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Where Do Designers Get Their Inspiration? Kids!

According to Loic Prigent, director of the fashion documentary “The Day Before,” there’s one question designers never want to answer: “”What is your inspiration?’ is the number one enemy in fashion journalism now. They really hate it when you ask it,” Prigent admits. [Wall Street Journal]

Yet, while Marc Jacobs might be dodgy about his collection’s meaning, other designers are just fine accrediting their fuel for creativity—teen fashion bloggers. The group has gained momentum in the past year to become the new power youth, with 13-year-old Tavi as one at the forefront (pictured above, and, BTW, she looks like she also enjoys putting cute crap on her head). After the Rodarte designers saw Tavi’s blog, they started corresponding with the teenager, and Tavi has become the label’s muse. Says co-designer Kate Mulleavy, “Tavi makes you think about things differently, makes you see things differently.” Also cited as sources of inspiration were Bryan Boy and Jane from Sea of Shoes.

Well, you know what they say—the children are our future. And in this case, they’re telling us what we’ll be wearing tomorrow. [Wall Street Journal]

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