition collaboration.

“When the lab approached us about a collab we were excited to explore where our aesthetics might overlap. At first glance they might seem quite different, but we found that our love of organic forms and attraction to meditative crafts processes marries well with the streamlined and experimental look of the lab’s work. We looked specifically at the contemplative art of women from the last century such as Ruth Asawa and Louise Bourgeois, as well as the abstract nature photography of our Vancouver friend Sean Lymworth. We love how quiet yet detailed all of these references are.”

Anabela Piersol Of Fieldguided Created An Exclusive Wallpaper

Starting with a line inspired by Beyonce lyrics and adding some gorgeous watercolours, we are so in love with what Anabela Piersol came up with for our wallpaper collaboration. Here shares her moodboard of inspiration for the Fieldguided x Garmentory design.