Saturday, October 17, 2015

INSPIRATION Francesco Scognamiglio SS|| 2015… Balmain SS||2016

For some time now I'm noticing some resemblance between the collections of these two designers. Just that Francesco Scognamiglio is always some seasons ahead with his designs. Once again [click here] I have found a very strong similarity between the designs of Scognamiglio [left] and the ones from Balmain [right]. Olivier Rousting must really like his body of work, but we all know ‘Italians do it better!’

Sunday, October 11, 2015

INSPIRATION 'The Birth' by Leigh Bowery... Rick Owens SS||2016

The performance 'The Birth' by legendary Leigh Bowery and his wife Nicola Bateman [left] might have been an inspiration to Rick Owens SS||2016 collection [right], a tribute to female strength. In his show women were carrying other women in a beautiful physical symbiosis that wanted to express selflessness, community and supportiveness. Very different from Leigh’s concept of parturition, but visually very similar.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

INTO THE ARCHIVES... Balenciaga SS||2006 and Balenciaga SS||2016

Well, this collection might be an exploration for Alexander Wang, but more likely into the archives and work of Nicoloas Ghesquière for Balenciaga [left]. From BoF by Tim Blanks:  ‘This could have been a lame duck collection for Alexander Wang, but that wasn’t the way he approached it at all. “Let’s do something people would expect least,” he told himself. Ruffles, lace, feathers, “things no one associates with me, things I’ve always wanted to venture into, like romanticism, sensuality, overt femininity,” an ebullient Wang declared after his Balenciaga send-off on Friday [right].'