" Clothes are only a part of th fashion and that true fashion is part of a cultural movement which includes all aspects of society, from the way people dress on th streets to what films they see and what food thy eat.
" everything that passes before my eyes is turned into a fashion reflex. My passons are largely visual."
He told Women's wear Daily in 1984.
it ss true, we can see many of his collection were inspirated by culture, ie
Fall 2007 Couture, his inspiration lay in indian empire
spring 207 coture, inspirated by Virgin and religion
Fall 2008 coture , deep-sea creatures with a hint of equestrian style
2009 his inspiration lay in the age old art of calligraphy (abstract, of course, with loops and swooshes morphing into hard lines and crested edges). However, on second glance, each piece in the collection looked more like a guided walking tour of Wells Cathedral, the most poetic of the English cathedrals (known for its early Gothic interior and signature 'scissor arches.')
After analysis his many collections before, he had, in fact, evolved his fashion philosophy, although he woul have found the term inappropriately pompous at the time.
actually, he was influenced by the treet but it's about the way people behave; movies, music, everything...He take in all these images, mix them up and then the ideas come out.