over the years, i have had many influences that have shaped my life, my company and my designs. but, the most important fashion lessons were taught and learned at chanel: quality (the inside should look as good as the outside), fabrics/textures (always nice to the touch) and branding/image (cult, desire and prestige).
so, it is no surprise i find myself at my store looking at all the fall merchandise coming in and am reminded of that first fall collection runway show with helena christensen, karen mulder, beverly peele, christy turlington and linda evangelista....sporting tons of leather, biker boots, black trenches and tons of chains hanging from necks, waists and wrists. i didn't think of it as i wrote these orders back in february, but it is so clear now. the tried and true leather, wool and jewels always works and always leaves us wanting more......just like chanel and hopefully just like souchi.