Tell us about the collection and the inspiration behind it? In most instances the design inspiration for each item in the collection was an iconic or legendary person or place.The Vettro is a tribute to the city and people of Milano, where I personally and the Franklin Eugene brandhave many friends in the fashion industry.
They all understand the importance of fighting famine, eradicating disease, and doing his or her part to help out.
Being in the company of such respected names in fashion is an amazing and certainly an inspirational experience.
But having said that this is certainly an area we will consider in the near future as we build the Franklin Eugene line.
Last year you were invited to serve on the benefit committee for a star studded Milan Fashion Week Charity Gala along with Donatella Versace, Roberto and Eva Cavalli, Dean and Dan Caten, Angela Missoni, Silvia Venturini Fendi, Ferruccio Feragamo, and Alberta Ferretti. I have spent time with fashion industry luminaries for years. The Fashion greats are much more grounded, well rounded, and real than some people might expect and thesame is true for the actors, musicians, artists, and athletes that are on the scene from time to time.
I get my creative stimuli from going out in to the world and living and trying to absorb everything and taking that energy and channeling it in to the creative process when I am working on sketches for a collection.