Friday, March 22, 2013

INSPIRATION Louise Dahl Wolfe 1959... Jil Sander FW 2012||13

While observing the work of Raf Simons for Christian Dior evolving through the seasons, with its inspirational research mostly within the fifties [the decade while Monsieur Christian Dior himself was designing for the maison- more precisely between 1946 and 1957], let's do not forget that Raf started his fifties aesthetics research much earlier. All three last collections while being the creative director for Jil Sander have some kind of inspiration belonging to the fifties, and there was a rumor at that time that Raf Simons' final three collections were a sort of portfolio to apply for the job at Dior. In any case Raf Simons' ultimate collection for Jil Sander FW 2012||13 [right] appears to me as an hommage to the work of amazing fashion photographer Louise Dahl Wolfe and more precisely to this wonderful picture from 1959 [left] with its pink flower-fashion arrangement.