The Paris-based designer Calla Haynes is known for her colorful sense of pattern — pairing classically-designed silouettes with bright abstract florals, and bold geometic prints. Her first job working with Olivier Theyskens at Rochas, and then Nina Ricci, has trained her for creating expert pant-suits, flippy dresses and a-line jackets, as she combines them with happy palettes of color, finding inspiration from anything from Tetris, flowers and interior decoration, to whatever catches her eye.
For B-Sides, she shares what has been capturing her attention most recently for New York Fashion Week, where her upcoming SS2014 presentation launches at Milk Studios this weekend:
"I'm sending a group of 'inspiration images' from my travels over the last 6 months — I'm traveling more and more for work, but the trip always seems to always mix in a bit of fun — London, New York, Tokyo and Toronto. My phone definitely plays a part in recording my inspirations, most of them are pattern-related. Some things catching my eye when thinking about this upcoming collection: hydrangeas, waves and neon lights."