NYFW Soundbites from behind the scenes: Michael Kors, Proenza Schouler

Michael Kors, Jeremy Scott and Lazaro Hernandez share their inspirations for this year's fashion week and their feelings towards their designs.

Fashion Week is in full swing in New York. Behind the scenes at the fashion shows, Paris Modes and Relaxnews met with designers who share comments and thoughts on their collections. Here, we bring you the highlights of these exclusive interviews.


Michael Kors
"Last fall, we had hurricane Sandy here in New York. So I was thinking last fall about something very urban, but very survival [focused]. It was very strong, maybe a little aggressive. I took a vacation after that show and I started to think about a more romantic moment, softer, easier, especially when the weather gets warm.... I wanted people to go out to dinner and put their phones down. So I wanted clothes that move and catch the breeze, catch the wind....The whole idea was how to take something romantic and bring it into the city."


Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
"It started with the idea of things that felt more daytime and a little cleaner, and there was suede and crepe [pieces], and things that had an organic quality and a warm texture. Something that felt comfortable with big, oversized shapes... so to finally add ease and movement to them. "


Jeremy Scott
"[For this collection], I was really thinking about the early eighties and the New York Lower East Side art scene; I was thinking about Kenny Scharf who I collaborated with on prints, and Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.... I love graphics, I love being able to speak through the fabric, I love playing with color. I feel like it's such a joy ... and I feel like it's my signature. I also think it's important to have some sex, and some humor, and some fun in fashion." - AFP RELAXNEWS