Tuesday, March 17, 2015

INTO THE SAME IDEA… Dries van Noten and Marc Jacobs FW 2015||16

The Victorian vibe of  this years most stylish tv series ‘The Knick”  might not only left an impression on Thom Browne for FW 2015||16 [see previous post]. The wonderfully dark deluxe bohemia mood has been seen also on other catwalks such as Dries van Noten [left] and Mark Jacobs [right], who exhibited beautiful Victorian redingote coats with an ideal hourglass silhouette worn over floor-scraping skirts. It did not take much for Marc Jacobs to come back to this time period since the 1980ties have been also an inspiration for his SS||2014 collection.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

INSPIRATION ‘The Knick”… Thom Browne FW 2015||16

Nobody creates deviant and disturbing ideas like Thom Browne, making them theatrically and visually irresistible. The setting of his last show was a Victorian funeral, with models dressed in white lying down on stretchers, together with flawless guardian angels, while a group of very elegant ladies attended the funeral with an exquisite total black look [right]. The inspiration for this tableaux vivant he might have gotten from the tv series ‘The Knick”. The series, featuring Clive Owen and directed by Steven Soderbergh, illustrates the professional and personal life of surgeons and nurses of the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York around 1900 [left]. The location of the Knick OR looks just like the Thom Browne installation. 





Saturday, March 7, 2015

INSPIRATION Viktor&Rolf FW 2008||09… Moschino FW 2015||16

Jeremy Scott, for his own line and now as creative director of Moschino, draws many many many inspirations from the most various designs created previously by others [stay tuned for future posts]. One thing must be said thought… he really just gets inspired by the very best creators of fashion. This time for example he might have liked the 3D pop out statements of Viktor&Rolf’s ’No” collection for FW 2008||09, like the  ‘Dream On” one [left]... For Moschino this translates in a huge logo lettering detail on a bag [right].


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

INSPIRATION Sebastian Bieniek… Jacquemus FW 2015||16

The ‘Doubledface” series of German artist Sebastian Bieniek [left] has been going around on social networks for some time now, widely supported and made popular by his famous artist friend and fan Ai WeiWei. He also has collaborated in tonights runway show with the French fashion house Jacquemus [right]. Looking good!



Sunday, March 1, 2015

INSPIRATION Costume National SS||2015… Calvin Klein Collection FW 2015||16

The late sixties are in the air for some seasons now and its edgy aesthetic continues to be a fashion trend also for FW 2015||16. Francisco Costa’s Calvin Klein Collection [all rights] for instance proposed during NYFW a collection inspired by the cool vibe of Nico and ‘The Velvet Underground”. Some details, like the metal grommets for examples, might have been also inspired by the Costume National SS||2015 rock’n roll collection, designed by Ennio Capasa [all lefts].


Monday, February 23, 2015

INSPIRATION 'Pretty Woman" 1990... Christian Dior HC SS||2015

Could a cheep hooker dress ever be the inspiration for a Haute Couture collection? Well, yes. The super sexy Julia Roberts was wearing an explicit outfit, accessorised with over knee patent leather boots, while attending clients on Hollywood Boulevard [left] in the movie 'Pretty Women". A similar dress with similar boots was showcased at Christian Dior HC SS||2015 in January in Paris [right]. Oh là là!



Thursday, February 19, 2015

INSPIRATION No. 21 SS|| 2015… Proenza Schouler FW 2015||16

As a famous statement t-shirt says: ‘Italians do it better!”… they do it in advance to others too. The beautiful black leather bow mules created for SS|| 2015 by Alessandro Dell’Acqua for his label No.21 [left],  might have been more than an inspiration to a quiet similar felt version showcased by Proenza Schouler yesterday in New York [right]. Something of the original gorgeousness has got lost in the translation, but the stockings are beautiful.