Mood Boards

“A mood board is a type of poster design that may consist of images, text, and samples of objects in a composition of the choice of the mood board creator. Designers and others use mood boards to develop their design concepts and to communicate to other members of the design team. The mood board may be used as a frame of reference during the design process in a variety of abstract disciplines (…)”


Given the explanations, here are the “moods” of some of the New York Fashion Week creators. Below the boards, you will find two pictures of the creators collections for the 2010 Fall and the explanation of their inspiration.

Sophie Theallet‘s inspiration: folklore, princess dresses from children stories and 1970s film Peau D’Ane featuring Catherine Deneuve.

Zac Posen‘s inspiration: hats, Irving Penn and Bruce Weber portraits.

Max Azria‘s inspiration: “Minimalism Evolves” – Max Azria

Narciso Rodriguez inspiration: “Roni Horn at the Whitney, Saarinen at the Museum of the City of New York, and a curved line” – Narciso Rodriguez

Carolina Herrera inspiration: “Simplicity of line, with special details” – Carolina Herrera.

Derek Lam inspiration: “(…) a modern interpretation of the myth of the Wild West” – Derek Lam

Zero + Maria Cornejo inspiration: “I incorporated what I’ve learned about garment construction from doing a first men’s collection into the women’s but breaking the rules my way; a collision of East and West cultures juxtaposes somber-toned tailoring next to bright colors” – Maria Cornejo

Mulberry‘s inspiration: “For fall 2010 we were obsessed by an eclectic mix of the Valley of the Dolls movie (one of my all-time favorites!), naughty English royalty, and over-the-top animal prints and glitter flowers; the fabulous, the ferocious, and the floral!” – Emma Hill, Mulberry

Mood Boards via

Collection pictures via


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