Designer Matthew Arthur finds his inspiration from his New Orleans lifestyle. To those of you not living in New Orleans it may be difficult to grasp things such as waking up to the sound of a second line outside your bedroom window after an early Saturday morning funeral on Austerlitz St. It is this rich culture and whimsy Matthew and I are blessed to live amongst that has inspired his Fall 2011 line. It celebrates the "common ground" we as New Orleanians share. I thought the sportswear in the first half of the collection was the strong point. The pops of blue were modern and edgy and worked with the subtle leopard print fabric for men and women. Matthew's unapologetic and determined attitude come through in the execution of this cohesive line.