Sunday, August 9, 2015

INSPIRATION Jil Sander FW 2012||13… Christian Dior HC FW 2015||16

I loved the 50ties inspired collections Raf Simons has created in the last seasons as creative director at Jil Sander [left]. Once he had left and moved forward to Christian Dior it seemed clear that those collections were his anticipations to an aesthetics he was exploring for his new position [or as I call it: his CD portfolio collections with which he might have wanted to impress, with success,  his future employers. In his latest Haute Couture catwalk show for FW 2015||16 Raf Simons unveils some nostalgia regarding a certain attitude an color shown on the runway [right].

Thursday, July 30, 2015

INSPIRATION Prada FW 2012||13… Marc Jacobs Resort SS||2016

I love how Marc Jacobs continuously declares his love for Miuccia Prada. Appreciation from one designer to another is certainly not a common thing in the fashion world. Through his Resort SS||2016 collection [right] Marc makes once again [click here for another example] a non-verbal and more visible homage to Miuccia and her Prada FW 2012||13 runway [left]. Though one might not be able to detect a similarity in every single outfit, overall you can feel the Prada vibe in the garments, the meticulous embellishment, the styling and even that catwalk. 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

INTO THE ARCHIVES… Miu Miu [various seasons] and Miu Miu resort SS||2016

Miuccia Prada has presented yesterday her Miu Miu resort 2016 collection [all rights] in Paris, which exhibited an unusual mix of best of patterns from past collections. There were the Miu Miu SS|| 2010 nude and swallow patterns [left above], a deja vu of the SS||2011 ‘American Graffiti’ leather jacket motifs [left center] and the birds of the FW 2011||12 40ties inspired collection [left bottom]. I’d love to know the reason to present the spirit of the past so strongly in this collection,... a Miuccia mystery!

Friday, May 29, 2015

INSPIRATION Geoffrey Beene FW 1990||91… Lanvin FW 2015||16

Alber Elbaz might have been inspired by Geoffrey Beene [left, photographed by Guzman] to create beautiful leather accessories for his recent Lanvin collection [right]. But also it is possible that he has created them in the first place since Alber was working for Geoffrey Beene in New York between 1985 and 1992. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

THANK YOU ZARA!… Prada SS||2015 and Zara SS||2015

Miuccia Prada’s 70ties inspired collection included of course some typical and characteristic footwear of that decade: the clog [left], available in Prada stores right now for 850 Euro. If you want to get the look for only 79,95 Euro [right] click here and order them from the fast fashion chain Zara. Thank you Zara! 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

INSPIRATION Gucci FW 1996||97… Mugler FW 2015||16

Some garments are just made to remain icons of fashion. How can you not remember the long and lean white gown with a delicately placed hole and Elsa Peretti–esque hardware. This dress created by Tom Ford for Gucci FW 1996||97 [left, AD photographed by Mario Testino] evoked a bit of a Gernreich here and  a Halston  feeling there and was incredebly sexy. A similar sexiness and design approach can be find in the latest Mugler FW 2015||16 collection designed by the British designer David Koma [right].

Friday, May 8, 2015

INSPIRATION Francesco Scognamiglio SS||2015... Louis Vuitton Resort SS||2016

This delightful foliole motive [left] has been sketched personally by Italian fashion designer Francesco Scognamiglio, who later transformed this design in various embroideries for his SS||2015 collection. Nicolas Ghesquière and his team might have liked it just as much and a similar leaf motif appeared as a print version yesterday at the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016 collection in Palm Springs [right]. Great job Francesco!