Friday, March 28, 2014
Two amazing Valentino gowns inspired by Delft porcelain worn by the beautiful Benedetta Barzini and Mirella Petteni and photographed by Henry Clarke for Vogue in 1968 [left] have been an great archive finding that Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli used for their FW 2013||14 collection [right].
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
When the design team of fast fashion retailer Zara decides to love a collection, they just really love it and they propose multiple pieces of it, ...like just happened to various garments of the Alexander Wang SS||2014 collection [all lefts] that have been included into the TRF under-label [all rights].
Monday, March 10, 2014
In 1952 Gordon Parks photographed for Life magazine some unusual Hermès garments with beautifully hand painted trompe l'oeil details [all lefts], which might have been an inspiration to the Band of Outsiders design team and their FW 2014||15 collection [all rights].
Thursday, March 6, 2014
It appears that luxury leather goods have become so precious and high-priced that it is more than reasonable to keep a protection on while carrying them around. This seems to be this seasons message of the Parisian high end labels whose major revenues are based on handbags. At Louis Vuitton Nicolas Ghesquière debuted a wonderful silver Épi 'Petite-Malle" in its removable canvas cover [left], while Karl Lagerfeld presented the classic Chanel 2.55 in a Supermarket-style packaged plastic [right].
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
While awaiting a new phenomenal collection of the Italian design duo Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino... the show is scheduled for March 4th during PFW... let's be happy about a delightful knock-off version of two beautiful Valentino dresses from SS||2013 [all lefts]. The most famous of the Inditex labels made the dresses in both color variations, like in original, and they are available right now in the stores for 49,95 Euro [all rights].