Sunday, September 30, 2012

INSPIRATION Kazmir Malevič... Gabriele Colangelo SS||2013

One of my favoured new Italian talents Gabriele Colangelo presented for SS||2013 a wonderful color blocking collection [all rights] inspired by the geometrical poetry perceived from the paintings of avant-garde Suprematism artist Kazmir Malevič [all lefts].

Thursday, September 27, 2012

BOYS WILL BE GIRLS... Burberry Prorsum SS//2013

Sometimes, as you might have noticed, a look from the women's catwalk [right] recall their some month erlier showed men's collections of the same season [left]… as seen at Burberry Prorsum for SS//2013.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

INSPIRATION Harper's Bazaar 1965... Blumarine FW 2012//13

The 60ties are known for being the space age era, inspired by space traveling and the following moon landing. In 1965 Richard Avedon shoot this beautiful picture of model Jean Shrimpton dressed as an astronaut for Harper's Bazaar [left], a picture that might have inspired Blumarine for this outfit for FW 2012//13 [right].

Monday, September 24, 2012

INSPIRATION Victoria Beckham FW 2012//13... MANGO FW 2012//13

The beautiful military inspired Victoria Beckham collection for FW 2012//13 [left] has been inspiring for the fast fashion retailer Mango, featuring super-model Kate Moss in their look book [right].

Sunday, September 23, 2012

INSPIRATION André Courrèges... Moschino SS//2013

Sometimes it is not simple to establish where to draw the line between inspiration and a simple rip-off. This might be the case while examining the latest Moschino SS//2013 collection [all rights], inspired by the work of design colleagues from the 60ties, like André Courrèges for instance [all lefts].

André Courrèges is a French fashion designer, known for his ultra-modern designs. At the age of 25, after studying to be a civil engineer, he went to Paris to work at Geanne Lafaurie fashion design house and later also at Balenciaga. He launched the famous 'Space Age' collection with his label in 1964. The shapes of his clothes were geometric: squares, trapezoids, circles and triangles. The main features of his boxy, uncluttered look spread quickly throughout the fashion world, especially the miniskirt, which he introduced to France. [Both designers actually, Courrèges and the British Mary Quant, lay claim until today to the invention of the miniskirt.]

Friday, September 21, 2012

INSPIRATION 'TRON" 1982... Balenciaga FW 2012//13

The amazing and visionary visuals from the virtual-reality genre movie 'Tron", directed in 1982 by Steven Lisberger and produced by Disney [left], might have been an inspiration for Balenciaga's sweater prints for this winter [right].

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

BOYS WILL BE GIRLS... SS//2013 Tommy Hilfiger

Some may have noticed that a lot of looks on the women's catwalks [right] recall their previously shown men's collections [left]… as seen at Tommy Hilfiger. This opens to my new segment BOYS WILL BE GIRLS, that I'd like to introduce to you today. It is a segment I have started already last season, as you can see here, but than unfortunately non continued until today… so I hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

INTO THE ARCHIVES... Alexander Wang SS//2010 and Alexander Wang SS//2013

Alexander Wang proposes for SS//2013 [right] an evolved and beautiful new version of his bestseller American Football inspired dress from SS//2010 [left].

Thursday, September 13, 2012

THE FINEST... re-post from 2010//Thursday//November 18

THE FINEST... my latest segment, wherein I republish some post from the past you have 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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This Balenciaga top is just a wonderful piece of fashion [left]... was about time to see it again [right]. Thank you Tom!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

INSPIRATION Wallis Simpson 1937… Ralph Lauren ad FW 2012//13

Fashion icon and Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson, photographed by Cecil Beaton for Vogue in 1937 wearing a wonderful Elsa Schiaparelli ensemble [left]… and the new Ralph Lauren advertisement campaign photographed by Carter Bergen, featuring model Maud Welzen [right].

Thursday, September 6, 2012

INSPIRATION Tom Wesselmann 1967... Manish Arora FW 2012//13

The painting 'SMOKER number one mouth number12' from 1967, and the whole mouth and smoker series started in 1965 by pop art artist Tom Wesselmann [left]... might have been a strong inspiration for the prints of the FW 2012//13 collection of Indian designer Manish Arora [right].

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

INSPIRATION Prada Lettering Project... Jil Sander FW 2012/13

The Prada Lettering Project, that since a few years allows the customer to costomize some selected bags with their initials and which has become a Prada trademark by now [left] and Jil Sander's midcentury boarding school collection for pre-fall 2012//13 [right] are both inspired by the American Letterman Jackets, that are worn by college students from the 50ties until today.

Monday, September 3, 2012

INTO THE ARCHIVES... Coco Chanel 1932 and Chanel SS//2012

The Cométe collection by Chanel for SS//2012 [right] is inspired by one of Coco Chanel collections from 1932 [left]. It is said that it was the starry sky of a Parisian night that gave Gabrielle Chanel the inspiration for the “Comète” necklace: “I wanted to cover women with constellations! With stars! Stars of all sizes!” she later stated. Crafted from platinum, white gold and diamonds in the greatest tradition of French jewelry Cométe collection includes: bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings.