Tuesday, April 30, 2013

INSPIRATION Céline FW 2010||11 AD campaign... &Other Stories SS||2013 catalogue

Since Ari Seth Cohen with his blog Advancedstyle.com has raised the awareness on how much beauty and style relies within the way to dress of older people, many fashion brands have decided to advertise their products on stylish elder women and men. Céline in their AD campaign for FW 2010||11 were one of the first to use the wonderful Gitte Lee [left], and now &Other Stories followed with a beautiful shoot for their launch catalog [right]. Gitte Lee is a Danish actress who is married to the wonderful Christopher Lee.

Monday, April 29, 2013

INTO THE FASHION featured in FLAIR Austria May issue

Sunday, April 28, 2013

INSPIRATION Rudi Gernreich 1971… Agent Provocateur SS||2013

This wonderful cut-out swimsuit created by Austrian-born American fashion designer Rudi Gernreich in 1971 and photographed by William Claxton on sixties super-model Peggy Moffit [left]… might have been more than just an inspiration for the 'Mazzy" bathing suit by Agent Provocateur for SS||2013 [right]. Even if it is meant  as a homage, still,  in my opinion an homage is somehow copying in a more polite way.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

INSPIRATION Roy Lichtenstein 'WHAAM' 1963...Tom Ford FW 2013||14

One of the most famous paintings of American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, 'WHAAM' from 1963 [left], might have been one of the inspirations to Tom Ford's very strong and eclectic collection for FW 2013||14 and in particular for this extremely cool black evening dress [right].

Sunday, April 21, 2013

INSPIRATION Pierre Cardin 1987… Alexander McQueen SS|| 2013

A wonderful hat created by Italian-born French fashion designer Pierre Cardin, worn by super-model Stephanie Seymour for an Elle France editorial photographed by Marc Hispard [left], might have been the inspiration for the Alexander McQueen SS||2013 headpieces [right].

Friday, April 19, 2013

INSPIRATION Jil Sander SS|| 2009... H&M CONSCIOUS collection SS|| 2013

The wonderful fringed collection designed by Raf Simons for Jil Sander SS||2009, and especially this one dress [left], might have been an inspiration for this fringe evening dress of H&M's exclusive 'CONSCIOUS' collection [right] which is right now in the stores for 149,00 Euro.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

INSPIRATION Azzedine Alaïa 1983… Balmain FW 2013||14

A typical outfit from the eighties by designer Azzedine Alaïa photographed by Terence Donovan for Vogue UK in 1983 [left] might have been an inspiration for the cool leather jackets proposed in Balmain's FW 2013||14 collection [right]. The eighties seem to be the decade Balmain's young designer Olivier Rousteing digs the most, since his inspiration continuous to come from that time frame: already his collection for SS||2013 recalled the wide shouldered silhouettes and the way of styling.

Friday, April 12, 2013

INSPIRATION Helmut Lang 1989... Reinaldo Lourenço SS||2012

Reinaldo Lourenço is a Brazilian designer who has shown during São Paolo fashion week for SS||2012  a collection called 'Diamonds and Dogs" as a tribute to Elisabeth Taylor [right] with evening gowns that seemed to be more a tribute to a work by Helmut Lang [left] and this cute cat bustier bodysuit, photographed by William Claxton for Vogue Paris in 1989.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

INTO THE SAME IDEA... Byblos and Gabriele Colangelo FW 2013||14

These looks reppresent two important trends for next winter: oversized round shoulders and degradé trimmings, proposed by the Italian labels Byblos [left] and Gabriele Colangelo [right].

Monday, April 8, 2013

INTO THE SAME IDEA... Lanvin and Marc Jacobs FW 2013||14

Fur is a huge thing for the next Winter season, like the glamourous fur boa scarfs worn exclusively over sleek metallic-silk evening attires proposed by both, Lanvin [left] and Marc Jacobs [right], for FW 2013||14.

Friday, April 5, 2013

INSPIRATION Versace FW 1987||88... Lanvin SS||2013

The eighties one-shoulder evening gowns, strongly recalling the looks of Joan Collins as fabulous drama queen Alexis Colby in 'Dynasty", thanks to Alber Elbaz for Lanvin are back as a trend for SS||2013 [right]. In this picture by Hans Feurer for the Vogue UK September issue of 1987 [left] we see beautiful Yasmin Le Bon, wife of Duran Duran lead singer Simon Le Bon, wearing a Gianni Versace creation.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

INSPIRATION Issey Miyake FW 1983||84... David Koma FW 2013||14

Although David Koma's reference for his FW 2013||14 collection was the memory of old vinyl records [right], there might have been also this picture on the season's mood board pannel: model Larissa wearing an Issey Miyake outfit from his FW 1983||84 'Bodyworks' collection, photographed by Marcus Leatherdale [left].

Monday, April 1, 2013

INSPIRATION Balenciaga FW 2012||13... Ground Zero FW 2013||14

One of last winter season's biggest street trend was this one item: the FW 2012||13 Balenciaga galaxy neoprene sweater [left], which has been spotted on kind of every IT girl during the fashion weeks. That might have been a good reason for  Ground Zero not to copy it just yet for FW 2013||14 in their space cadets collection [right].