Ask Tory: All About Akira
Q: Where do you find your inspiration for prints?
A: Ideas for prints and patterns come from anywhere at any time. I’ve been inspired by paint splatters on walls before. This season, our Akira print — seen on some of our dresses, skirts and more — is based off a tile pattern I saw a few years ago in Istanbul, an incredible ancient city. We tried to recreate the beautifully faded quality of the traditional Iznik tiles, which had withstood centuries of wind and sun in the Bosphorus. It’s one of my favorite prints for spring, summer and beyond.