DALLAS, Oct 10, 2008 / FW/ — Born and raised in San Diego, California, Womenswear Design graduate Desiree Daniels was inspired by constructivist artist Naum Gabo’s study of tension and suspension for her graduation collection.
Gabo creates sculptures using organic-shaped wooden frames with thin steel wires wrapped through and around them. The overall shapes within the frames are geometric and translucent. This inspiration evolved into a study of suspension bridges and the concept of tension and suspension.
“Modern forms including sculpture, architecture and painting inspire me. I begin a design by thinking about the shapes and concepts behind an inspiration. Then I form a fabric manipulation and drape on the stand. I take photos, analyze them and sketch. I think about different visual details and use scale and placement on the body to differ them.” Says Daniels.