Friday, September 12, 2014

INTO THE ARCHIVES Gianni Versace SS||1994… Versus SS||2015

This is the dress that got Liz Hurley somewhat famous, even if the continues to be more known for that than for her acting career. In 1994 she accompanied her then boyfriend Hugh Grant to the premier of 'Four Weddings and a Funeral" launch creating a certain hysteria by wearing this extremely sexy outfit. The black Gianni Versace gown was made of very little fabric and many golden oversized gold safety pins placed at strategic places, that literally held the gown together [left]. Anthony Vaccarello draws inspiration from this dress when creating the Versus Versace collection for SS||2015 [right]. The young Italian designer is the newest creative collaboration between Donatella and new fashion talents for the Versus brand, which previously has collaborated with designers like Christopher Kane and J.W.Anderson.

Monday, September 8, 2014

INSPIRATION Adidas Stan Smith… Alexander Wang SS||2015

Alexander Wang's SS||2015 collection was an homage to trainers and included a fantastic little tennis dress [right] inspired by the colors and surfaces of the legendary Adidas Stan Smiths [left]. Everybody in the fashion world has been obsessed lately with the Stan Smith, even more the versions created with Shigeki Fujishiro and Raf Simons.

In 1963 the first Adidas tennis shoe was produced, which was the first ever leather tennis shoe and marked the beginning of a long line of classic Adidas shoes. In 1965, this tennis shoe model was named the 'Adidas Robert Haillet" after the French tennis professional Robert Haillet. When Haillet retired from tennis, Adidas and Horst Dassler decided to find another tennis player that could endorse the tennis shoe model. In 1971, the model was renamed the 'Adidas Stan Smith", after the acclaimed tennis champion Stan Smith, who was ranked World No.1 at the time.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

THANK YOU ZARA!… Marc Jacobs FW 2014||15 and Zara FW 2014||15

As I reported in my last post, knitwear total looks are a huge thing for the coming winter season. Another designer who has shown us an amazing version of this trend is Marc Jacobs [left], with a deep-V neckline tunic out of ultra-fine filament knits that is worn layered over fluid pant-leggings. Similar, or let's just say the same, loungewear hybrids of tunic-and-legging combos are now available in different color variations at the fast fashion label Zara for under 80 Euro [left]. Thank you Zara!

Monday, September 1, 2014

INTO THE SAME IDEA... Céline and Stella McCartney FW 2014||14

Once again the two old BFFs Phoebe Philo and Stella McCartney managed it to propose within the same season some similar outfits [click here for another example]. For the next winter they have both created beautifully cozy knitwear total looks [Céline left, Stella McCartney right] that by the way will be a huge trend for FW 2014||14, since also Marc Jacobs, The Row and Acne Studios have gone for it.

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].