Photos: Richard Powers of exhibitions and galleries, travel a lot and have my eyes wide open all the time. My influences are multiple, from Madeleine Castaing to “Le groupe A.” I also love the way Henri Samuel mixed art, design and antiques together back in the ’70s. Current designers such as Marcel Wanders, Rodrigo Almeida, Sam Baron and 14 HOMEFRONT WINTER 2017/18 Maarten Baas, and Martino Gamper, are also inspirational. Q In a world of grey and beige, what do you say to people who think that Lacroix designs are over the top? Sacha: Well, we’re famous for prints and colours but our fabrics can be used in a far more subtle way. We are here to inspire. I love to mix old and new, colours and neutrals, renowned names and unknown designers. Eclec-tic choices are not always easy to har-monize, but the result is breathtaking when the balance is right. Q You have said that you try to stay true to the things that define the brand. What are they?