Monthly Archives: April 2012

La Dolce Vita

The Moschino Cheap and Chic Resort 2012 Collection was inspired by the Rome of Federico Fellini’s « La Dolce Vita ».

Other « La Dolce Vita »-inspired collections or items : Fendi Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (« Classico » bag), Fendi Pre-Fall 2011, Giulietta (this brand, launched in February 2011 by Sofia Sizzi, takes its inspirations in the Italy of « La Dolce Vita »), Les Prairies de Paris (in May 2008, in celebration of the 61st Cannes Film Festival, Laetitia Ivanez designed one « La Dolce Vita »-inspired outfit), Persol (in May 2010, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of « La Dolce Vita », Persol launched 2 Persol Vintage sunglasses, referenced PO 2977S, for women, and PO 2978S, for men), Terry de Havilland Autumn/Winter 2005-2006, Vera Wang Resort 2011 (« Ma Dolce Vita »).

Moreover, the Salvatore Ferragamo Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 and Valentino Boutique Spring/Summer 1995 campaigns, shot respectively by Mario Testino and Arthur Elgort, were influenced by « La Dolce Vita ».

Photo : Courtesy of Moschino Cheap and Chic

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Posted by on April 28, 2012 in Cinema


Nobuyoshi Araki

Nobuyoshi Araki’s « Sensual Flowers » series inspired the floral prints of the Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2012 Show.

Other Nobuyoshi Araki-inspired collections : Alessandro Dell’Acqua Spring/Summer 2008, Costume National Spring/Summer 2012 (Nobuyoshi Araki’s florals were tacked on Ennio Capasa’s inspiration board), Ha SangBeg Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (influenced in part by Nobuyoshi Araki’s « Kinbaku »), Narciso Rodriguez Spring/Summer 2009, Sergio Rossi by Francesco Russo Spring/Summer 2012.

Moreover, in 1997, Nobuyoshi Araki collaborated on a dress (printed « Nude » and « Araki ») for the Pleats Please by Issey Miyake Collection, as part as the « Guest Artist » Series.

Photo : Monica Feudi /

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Posted by on April 25, 2012 in Art



Coca-Cola®’s logo inspired the « Enjoy God® » slogan in the Jeremy Scott Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Show.

Other collections with Coca-Cola®-inspired designs : Beyond Retro Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (T-shirt with Coca-Cola®’ slogan), JC/DC Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (5 bags and 5 T-shirts, in collaboration with Coca-Cola®, for its 125th birthday), Liu.Jo Spring/Summer 2011 (vest with « Coca-Cola Cherry® »’s logo), Uniqlo Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (designs by the winners of the contest for the 8th annual UT Grand Prix, in collaboration with Coca-Cola®).

Some designers who have dressed up the Coca-Cola® light bottle (Diet Coke® bottle) : Gianfranco Ferré (September 2010), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (« Coca-Cola® for Lovers », Valentine’s Day 2001), Jean Paul Gaultier (campaign « The Night & Day Serial Designer », April 2012), Karl Lagerfeld (Spring 2010 and Spring 2011), Kenzo Takada (« ENJOYlight & love », Valentine’s Day 2005), Manolo Blahnik (Spring 2009), Nathalie Rykiel (January 2009), Roberto Cavalli (Autumn 2008), Versace (among 7 other designers, for Coca-Cola® Italia’s « Tribute to Fashion », in September 2009 at the Milan Fashion Week), Zac Posen (Autumn 2008).

Photo : Alessandro Garofalo /

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Posted by on April 21, 2012 in Food


Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright inspired the shapes of the Rick Owens Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Show.

Other Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired collections : Gianfranco Ferré by Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi Autumn/Winter 2011-2012, Ruffian Spring/Summer 2007 (prints inspired by the « Fallingwater » house), TSE Resort 2012.

Moreover, the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust sells accessories and jewelry that are influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs on

Photo : Yannis Vlamos /

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Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Architecture


Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst’s « Butterfly Paintings » inspired the prints of the Peter Pilotto Spring/Summer 2009 Show.

Some Damien Hirst-inspired collections or Damien Hirst’s collaborations : Converse Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (« Chuck Taylor All*Star » sneakers, in collaboration with Damien Hirst, with a butterfly motif inspired by his « All You Need Is Love » work, sold at Colette, in aid of RED), Cynthia Rowley (dress, in collaboration with the artist Olaf Breuning, with a printed nude with colored spots, sold at Colette, to celebrate the exhibitions « The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011 : Gagosian galleries, 12 January-18 February 2012 »), Gas Bijoux Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (« Skull » bracelet, in collaboration with Damien Hirst, in celebration of the exhibition « Damien Hirst : For the Love of God : Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1 November-15 December 2008 »), Jonathan Saunders Spring/Summer 2010 (one of the references was a Damien Hirst image), Levi’s® X Damien Hirst Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (in collaboration with Damien Hirst).

Photo : Marcio Madeira

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Posted by on April 14, 2012 in Art



The Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Pre-Fall 2011 Show (« Paris-Byzance ») was an homage to Turkey’s past, especially Byzantium and the Empress Theodora.

Other Turkey-influenced collections : Anna Sui Spring/Summer 2007 (embroideries), Bora Aksu Spring/Summer 2011 (Istanbul), Charlotte Simpson Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (Istanbul’s architecture, art and ceramics), Dice Kayek Couture Spring/Summer 2010 (Black Label Collection inspired by Istanbul and Constantinople), Dries Van Noten Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (inspired by the Topkapi Palace, in Istanbul), Etro Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (Byzantium and the Ottoman Empire), Hussein Chalayan Autumn/Winter 2002-2003 (ethnic costumes from Eastern Turkey), Jenni Kayne Spring/Summer 2008 (Ikat prints).

Photo : Courtesy of Chanel

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Posted by on April 11, 2012 in Places


Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo’s 3 obsessions (the human skeleton, religion and sensuality) were the inspirations of the Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Couture Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 Collection.

Other Frida Kahlo-inspired collections : Clements Ribeiro Autumn/Winter 2005-2006, Eduardo Garza Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (jewelry collection inspired by Frida Kahlo’s style), Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Resort 2011 (based on Frida Kahlo’s animal-filled paintings), Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 1998 (« Hommage à Frida Kahlo »), Katy Rodriguez Spring/Summer 2009 (hairstyle), Kenzo by Antonio Marras Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (influenced by female painters living in Mexico, especially Frida Kahlo), Katy Rodriguez Spring/Summer 2009 (hairstyle), Kris Van Assche Spring/Summer 2008 (hairstyle and makeup), Moschino Spring/Summer 2012, Valentino by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli Spring/Summer 2012.

Photo : Courtesy of Givenchy

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Posted by on April 9, 2012 in Art



Pasta (farfalle) inspired earrings in the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2012 Show.

Another collection with pasta : Moschino Cheap and Chic Spring/Summer 2006 (noodles-shaped tiaras and pasta-print dresses).

Photo : Yannis Vlamos /

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Posted by on April 7, 2012 in Food


Charlotte Perriand

The platform heels of the Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière Pre-Fall 2010 Collection were inspired by Charlotte Perriand.

Some Charlotte Perriand-inspired collections : Jérôme Dreyfuss Spring/Summer 2010 (line of bags), Jonathan Saunders Pre-Fall 2012, Jonathan Saunders Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Menswear (textures inspired by Charlotte Perriand), Louis Vuitton by Julie de Libran Pre-Fall 2012, Louis Vuitton by Lorenz Bäumer Spring/Summer 2012 (jewelry).

Photo : Courtesy of Balenciaga.

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Posted by on April 4, 2012 in Design