Mother Nature is Patxi Sota’s muse. The head of design for Spanish brand El Naturalista has created a modern spring collection that borrows from the good Earth. “I’m always looking for a concept around the values of nature,” said Sota, who invokes elements like the sun and the wildlife surrounding a pond. “We look for sustainable materials we can use in casual and comfortable ways.” The designer also credits his father, shoemaker Ignacio Sota, for guiding his artistic spirit. “When I was 10, I started traveling around the world with him in search of new and innovative materials,” he said.