Wednesday, August 27, 2014

THANK YOU ZARA!… Bottega Veneta FW 2014||15 and Zara FW 2014||15

If you have fallen in love with Bottega Veneta's beautiful geometric-optical pattern [left] featured in my last post, there are good news for you. The fast fashion label Zara was kind enough to re-propose the exact same motif on a dress of the current collection [right], available right now in the stores for 49,95 Euro. Thank you Zara!

Monday, August 25, 2014

INSPIRATION Yves Saint Laurent 1964… Bottega Veneta FW 2014||15

This beautiful geometrical patterned Yves Saint Laurent YSL coat from 1964, here photographed by Frank Horvat [left] looks like a straight inspiration for the puzzled pattern used in the last Bottega Veneta collection, designed by Tomas Maier [right].

Saturday, August 2, 2014

INSPIRATION Christiane Bailly 1966... Fendi SS||2014

The iconic resort elegance mood of this picture, created by photographer Eugene Vernier for British Vogue in 1966, where Jean Shrimpton and an unknown model are wearing designs by Christiane Bailly [left]... might have been an inspiration to Karl Lagerfeld and his team while working on the Fendi collection for SS||2014 [right].

Thursday, July 31, 2014

INSPIRATION Francesco Scognamiglio FW 2009||10… Balmain FW 2014||15

The amazing Italian talent Francesco Scognamiglio is well known in the fashion and celebrity system for his divine creations that are much closer to couture then RTW. Vogue Japan featured in 2009 this Scognamiglio total look from his FW 2009||10 collection, styled by Sissy Vian and photographed by Daniel Jackson [left]… that slightly reminds me of one outfit from the latest Balmain FW 2014||15 runway show [right].

Sunday, July 27, 2014

INTO THE SAME IDEA… Delpozo and Meadham Kirchhoff FW 2014||15

Balanced modernity meets art on the FW 2014||15 catwalks in New York, gently amalgamated with scalloped colour-block in mellow cold hues. On one hand we have the demi-couture collection for Delpozo designed by Joseph Font who has been inspired by Italian  Post-Cubist painter Duilio Barnabe [left] and the other hand the decadent Chanel homage collection of Meadham Kirchhoff [right].

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

INSPIRATION Yves Saint Laurent SS||1980... Valentino SS||2014 Haute Couture

Music is in the air and into fashion: Yves Saint Laurent's black transparent evening dress from 1980 with printed music notes [left] might have been an inspiration to the opposite color embroidered version of Valentino's opening gown of the 'Opera" collection' designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli for SS||2014 haute couture [right].

Sunday, July 20, 2014

INSPIRATION Charles James 1953… Stella McCartney SS||2014 pre-collection

As many times before also this year's annual exhibition of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has and will inspire fashion designers work. The show named 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion" will kick-off the 8th of May and examines the work and career of the legendary Anglo-American couturier. One of his beautiful creations is this sculptured evening gown from 1953 [left], that might have been an inspiration to this ultra-modern cocktail dress of Stella McCartney [right].