Brandon Maxwell's childhood inspired line
Brandon Maxwell's first collection was born of "childhood dreams".
The designer, who also acts as Lady Gaga's personal stylist, has clearly always had a flair for fashion. He showed his first line at New York Fashion Week on Monday and has now revealed where his inspiration for Spring/Summer 16 came from.
"A lot of this collection came from childhood memories of dressing up my sister in bed sheets and tying them around her, and using my dad's cummerbund from his suit to tie around the waist, that's where the tri-layer horse haired structure really came from," he explained to en.vogue.fr.
"I used to take my mom's gowns out of the plastic hanging bags and cut them and re-sew them. Everything about this first collection, because it was the culmination of a childhood dream, came from early memories growing up."
Brandon kept things very simple, showing looks in muted colours with a clean-cut finish. There were dusky pink dresses with bell sleeves and gorgeous black jumpsuits with sexy details like cut-outs and low v-necks.
While designing, he always had the wearer in mind.
"This first collection was the realisation of a lifelong dream. I have always been surrounded by smart, classic, and powerful women, and I have always enjoyed seeing them at their most beautiful," he smiled.
"The collection is inspired by those women. Every woman I knew growing up was balancing many things; work, motherhood, philanthropy, and my goal was to create a classic, timeless, and tailored uniform for them from day to night.
"When the woman goes in to her closet and needs that black suit or little black dress, I wanted to give them that one piece that hits them in the right places and makes them feel like a million dollars."