This year's holiday plans have recently been occupying a large part of my day-dreaming time. We're going to Sri Lanka and I can't wait to dive into those tropical evergreen landscapes in search of inspiration for my work!
Throughout the centuries the island has gathered different cultures, religions, languages and traditions. Needless to say, these varied influences have left their mark on art and fashion too.
I love the drama and grandeur of traditional Sri-Lankan jewellery headpieces, and I am not the only designer to feel that way! A couple of years ago Karl Lagerfield also dipped his toes into Indian seas in search of inspiration for an Autum/Winter Chanel collection and the results were fabulous! Just take a look at the majestic air of these creations: refinement and exoticism at the same time!
Let's hope the pearl of the Indian Ocean will have the same effect on me!
Meter stamp catalog image, Sri Lanka type C3, by Richard Stambaugh (Richard Stambaugh) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Chanel , pre-autumn/winter 2012-13 collection , via vogue http://www.vogue.co.uk/spy/celebrity-photos/2011/12/07/chanel-bombay-show