Monday, March 10, 2014
In 1952 Gordon Parks photographed for Life magazine some unusual Hermès garments with beautifully hand painted trompe l'oeil details [all lefts], which might have been an inspiration to the Band of Outsiders design team and their FW 2014||15 collection [all rights].
Thursday, March 6, 2014
It appears that luxury leather goods have become so precious and high-priced that it is more than reasonable to keep a protection on while carrying them around. This seems to be this seasons message of the Parisian high end labels whose major revenues are based on handbags. At Louis Vuitton Nicolas Ghesquière debuted a wonderful silver Épi 'Petite-Malle" in its removable canvas cover [left], while Karl Lagerfeld presented the classic Chanel 2.55 in a Supermarket-style packaged plastic [right].
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
While awaiting a new phenomenal collection of the Italian design duo Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino... the show is scheduled for March 4th during PFW... let's be happy about a delightful knock-off version of two beautiful Valentino dresses from SS||2013 [all lefts]. The most famous of the Inditex labels made the dresses in both color variations, like in original, and they are available right now in the stores for 49,95 Euro [all rights].
Thursday, February 27, 2014
The extremely successful American TV series American Horror Story, that has delighted us with the presence of the amazing Jessica Lange, has arrived this year to its third and most fashionable season. Even more than before, in this edition there has been putted a particular cure on the outfits of the protagonists, making standing out the ones of Frances Convoy interpreting the role of Myrtle Snow [left]. The eccentric head of the witches council who will be burned twice at the stake, because once is just not enough, had not only a special hair style but also wore the most bizarre outfit combinations. How fashionable the FOX produced series was can be seen in Marc Jacobs' choice of Jessica Lange as the face for his just to be launched cosmetic line Marc Jacobs Beauty, but not only... The new creative director of Rochas, Alessandro dell'Acqua, who has just debuted with a enchanting collection during PFW, might have been inspired by a look of the Myrtle Snow character for his beautifully odd [dish-washing-alike] glove styling [right].
Monday, February 24, 2014
MSGN is a young and fun Italian label, founded in 2008 by the fashion designer Massimo Giorgetti, who creates every season fun prints and powerful, easily recognizable patterns. In the latest collection for FW 2014||15 presented last week during MFW, MSGM showcased a collection [all rights] that revealed kind of a resemblance in terms of colors, patterns and styling to the very successful FW 2013||14 collection of Givenchy [all lefts].
Thursday, February 20, 2014
STAR WARS: The Return Of The Jedi… I do not know why in this specific moment of time the 'Star Wars' movies should be a thing in fashion, but apparently they are. The British label Preen designed by Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi [left] have chosen a huge Darth Vader head as a pattern for their collection while the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte went with various subjects of the George Lucas sequel trilogy, like the death star for example [right].
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
It has been a while since I have catched Tom Ford on an inspiration [click here]. The FW 2014||15 collection he has shown yesterday during LFW, was partly inspired by the sixties, and featured some short sequin football dresses [right]. After the show Tom Ford actually admitted to Tim Blanks from Style.com to have created a knock off version, worth $6,500, of Geoffrey Beene's collection from 1967 [left, editorial September issue of Harpers Bazaar 1967]. Well, thanks for doing so Tom, but in my opinion an homage to another designer is always just copying in a polite manner.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
I just loved the debut collection of Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier for Marc by Marc Jacobs' FW 2014||15, that ranged in references from classical plaid patterns over girly ninjas to BMX bikers [all rights]. As fresh and new the looks appeared on the NYFW catwalk, still there can be noticed a great deal of inspirations in hairstyle, patterns, accessories and details taken from the iconic "pilgrimage' collection of the Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons FW 2003||04 [all lefts].