Saturday, March 31, 2012

INTO THE ARCHIVES... Cristòbal Balenciaga 1967 and Balenciaga SS//2012

Occasionally Balenciaga re-proposes in their contemporary collections, like for SS//2012 [right], this beautiful sculptured wedding gown headpiece from 1967 [left].

Saturday, March 24, 2012

INSPIRATION D&G SS//2012... H&M SS//2012

The D&G foulard collection for SS//2012 [above] has been a one of the major inspirations for H&M this summer [below].

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

INSPIRATION Donatella Versace... Lady Gaga

A picture of Donatella Versace with her brother Santo [left]... and Lady Gaga [right].

Sunday, March 18, 2012

INSPIRATION Gianni Versace FW1994//95... Roberto Cavalli SS//2012

One of the most iconic collections of Gianni Versace for FW1994//95 photographed by Richard Avedon and featuring dresses made from gold mesh material [above]... might have been a powerful inspiration source for Roberto Cavalli's SS//2012 collection and its advertising campaign shot by Steven Meisel [below].

Friday, March 16, 2012

INSPIRATION Jean Shrimpton 1966... iD MAGAZINE 2011

The top model of the sixties Jean Shrimpton photographed in 1966 by Irving Penn [left]... and a picture taken by Richard Bush featuring Abbey Lee Kershaw in the september issue 2011 of iD magazine [right].

Saturday, March 10, 2012

INSPIRATION Yayoi Kusama... Comme des Garçons FW2012//13

The amazing look and artwork of Japanese Yayoi Kusama [left] might have been a strong inspiration for the Comme des Garçons collection for FW2012//13 [right].

INTO THE SAME IDEA... Versus and Prada FW2012//13

'TOTAL WALLPAPER"... Read the full story on Grazia.IT, my weekly column for Italian Grazia magazine.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

INSPIRATION John French 1960... Versus FW2012//13

A beautiful picture, taken in 1960 by John French, showing a graphic pattern projection on model Nicole De La Marge [left]... and an outfit of the FW2012//13 collection of Versus designed by Christopher Kane [right].

Monday, March 5, 2012

INSPIRATION Vogue 1968... Harper's Bazaar 2009

The iconic model sixties Penelope Tree photographed by Richard Avedon for American Vogue in 1968 [left]... and a Peter Lindbergh picture of Giselle Bündchen in the April 2009 issue of Harper's Bazaar [right].

Saturday, March 3, 2012

INTO THE ARCHIVES...Zandra Rhodes 1970 and Zandra Rhodes FW2012//13

Natalie Wood photographed by Gianni Penati for the January issue of Vogue US in 1970, wearing a wonderful dress designed by Zandra Rhodes [left]... and an outfit from the Zandra Rhodes' retrospective fashion show, featuring her most iconic pieces from her labels rich archive, presented during PFW for FW2012//13 [right].

With this post I recommend the book:
Zandra Rhodes And The Art Of Textiles by Amy de la Hay

INTO THE SAME IDEA... MaryKatrantzou and Jonathan Saunders FW2012//13

ACID GREEN GRAPHICS... Read the full story on Grazia.IT, my weekly column for Italian Grazia magazine.

Friday, March 2, 2012

INSPIRATION Édouard Manet 1863... Pablo Picasso 1960

'Le déjeuner sur l'herbe" was painted in 1963 by French impressionist  Édouard Manet and is exposed at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris [left]… while Pablo Picasso's interpretation of this painting was created in 1960 [right]. Actually this painting of Manet inspired Picasso to a cycle of 27 paintings and 140 drawings between 1949 and 1962.

INSPIRATION Mary Katrantzou SS//2012... House of Holland FW2012//13

PATTERN BLOCKING... Mary Katrantzou presented this new fun trend for SS//2012 [left]... and it has been adapted also for FW2012//13 by House of Holland during the last LFW  [right].