Inspiration has many origins and can be somewhat unpredictable. A great designer understands their inspirational source and becomes a conduit for the creativity to flow. The skill is in taking seemingly unrelated imagery and conceiving a new visual context that inspires a body of work.

Christopher Elliott is truly passionate about great design, continuously seeking and anticipating the current global trends and forecasts. This visual diary reflects products, styles and images that both inspire and guide Christopher’s work.

Colour My World

These are the colours that are inspiring my world and influencing my designs right now. I like to layer different tones of the same hue, bringing depth and flexibility to a scheme. I am particular taken by bold tertiary hues of green and blue, incorporating the full spectrum of chartreuse to teal. Hermès introduced these colours in their Men’s Spring Summer 2013 collection which highlights the trend towards these colours.

Hues of green and turquoise

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