Monday, May 20, 2013
The 'Wild At Heart" editorial for Vogue US featuring super model Helena Christensen [other than Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Karen Mulder, Tatjana Patitz, and Stephanie Seymour], photographed by Peter Lindbergh in 1991 [left] ... might have inspired Dean and Dan Caten to create some similar looks for their DSquared SS||2013 collection [right].
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Who could be a better inspiration to Karl Lagerfeld for his Chanel collection than Mademoiselle Gabrielle Chanel herself... photographed in 1912 on the beach of Etretat in the Normandy wearing a comfortable pale colored ensamble [left]. This casual summer outfit actually might have been on Karl's inspiration board for the Resort SS||2014 collection [right], look at the details like the collar, the fabric flower on the belt and the hemline.
Monday, May 13, 2013
The beautiful colors and graphic layout of Givenchy's SS||2013 Antigona Architect Satchel bag [left], might have been an inspiration to a clutch version proposed for a lower budged range by &Other Stories [right], and available in the stores right now for 75,00 Euro.
Friday, May 10, 2013
The president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and successful fashion designer Diana von Fürstenberg, known for her iconic signature wrap-dress created in the seventies [left], has launched a gorgeous little collection for Gap kids, which is her second collaboration with the American label. The limited edition 'explorers collection' re-imagines the designer's signature bright colors and patterns, taking its inspiration from bold African safari prints applied to items like miniature trapeze dresses, skinny jeans, colorful espadrilles and wrap dresses [right].
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The beautiful FW 2012||13 Natalia kidskin bag by Tom Ford with a very particular and oversized metal hard wear closure [left]… might have been more than just an inspiration to the much cheeper and simplified version by H&M [right], available now in the stores for 19,95 Euro.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
American poet, filmmaker and artist Charles Henri Ford, in this picture from 1937 by Cecil Beaton for Vogue [left]́, is wearing a weird glove costume designed by Salvador Dalí. Maybe this image has been an inspiration to Belgian fashion designer Martin Margiela while creating this wonderful glove patchwork top for his SS||2001 collection [right].
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The designer Hedi Slimane has an amazing taste in any kind of aesthetic choices he is making as creative director for Saint Laurent. The logo on the Saint Lurent bags [right] unfortunately recalls a little bit too much the one of the successful label Céline, designed by Phoebe Philo [left].
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Since Ari Seth Cohen with his blog Advancedstyle.com has raised the awareness on how much beauty and style relies within the way to dress of older people, many fashion brands have decided to advertise their products on stylish elder women and men. Céline in their AD campaign for FW 2010||11 were one of the first to use the wonderful Gitte Lee [left], and now &Other Stories followed with a beautiful shoot for their launch catalog [right]. Gitte Lee is a Danish actress who is married to the wonderful Christopher Lee.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
This wonderful cut-out swimsuit created by Austrian-born American fashion designer Rudi Gernreich in 1971 and photographed by William Claxton on sixties super-model Peggy Moffit [left]… might have been more than just an inspiration for the 'Mazzy" bathing suit by Agent Provocateur for SS||2013 [right]. Even if it is meant as a homage, still, in my opinion an homage is somehow copying in a more polite way.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
One of the most famous paintings of American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, 'WHAAM' from 1963 [left], might have been one of the inspirations to Tom Ford's very strong and eclectic collection for FW 2013||14 and in particular for this extremely cool black evening dress [right].
Sunday, April 21, 2013
A wonderful hat created by Italian-born French fashion designer Pierre Cardin, worn by super-model Stephanie Seymour for an Elle France editorial photographed by Marc Hispard [left], might have been the inspiration for the Alexander McQueen SS||2013 headpieces [right].
Friday, April 19, 2013
The wonderful fringed collection designed by Raf Simons for Jil Sander SS||2009, and especially this one dress [left], might have been an inspiration for this fringe evening dress of H&M's exclusive 'CONSCIOUS' collection [right] which is right now in the stores for 149,00 Euro.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A typical outfit from the eighties by designer Azzedine Alaïa photographed by Terence Donovan for Vogue UK in 1983 [left] might have been an inspiration for the cool leather jackets proposed in Balmain's FW 2013||14 collection [right]. The eighties seem to be the decade Balmain's young designer Olivier Rousteing digs the most, since his inspiration continuous to come from that time frame: already his collection for SS||2013 recalled the wide shouldered silhouettes and the way of styling.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Reinaldo Lourenço is a Brazilian designer who has shown during São Paolo fashion week for SS||2012 a collection called 'Diamonds and Dogs" as a tribute to Elisabeth Taylor [right] with evening gowns that seemed to be more a tribute to a work by Helmut Lang [left] and this cute cat bustier bodysuit, photographed by William Claxton for Vogue Paris in 1989.