Here's what Gwyneth had to say about the interview:
Q: And looking ahead, what was your inspiration for Spring 2013?
A: For Spring, “Palazzo,” I was really inspired by my own life as a young, jet set princess, so it is about the places she travels - Rome, Marrakesh, Jaipur...there is a lot of embellishment and silver balls and flowing kaftans over silk pants. Mini dresses with color-blocking inspired by oriental architecture, arabesque shapes, and beautiful, body flattering lines.
Q: What are the 5 - 10 key pieces every woman should have in her wardrobe?
- a day coat
- an evening coat
- a pair of really high heels
- a black cocktail dress that travels well (love out lightweight Meena dress that you wore to my studio this summer)
- hiking boots
- a cozy sweater and leggings
- a sophisticated handbag
- a wrap dress
- a clutch for evening...
Q: What are the pieces you’ve most loved designing and why?
A: I am really focusing on accessories now...the Connect bags excite me...to have a handbag where you can use your iPad without removing it, that was really exciting for me, because it answered a practical need in my own life. I thought, I want to have my iPad with me all the time, but I want it to look chic, and now I have this amazing bag that looks fabulous and it has a custom pocket that fits my iPad, so I can pull a zipper and the screen is at my finger tips. So accessories have been a lot of fun....