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Balmain Resort 15

The Balmain by Olivier Rousteing Resort 2015 Collection, whose palette is based on David Hockney’s paintings of Los Angeles, is partly inspired by New Mexico’s Navajo blankets.

Other New Mexico-influenced collections : Felicity Brown Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (this collection made reference to Zuñi masks), Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2006 (in part), Tom Ford Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 (specifically Santa Fe, New Mexico).

To read about other David Hockney-inspired collections, search for the « David Hockney » post that I have published on June 1, 2012.

Photo : Courtesy of Balmain

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2014 in Places

 

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Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

Julien Fournié Couture AW1415 Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

Maria Casarès’s sharply graceful style in Robert Bresson’s « Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne / The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne » has influenced the Julien Fournié Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Collection, titled « First Impulse / Première Pulsion ».

Furthermore, the legend of the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2006 ad campaign was « Jean Paul Gaultier et ses Dames du Bois de Boulogne / Jean Paul Gaultier and his Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne ».

Photo : MarieClaire.fr

 

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2014 in Cinema

 

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Gummi candy

Moschino AW1415 Gummi candy

Gummi candy packagings have inspired gowns in the Moschino by Jeremy Scott Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Collection.

Photo : Davide Maestri

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2014 in Food

 

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Enki Bilal

Chanel Couture AW1314

The futuristic backdrop of the Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Couture Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show was inspired by Enki Bilal’s comics.

Photo : VOGUE.com

 

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2014 in Comics

 

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Paul Verlaine

Franck Sorbier Couture AW1415

The Franck Sorbier Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show paid homage to poets such as Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud.

To read about other Arthur Rimbaud-inspired collections, search for the « Arthur Rimbaud » post that I have published on March 5, 2013.

Photo : MarieClaire.fr

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Paname

JPG Couture AW1011

This jet-embroidered silk velvet and satin « Less than Zero / Moins que zéro » skeleton corset, was worn by Dita Von Teese in the Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 Show, titled « The Parisians / Les Parisiennes », which was a tribute to Paname (Paris’ nickname).

Other Paname–inspired collections : Bally by Graeme Fidler and Michael Herz Spring/Summer 2011 (« The Parisian / La Parisienne » collection), Celine Spring/Summer 2003 (« Macadam » seasonal line), Celine Spring/Summer 2004 (« Macadam Sorbonne » seasonal line), Celine by Ivana Omazic Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (this show was more specifically based on Françoise Sagan’s 1977 novel, « The Unmade Bed / Le Lit défait »), Devernois by Franck Sorbier Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (this collection paid homage to Juliette Gréco’s Saint-Germain-des-Prés), Emanuel Ungaro by Giles Deacon Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the theme of this show was « Paris and its constant history of pleasure), Girls From Omsk Autumn/Winter 2010-2011, Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 1982-1983 (this show, titled « Paris Gaultier », was a tribute to existentialism in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, which referenced Juliette Gréco and Boris Vian), Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 1984-1985 (« Barbès »), Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 1998-1999 (dubbed « The Existentialists / Les Existentialistes », this collection honored the Saint-Germain-des-Prés muses, from Juliette Gréco to Annabel Buffet), Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Autumn/Winter 2000-2001 (titled « Paris and its muses / Paris et ses égéries », this show paid homage to iconic Parisians such as Arletty, Barbara, Juliette Gréco and Micheline Presle), Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2002 (« The Parigote / La Parigote »), Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2005 (« The Gypsy Parisians / Les Parisiennes gitanes »), Jean Paul Gaultier X Pataugas Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (Paris was one of the themes of this capsule collection), John Galliano Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (this show was an homage to the ’20s Parisians), Kenzo by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim Resort 2015 (this collection was about the 2 designers « embracing their outsider status in Paris »), Les Tentativas by Anthony Tentativa Autumn/Winter 2010-2011, Monica Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (several pieces featured tales which were influenced by Parisians from the ’40s).

To read about other Paris-influenced collections, search for the « Paris » post that I have published on March 1, 2013.

Photo : Courtesy of Jean Paul Gaultier

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2014 in Places

 

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Water

On Aura Tout Vu Couture AW1415

Water was the main theme of the On Aura Tout Vu Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show, titled « H2O ».

Another water-influenced collection : Dion Lee Resort 2014 (water was the main inspiration of this presentation).

Photo : MarieClaire.fr

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2014 in Food

 

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