Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The two amazing creative directors of the maison Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, never forget the heritage of the label they designing for, and often elaborate a modern version of the style essence of what Valentino Garavani has created. Within the FW 2013||14 collection there have been some outfits [right] that recalled a hem detailing of a delightful Valentino dress from 1967 [left].
Monday, December 2, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
When I came across this wonderful picture from 1991 of supermodel Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid, here with her husband David Bowie, wearing an eye catching optical outfit [left].... it reminded me immediately of the collection of Balmain for SS||2014, where Olivier Rousteing has used the same dashing black and white Tartan|| Pied de Poule pattern combination [right].
Thursday, November 28, 2013
For everybody who hasn't got yet one of the must have sweaters of No.21, the label created by the soon to be creative director of Rochas Alessandro dell'Acqua [left],… can find right now at Zara an interesting knock-off version [right]. The only thing missing in the much cheaper version is of course the number 21.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The as always super ironic fashion show of Jeremy Scott for SS|| 2014, began with the beep of a technical disturbance which set the mood for the first color blocked leather outfits [right]…. inspired by a TV test screen for color settings [left]. I can't wait to see the first collection of the soon to be creative director of Moschino and how he will continue the heritage of a brand that has be founded by the most ironic of designers ever, Franco Moschino.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Please welcome this seasons new creative directors at...
(ex Saint Laurent)
Friday, November 15, 2013
The late fashion designer Franco Moschino is remembered for his highly ironic, witty and provocative designs which always poked fun at the fashion establishment. The final line up of his FW 1987||88 collection, for example, showcased the models wearing nothing but huge Moschino shopping bags [left]. A similar idea had Marc Jacobs for his SS||2008 advertising campaign, in which celebrity royalty Victoria Beckham was photographed by Juergen Teller, in Marc Jacobs' shopping bags and shoe boxes [right].
Sunday, November 10, 2013
A wonderful editorial published in Vogue UK's June 1971 issue, photographed by Peter Knapp, is featuring super model Cathee Dahmen wearing Yves Saint Laurent's legendary red lips print [left].... which the new creative director of Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane, has decided to make revive for SS||2014 [right]. Maybe a little bit too close to FW 2012||13, a season many designers have done patterns inspired by Surrealism and tromp l'oeil motifs, due to the Schiaparelli||Prada exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2012.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Do you remember the funny and preppy motifs, like the dying whale print, of Thom Browne's SS||2013 collection [left]?... well, I do... and so did the editor of Harpers Bazaar Russia and fashion design newbie Natalia Alaverdian [left, in a picture by Garance Doré] for her second collection of her line A.W.A.K.E.