PHILIP SPARKS, FALL 2010
Interview by Marq Frerichs.
Last week, I called Philip Sparks to congratulate him on his Fall 2010 collection and to ask him a few questions from the Style Notebook questionnaire. I found him affable and funny, a quick wit with his feet planted on the ground. What am I excited about from Sparks? He hinted at a holiday footwear collection…have a read.
What was the first piece you designed in this collection?
“The pea coat.”
How do you know when you’re finished a collection?
“I run out of time and or money. However I’m also working on a ‘holiday’ collection, so fall/winter will come out in two parts.”
What are the top three items on your inspiration board?
“Melville’s Moby Dick, 16th-century maps with sea creatures and Edwardian naval books, and pictures of boats.”
Did you have a muse or person in mind when designing this collection?
“My partner, Andrew, and those I collaborated with in the studio.”