Friday, October 18, 2013

INTO THE ARCHIVES... Gianni Versace FW 1992||93 and Versace SS||2014

The FW 1992||93 collection of Gianni Versace, advertisement photographed by Irving Penn featuring Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Helena Christensen [left], looks much alike to the one Donatella Versace just presented during MFW for SS||2014 [right].

Monday, October 14, 2013

INSPIRATION Tufi Duek SS||2014... Givenchy SS||2014

Tufi Duek is a famous Brazilian designer who has showed earlier this year, during the Sao Paulo Fashion Week in March, this colorfully embroidered plissé skirt [left]... that might have somehow ended up on Riccardo Tisci's inspiration board in his Givenchy design office, and led to create the same paillettes embroidered stripes on this evening gown [right].

Saturday, October 12, 2013

INSPIRATION Bauhaus ballet costumes from 1921… David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust jumpsuit 1973

An amazing optical costume from the "Tradisches Balett' performance in the 20ties [left] has some similarities with David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust jumpsuit from 1973, designed by Kansai Yamamoto [right], exhibited just this year at the Victoria&Albert museum in London. The "Triadisches Ballett' is a ballet developed by Bauhaus artist and choreographer Oskar Schlemmer, who saw ballet and pantomime free from their historical baggage of theatre and opera and thus able to present his ideas of choreographed geometry, man as dancer, transformed by costume, moving in space. The ballet became the most widely performed avant-garde artistic dance and while Schlemmer was at the Bauhaus from 1921 to 1929, the ballet toured, helping to spread the ethos of the Bauhaus. The idea of the ballet was based on the principle of the trinity. It has 3 acts, 3 participants [2 male, 1 female], 12 dances and 18 costumes. Each act had a different color and mood.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

INSPIRATION Missoni FW 2013||14... Fendi SS||2014

The wonderful geometric intermix of transparency and plain material of Missoni's FW2013||14 collection [left] can be seen as a quiet literal inspiration for this Fendi SS||2014 outfit [right].

Monday, October 7, 2013

INSPIRATION Carla Bruni 1994... Anna Dello Russo 2013

This outfit worn in an editorial by super-model Carla Bruni in 1994 and photographed by Arthur Elgort [left]... might have been an inspiration to creation of the pre-Fall 2013 collection of Céline, that has been noticed on style icon Anna Dello Russo just last week in Paris, captured in this picture by Tommy Ton for [left].

Sunday, October 6, 2013

INTO THE ARCHIVES… Moschino's FW 1988||89 and Moschino SS||2014

There was no better way of celebrating a thirtieth anniversary of a label that still bears Moschino's name nearly two decades after his death than to make revive some of his most amazing designs during the festive SS||2014 fashion show. The invitation of the event recalled a print on a shirt from SS||1994 [left above], while on the catwalk were shown several creations of Franco Moschino, like the teddy bear coat from FW|| 1988||89 [right below].

Saturday, October 5, 2013

INSPIRATION Haider Ackermann SS||2011... Givenchy SS||2014

Riccardo Tisci's Givenchy collection for SS||2014 was a clash of different cultures elaborated with a tailored Haute Couture approach in this beautifully eccentric yet hyper-elegant outfit [right]. We might be able to recognize in this interpretation the same concepts Haider Ackermann is using since his beginnings and which constitutes his signature look, for example in this amazing outfit from his SS||2011 collection [left].