A Vancouver Fashion Student’s Guide to Inspiration
Fashionistas can find design inspiration all around them
Vancouver, BC - May 27, 2010 - Everyone always talks about writer's block, the state of mind in which an artist is at a standstill. Fashion designers can also come across the same scenario when they lack inspiration or passion, and end up sitting in a design stalemate - or a fashion block, if you will. Well wake up, Vancouver! We have compiled a short list of places to go and things to see to help you get out of a fashion design rut.
Vancouver's famous Stanley Park is one of the most beautiful places to go to get in touch with the environment. Grab a seat along the seawall and take in the vibrant colours of the ocean and park and imagine the texture of flowing fabrics and strong, natural materials.
The Vancouver Art Gallery's changing exhibits mean that there are many reasons to visit it on a regular basis. Spend some time perusing world famous paintings, photographs, sculptures and installations. Surrounding yourself amongst other artists will enlighten your mind.
If you've ever wondered where some fashion designers come up with unique structural designs, you can bet it's from examining architecture. Cutting edge designs from Balenciaga, Givenchy, and Calvin Klein Collection showcase structured designs with sharp angles and cuts reminiscent of sky-high buildings. Take a walk around Vancouver to check out original buildings and structures from world-famous architects like Arthur Erikson, Moshe Safdie and Norman Foster.