Monday, May 28, 2012

INSPIRATION Balenciaga FW 2006//7... Moschino FW 2012//13

A wonderful cape from the FW 2006//7 collection of Balenciaga [left], that has been inspired by an even more beautiful original design of Cristòbal Balenciaga from 1963. This cape, than again, has been also an inspiration to Moschino's latest collection for FW 2012//13 [right].

Sunday, May 27, 2012

INSPIRATION Isabel Marant FW 2012//13... Mango SS//2012

Not only Mango has got inspired by the FW2012//13 Isabel Marant collection and this look [left], they have also decided to advertise it choosing the same model that was wearing it in the show [ right, Anna Selezneva]. And another thing... the Mango version has made it  quicker into the stores than its original... Is this the sad future of RTW?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

INSPIRATION Mary Katrantzou SS//2012... Zara SS//2012

The expressive prints of Mary Katrantzou [left] are right now an inspiration for everyone... for sure for Zara [right], who has developed several garments of their SS//2012 collection based on them.

Monday, May 21, 2012

INSPIRATION Missoni... Carven SS//2012

I really do like the designs Guillaume Henry usually creates for the French fashion label Carven. But what's the necessity to do an 'interpretation"/ knock-off of the classic and extremely recognizable Missoni chevron pattern [left] that has been used in the SS//2012 collection of Carven [right]?! ...In this case I'd like to quote Madonna: 'Italians do it better".

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

INSPIRATION VOGUE UK 1967... Marni FW 2012//13

A photoshoot for Vogue UK by David Montgomery featuring a wonderful dress with a macro-flower print [left]... and an outfit from the FW 2012//13 collection of Marni [right].

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

INSPIRATION Alfred Hitchcock 1959... Vogue UK 1967

The movie 'North by Northwest" directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1959, starring a wonderful Cary Grant [left]... has been a strong inspiration for a Helmut Newton photoshoot for Vogue UK featuring model Willy Van Rooy [right].

Friday, May 4, 2012

INSPIRATION F.C. Gundlach 1962... The Sartorialist 2011

A long time before blogging was invented, German photographer F.C. Gundlach created this photo shoot on the street with model Judy Dent  in 1962 [left]... and one of the typical pictures taken by street-fashion-blogger legend Scott Schuman, better known as 'The Sartorialist ", of a girl with a bicycle [right].

With this post I recommend the books:
Das Fotografische Werk by F.C. Gundlach
The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman