I was recently watching 'The Devil Wears Prada' in which a certain name popped into the dialogue. This was the designer Oscar de la Renta, and it made me think of the many, many beautiful designs that he has created. Of particular inspiration to me is his Spring 2007 ready-to-wear collection. The use of colour and print upon beautifully constructed garments made for a stunning catwalk collection. I think the boundaries between fashion, textiles and surface pattern design are extremely closely related, and this particular collection highlights the inspiration that is available from the fashion industry. His garments are objects of both beauty and desire.