Friday, June 29, 2012

INSPIRATION Vogue 1971... Louis Vuitton FW 2012//13

A wonderful outfit photographed by Barry Lategan in 1971 for Vogue UK [left]... might have been an inspiration for the FW 2012//13 collection of Louis Vuitton designed by Marc Jacobs [right].

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

INSPIRATION Elsa Schiaparelli 1937... Miuccia Prada SS||2011

I've just been to New York, where I had the pleasure to visit at the Metropolitan museum of art the exhibition Schiaparelli&Prada: Impossible Conversations, where the setting was created in a plain Into the Fashion-style... I just loved it.
Wallis Simpson in Elsa Schiaparelli, photographed by Cecil Beaton in 1937 for Vogue [left]...and a design from Prada's SS||2011 collection, photographed by David Sims [right].

With this post I recommend the book:
Schiaparelli&Prada: Impossible Conversations by Andrew Bolton and Harold Koda

Saturday, June 23, 2012

INSPIRATION Mary Quant 1963... Marni FW 2012//13

This wonderful raining coat ensable was created in 1963 by Mary Quant, out of PVC, that gives it the typical sixties wet-look [left]... and a PVC raining coat from Marni's FW 2012//12 collection [right].

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

INSPIRATION Pino Tovaglia 1970... Peter Saville 1979

The work 'senza titolo" by Italian graphic designer Pino Tovaglia, created in in 1970, and recently shown in Milan at the exhibition 'TDM5: grafica italiana" [left].... could have been an inspiration for Peter Saville's design work for the Joy Division album 'Unknown Pleasures", released in 1979 [right].

Monday, June 18, 2012

INSPIRATION F.C. Gundlach 1966... CACHAREL FW 2012//13

This picture taken by F.C. Gundlach in 1966 in Gizah for German magazine 'Brigitte" [left] could have been an inspiration for the Cacharel accessories in the FW 2012//13 show.

Monday, June 11, 2012

INSPIRATION David Bailey 1960... Miu Miu FW 2010//11

In 1960 David Bailey took this wonderful picture of model Maudie James [left]... that might have been an inspiration to Miuccia Prada's purple dress for the FW 2010/11 Miu Miu collection [right]. This is a great example how to get inspired by a mood without actually copying the design.

With this post I recommend the book:
Birth Of Cool: 1957-1969 by Martin Harrison

Friday, June 8, 2012

THE FINEST... re-post from 2010//Wednesday/September 1

I'm introducing today my new segment THE FINEST, wherein I'll republish some post from the past you've visited or liked the most. It is a little 'best of' segment, that has been re-interpreted through a delightful animation, created by my dear friend School Of Bad Ideas... Enjoy!

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David Bowie photographed by Geoff McCormack in 1973 might have inspired Riccardo Tisci to do this wonderful jacket in his last summer collection for SS||2010.

Friday, June 1, 2012

INTO THE ARCHIVES... Paco Rabanne 1966 and Paco Rabanne SS//2012

A wonderful picture, taken in 1966 by Gunnar Larsen, showing the amazing craftsmanship of Spanish designer Paco Rabanne [left]... and a detail shot of the SS//2012 collection, currently designed by Manish Arora for [right].

With this post I recommend the book:
Fashion Today by Colin McDowell