If you’re like me, a huge fan of talent reality shows like Project Runway, you might be familiar with Mila Hermanovski. For those less obsessed, Mila is a native Dallas fashion designer who was second runner up on season seven of Project Runway, and also competed in Lifetime’s spinoff, Project Runway All Stars.
I always find it interesting to learn what inspired a person’s entrepreneurship and success. Mila’s inspiration for her ’14 fall collection, Excavate, is driven by art, design, and architecture. Here’s a little blurb from Mila about the Excavate collection: “The inspiration came literally from the massive construction project happening outside my studio window. I watched the process daily throughout its evolution, from the demolition of the original deco period wood and brick building, to digging a gigantic hole, to laying rebar in a grid like pattern, to pouring seemingly endless amounts of concrete. The series of work being done was at times both disturbing and fascinating. The collection became a mix of textiles and shapes, architecturally-drawn influences, and incorporating textured with sleek.”
Check out the slide show above which features some of my favorite pieces from the timeless contemporary collection, Excavate. Mila Hermanovski is available at shop.milahermanovski.com and Piermarini boutique.