Haute couture, summer 2018: Where do designers get their ideas?

Every year, a fashion house produces between four and ten collections - an endless cycle. How do they keep evolving while remaining loyal to the brand identity? Where do these designers go to seek out original ideas? For 2018, Alexandre Vauthier went back to 1980s cinema. Maxime Simoëns, for Azzaro, returned to the 1970s. Guo Pei summons mythical legends, while Yuima Nakazato assembles recycled materials. Alexis Mabille masters techniques, while Iris Van Herpen drapes fabrics "unconsciously".