I have always loved Patti Smith's aura. Her cool, quiet confidence. Her fearless, androgynous style. Her poetic rock. Recently, I read Smith's memoir "Just Kids." I had the pure joy of discovering Patti Smith as a deeply creative, passionate and surprisingly feminine woman and artist. As I designed for F/W 2013, I couldn't help but be inspired by her strength which plays the perfect contrast to her softness.