Givenchy and Hepburn, Saint Laurent and de la Falaise... the relationship between designer and muse has been integral to fashion history. Our favorite contemporary designers and their influences are no exception. This season, we asked designers to photograph the people, places, or objects that inspired their Fall/Winter 2012 collections. From batmobiles in Paris to the best skate spots in Moscow, they did not disappoint. Check out what else they came up with in our new series, "Under the Influence."
This series of images comes from Hee Mun Lee of the Korean brand Peace, Love and Understanding
. More a spirit than an actual person, their muse encompasses exactly what the brand’s name itself stands for.
Who is your muse?
The anarchist-next-door who is also a pacifist.
Describe the first time you met.
Our muse is not a specific person. They have always existed and we have always felt their existence.
How to they influence you?
We make efforts to apply their virtue and value to the business.
What’s the relationship between designer and muse?
We share opinions and our lifestyle.
Does your inspiration change from season to season?
Style may change but the core concept does not.
Is there any sort of concept that you feel always has an influence on your collection?
Peace, Love and Understanding, as our brand name signifies!
Have you and your muse ever worked collaboratively? If so, how?
We have plans to collaborate with some of our muses in the near future.
What is your favorite thing to do together?
Engage in fun and Intellectual conversation.
Does he/she have a secret talent? What is it?
They certainly have the talent of making the world a better place to live in.
Do you have any secret talents?
We'd like to have the same talent.
Where did you shoot these photos? Does the place hold any special significance to you?
The photoshoot was taken on the rooftop of our office. It's nowhere and everywhere.
In another life, my muse was:
A vegetarian lion.
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