Friday, September 30, 2011

INSPIRATION Diane von Furstenberg 1975... Diane von Furstenberg SS//2012

The model Cheryl Tiegs photographed in 1975 wearing a beautiful wrapped pantsuit, with one of Diane's signature prints [left]... and an outfit from Diane von Furstenberg's next summer collection [right].

With this post I recommend the book:
American Fashion by Charlie Scheips

Friday, September 23, 2011

INTO THE FASHION ❤ Grazia.IT

Please welcome Grazia.IT, a brand new online magazine that has been launched during Milan fashion week. Especially or this occasion Grazia.IT is featuring  several international bloggers, like me, in a wonderful COLLECTIVE DIARY......Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

INSPIRATION ARNOLD SCAASI 1967... Jaeger London SS//2012

Arnold Scaasi was known for his craftsmanship and his boldly-patterned fabrics like we see here in this picture by Gianni Penati [left]. He was also known for his client list that included Joan Crawford, Lauren Bacall, Elizabeth Taylor and Catherine Deneuve.
A similar pattern was proposed earlier this week by Jaeger London for the next SS//2012 [right]. 

With this post I recommend the book:
American Fashion by Charlie Schelps

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

INSPIRATION Mila Schön 1972... MILA SCHöN SS//2012

This advertisement of Mila Schön appeares in an issue of Vogue in 1972 [left]... an outfit of the label for SS//2012, now designed by Bianca Maria Gervasio, [right].

With this post I recommend the book:

Monday, September 19, 2011

INSPIRATION Andy Warhol 1964... Diane von Fürstenberg SS//2012

SS//2012 will be the season of prints...we can already tell  no, even if we only just half the way through the fashion weeks. Diane von Fürstenberg has elaborated lots of different patterns in her summer collection [right], but this particular one might have been inspired by the famous flower paintings series by Andy Warhol from 1964 [left].
Andy Warhol's Flowers were based on a color photograph of hibiscus blossoms taken by Patricia Caulfield which appeared in the June 1964 issue of Modern Photography magazine. When Caulfield saw Warhol's Flowers, she brought a lawsuit against the artist and was offered two sets of Flowers portfolios as payment for use of her work, but she declined the offer and a cash settlement was arranged.

With this post I recommend the books:
Andy Warhol Treasures by Geralyn Huxley
Diane Von Furstenberg: The Wrap by André Leon Telly



Friday, September 9, 2011

INSPIRATION Yayoi Kusama... David Koma FW 2011//12

Polka dots are a big trend for the upcoming winter season, but no collection reminds me so strongly of Yayoi Kusama's artwork [left] like the one of David Koma [right].

Yayoi Kusama is known for her intricately patterned pieces and in this picture we see a zoom of her famous Pumpkin sculpture series.
Born in 1929, Kusama is considered one of the greatest Japanese contemporary artists. Her work across a wide array of disciplines is characterised by an obsession with pattern and repetition, particularly evident in her signature "infinity nets" of polka dot patterning. [She has described herself as an “obsessive artist”.]
Kusama’s work is based in Conceptual art and shows some attributes of feminism, minimalism, surrealism, Art Brut, pop art, and abstract expressionism, and is infused with autobiographical, psychological, and sexual content. Kusama is also a published novelist and poet, and has created notable work in film and fashion design. On November 12, 2008 Christies New York sold a work by her for $5.1 million, a record for a living female artist.

With this post I recommend the book:
Yayoi Kusama (Contemporary Artists) by Laura J. Hoptman

Monday, September 5, 2011

INTO THE FASHION ❤ Saturnino EyeWear

My dear friend and sensational musician Saturnino Celani has just launched his first eyewear collection with this wonderful AD campaign in plain IntoTheFashion style... just love it!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

INSPIRATION YVES SAINT LAURENT 1971... Dolce&Gabbana 2011

This picture [left] photographed by Jeanloup Sieff caused a scandal in 1971: Yves Saint Laurent, known as timid and shy, posed like an apostel for his own men's perfume and made this nude foto advertising history. Dolce&Gabbana's new eyewear advertising [right] is a 1:1 replica version of the YSL inspiration picture.

With this post I recommend the book:
Yves Saint Laurent by Florence Muller and Farid Chenoune