Even the most prolific fashion designer can count on dry spells of creativity. At Digifair, we not only care about making your life easier with full access to the fabric sourcing of your dreams but we're also interested in getting your creative juices flowing with inspiring content. Get ready for our 5 inspiration uplifters for your fashion creations:
Funny Face (1957): A Muse And Fashion Photographer's Relationship in the 50s
This 50s classic directed by Stanley Donen brings Audrey Hepburn playing Jo Stockton, a bookstore clerk turned into model and muse by Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) - a character inspired by legendary fashion photographer Richard Avedon. Audrey Hepburn is a fashion icon herself, and the movie's Givenchy costumes add even more glamour to her inspiring personality. Tap-dancing and cheerful songs will certainly lift every fashion designer's creative spirits.
The Lives of 50 Fashion Legends: An Infographic
Too uninspired to read? No problem. Try "The Lives of 50 Fashion Legends" by Fashionary - a book full of delicious infographic about the lives of the most iconic fashion designers in the world. These visual biographies cover their childhood, relationships, and the pieces that changed fashion history throughout the years. Educational and fun at the same time, not to mention very inspiring.
"The Lives of 50 Fashion Legends", by Fashionary, brings together the visual biographies of fashion designers such as Alexander McQueen, Paul Smith, and Jil Sander, to name a few. Image credit: courtesy of Fashionary
Klossy: Karlie Kloss' YouTube Channel
Who is the fashion creative who never fell down a YouTube rabbit hole while they should be - well, creating? No judgment, of course! Moments of idleness are incredibly helpful when it comes to resetting the brain, giving space for the mind to wander and find new creative solutions. For those moments, we recommend model Karlie Kloss' Youtube Channel. Covering a wide range of topics, from travel guides to internships at Esteé Lauder and cooking videos, it's easy to find inspiration in Karlie's energetic mood.
The Conscious Closet: Inspiring Fashion Revolution
Elizabeth L. Cline made the headlines with her first book, "Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion" (2012), the first publication to address the impacts of fast-fashion on the environment and communities around the world. Her second book, "The Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good" (2019), is just as inspiring, with tips on how to build a more ethical and affordable wardrobe, what fabrics are the best for your lifestyle and how to take care of them: how to wash your clothes sustainably to make them last longer, for example, and also teaching mending and repairing techniques too. If there was ever a book to get fashion creatives to think about sustainability, this is definitely one of them.
American author Elizabeth L. Cline is an expert in sustainable fashion, and her newest book, "The Conscious Closet", brings together inspiring tips to create a more eco-friendly wardrobe. Image credit: courtesy of the author
Daisies (1966): A Different Side Of The 60s
Directed by Vera Chytilová, this experimental and surrealist film brings a different side of the 60s, often represented by Swinging London in the UK or the Woodstock Festival in the US. "Daisies" shows, instead, a Czech representation of the time, complete with a feminist premise: 2 girls (both named Marie) decide to spoil themselves once the world is already spoiled, rebelling against materialism. In a true New-Wave style and free-spirited story, the film was immediately banned in the Czech Republic, where it was made. The inspiration comes from the 60s costumes: A-line dresses, Vichy swimsuits, and of course, a daisies crown.
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