Friday, December 30, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

INSPIRATION Elvis Presley 1957... PRADA AD SS//2012

The new Prada menswear ad campaign for their fifties inspired collection, photographed by David Sims and featuring beautiful Michael Pitt [below],... show some similarities with an Elvis Presley backstage photo shoot during the movie 'Jailhouse Rock" in 1957 [above].

Sunday, December 25, 2011

INSPIRATION VOGUE UK 1965... Marni SS//2012

The fractographic 'chevron pattern' has always been an expression of modernism and modernist fashion:... like in this sixties outfit worn by model Patti Boyd and photographed by Brian Duffy for Vogue UK in 1965 [left], and in the latest collection of Marni for SS//2012 [right].

With this post I recommend the book:
Duffy: In His Own Words by Chris Duffy

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

INSPIRATION VOGUE PARIS JANUARY 1969...Vogue Paris January 2011

A photo shoot by Guy Bourdin for the January issue of Vogue Paris in 1969 [left]... and a contemporary version for the January 2011 issue of Vogue Paris by guest editor Tom Ford [right].

With this post I recommend the book:
In Between by Guy Bourdin

Saturday, December 10, 2011

INSPIRATION Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1868... Yuval Hen 2011

The painting 'Lady Lilith" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, showing his muse Fanny Cornforth [left]...and a picture of photographer Yuval Hen for Financial Times magazine 'How To Spend It" [right].

With this post I recommend the book:
Dante Gabriel Rossetti by Russel Ash

INTO THE SAME IDEA... Narciso Rodriguez and Ohne Titel SS//2012

ORANGE COLOR BLOCKING...Read the full story on Grazia.IT, my weekly column for Italian Grazia magazine.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

INSPIRATION Max Ernst 1940... Giles SS//2012

The painting of German surrealist Max Ernst 'Attirement of the Bride" from 1940 [left] might have been an inspiration for this outfit of Giles' fierce and savage collection for SS//2012 [right].

With this post I recommend the book:
Max Ernst: A Retrospective by Werner Spies and Sabine Rewald

Sunday, December 4, 2011

INSPIRATION Bruce Davidson 1966... PRADA FW2011//12

A wonderful picture of a mother and their daughters on East 100th Street in New York, wearing their best Sunday outfits for church, photographed by Bruce Davidson in 1966 [left]... and an outfit from Prada's FW 2011//12 collection [right].
A friend of Cartier-Bresson and New York photo-journalist Bruce Davidson, built an international reputation with black and white photographs which reveal effortless sensitivity to his subjects and their lives.

With this post I reccomend the book:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

INTO THE SAME IDEA... Bottega Veneta and Marni SS//2012

MODERNIST STYLE/ MODA MODERNISTA... Read the full story on Grazia.IT, my weekly column for Italian Grazia magazine.