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!

Friday, April 24, 2015

INSPIRATION Otto Dix 1926… Chanel FW 2015||16

The Chanel FW 2015||16 collection was Karl  Lagerfeld’s vision of France from a stranger who thinks France is not that bad. This vision included also to analyse the typical lunch- dinner- aperitif  setting of a Parisian: the brasserie. The Brasserie Gabrielle was the theme to the staging of the show at Chanel’s traditional location at the Grand Palais. On the runway appeared an unusual red tartan check  on a austere- futuristic styled model that resembled very much the Otto Dix painting of the journalist Sylvia von Harden, having an aperitif in a place that looks like a brasserie. I just love that painting and the fierce face expression of Sylvia, who like me and Karl Lagerfeld, was originally  from Hamburg.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

INTO THE ARCHIVES…. Rochas 1934 and Rochas FW 2015||16

For the maison's 90th birthday Alessandro dell’Acqua has decided to celebrate Marcel Rochas by resuscitating a heritage bird motive of black swallows [left] on a white sheer silk dress [right] for his latest FW2015||16 collection. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

INSPIRATION Christian Dior HC SS||2015... Versace FW 2015||16

This look from the last Christian Dior Haute Couture show [left] with its over knee patent leather boots was part of a reminder of the cheep hooker outfit Julia Roberts wore in 1990 in 'Pretty Woman" [click here]. Also Donatella Versace for FW 2015||16 thought this aesthetic is ready for a comeback [right]. Important is the use of the right nuance of the über sexy red of the patent leather.