"An artist may spend time courting the muse, but a fashion designer seldom has the luxury of waiting for inspiration to strike. Accessing the creative mind is simple if one fuels the source on a regular basis. Designers must train themselves to collect tear sheets from magazines and printouts from websites, as well as swatches of colors and textiles, and to keep notebooks of written ideas and sketches. Whatever form they take, these resource files should be maintained and organized for easy retrieval when trying to stimulate the imagination. Beyond fashion images, they should include material drawn from art, technology, science, graphics, architecture, advertising – in other words, anything that triggers a response." -- from 'Form, Fit, & Fashion'
The following 'Inspiration File' explores stained glass as a theme, using a wide range of interpretations.
Northern rose window of Chartres cathedral
Charlotte Olympia stained glass pumps
Charlotte Olympia stained glass sandals