As I waited in the Manhattan showroom of the Stockholm-born designer Stephen Ferber I took in the view through the sweeping windows—stretches of charcoal rooftops, a steely Hudson River, and chimney smoke rising, then vanishing into January’s chilly sky. The strange, almost haunting beauty of this urban view turned out to be the perfect setting for the tale about to unfold.
Intrigued by the origin of creative ideas, I often ask designers where they find inspiration. With the instinct of a storyteller, Ferber began his answer, slowly explaining the symbolic triad of associations behind the LILI Collection: a movie, his grandmother, and the flower bearing her name.
Read full interview with our Creative Director Stephen Ferber in Precious 7 Magazine: Precious 7 interviews Stephen F.
Photos by Shaun Mader.