Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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
Sunday, April 28, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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].