Monthly Archives: June 2012

Lucio Fontana

Lucio Fontana’s slashed canvases inspired the Emilio de la Morena Spring/Summer 2011 Collection.

Other Lucio Fontana-inspired collections : Alberto Marani Spring/Summer 2011 (in part), Grès Couture Spring/Summer 1976 (dresses with slices and slits), Jeremy Laing Spring/Summer 2009.

Moreover, in 1961, Bruna Bini unveiled some artists’ dresses, including one that was created by Lucio Fontana, and in 2005, Anne Valérie Hash confessed that Lucio Fontana was her main inspiration.

Photo : Courtesy of Emilio de la Morena



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Posted by on June 29, 2012 in Art


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Several outfits in the Balmain by Olivier Rousteing Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Show are inspired by the Russian churches.

Some Russia-influenced collections : Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2003-2004 (Russia through the Trans-Siberian Railway), Gucci by Frida Giannini Autumn/Winter 2008-2009, Hermès by Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 2005-2006, Jean-Louis Scherrer Couture Autumn/Winter 1980-1981, Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 1986-1987 (constructivist influence), Josephus Thimister Couture Spring/Summer 2010 (« Bloodshed and Opulence », based on Russian military uniforms), Kenzo by Antonio Marras Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (Russian constructivism), vanessabruno Autumn/Winter 2011-2012, Viktor & Rolf Autumn/Winter 1999-2000 (« Russian Doll »), Yohji Yamamoto Autumn/Winter 2000-2001 (North Russia), Zuhair Murad Couture Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (Russian Empire).

Photo : Monica Feudi /




Posted by on June 26, 2012 in Places


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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll’s « Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland » inspired the Kenzo by Antonio Marras Spring/Summer 2009 Show.

Some « Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland »-inspired collections : Cacharel by Clements Ribeiro Spring/Summer 2004, Christian Lacroix for La Redoute Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (the campaign for this collection, shot by Grégoire Alexandre, was influenced by « Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland »), Collette Dinnigan Spring/Summer 2010, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Autumn/Winter 2000-2001 (« Supranatural » ; moreover, for Christmas 2000, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac created « Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland »-themed windows for the Galeries Lafayette store, in Paris), Les Ginger Sisters Spring/Summer 2008 (« Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland » streetstyle version), Quentin Veron Autumn/Winter 2009-2010, Stella McCartney (capsule line, launched for Spring 2010), Tom Binns (jewelry line, launched for Spring 2010), Vera Wang Spring/Summer 2012, Versace Spring/Summer 2010 (influenced by Tim Burton’s « Alice in Wonderland »), Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2010.

Photo : Imaxtree



Posted by on June 25, 2012 in Uncategorized


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Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt influenced the metallic clothes of the Nicole Farhi Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Show.

Some Gustav Klimt-inspired collections : Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2007 Menswear (eveningwear), Aperlai Spring/Summer 2012 (accessories), Cathy Pill Spring/Summer 2010 (« Go With The Flow », with Gustav Klimt-inspired prints), Frey Wille (« Klimt » line, in the « Art Collections », available each season), Manish Arora Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (embellished dresses), MaxMara Autumn/Winter 2002-2003 (prints), Missoni Spring/Summer 2008, Pianurastudio Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (Vienna Secession, especially Gustav Klimt), Stephen Burrows Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (Gustav Klimt and Tiffany lamps), Versace Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 Menswear (printed silk shirts).

Photo : Alessandro Garafalo /



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Posted by on June 22, 2012 in Art


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The Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2008 Show was inspired in part by Harlequin.

Other collections with Harlequin : Eley Kishimoto Autumn/Winter 2008-2009, Erdem Spring/Summer 2011, Gareth Pugh Spring/Summer 2007, Gloria Carcangiu Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (« Arlequine Futuriste »), Marni by Consuelo Castiglioni Spring/Summer 2009, Moschino Spring/Summer 2009, Popy Moreni (in the 70s and 80s, Popy Moreni designed several Commedia dell’arte-inspired outfits), Schiaparelli 1939 (« Commedia dell’arte »), Viktor & Rolf Spring/Summer 2008, Vivienne Westwood Autumn/Winter 1989-1990, Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2012 (« Harlequin » tote).

Moreover, Moschino has just designed the « Harlequin » collection, featuring Harlequin-inspired furniture, made in collaboration with Altreforme.

Photo : Marcio Madeira





Posted by on June 19, 2012 in Uncategorized


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Peter Doherty

Peter Doherty was the muse of the Dior Homme by Hedi Slimane Spring/Summer 2006 Menswear Show.

Some Peter Doherty-inspired collections or Peter Doherty’s collaborations : Albion Trinketry Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (unisex jewelry, with Hannah Martin, sold exclusively at Joseph, in London), Anne Valérie Hash Couture Spring/Summer 2010 (Peter Doherty’s own military jacket was revisited), Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2006 Menswear (inspired by the Babyshambles), L.E.N.Y. 2009 (the English rocker designed a T-shirt, in aid of Al Gore’s Climate Project, for the 4th Limited Edition New York initiative), Peter Doherty X The Kooples Spring/Summer 2012 (unisex capsule line, in collaboration with Peter Doherty, based in part on the character he plays in Sylvie Verheyde’s « Confession of a Child of the Century »), Yatt Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (T-shirt with Peter Doherty’s portrait and the slogan « F*ck Forever »).

Moreover, Peter Doherty (shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott) was the face of the Roberto Cavalli Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 Menswear ad campaign.

Photo : Marcio Madeira



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Posted by on June 18, 2012 in Music


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Keith Haring

Keith Haring is one of the graffiti artists from the 80s that were honored in the Louise Gray Spring/Summer 2010 Collection (« Oh no Babe »).

Some Keith Haring-inspired collections or Keith Haring’s collaborations : Albino Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (Keith Haring’s New York), Comme des Garçons X Keith Haring Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (capsule line of printed sweaters and T-shirts, with the Keith Haring Foundation, launched in November 2011), Hervé Léger by Max Azria Resort 2012 (prints), Holly Fulton Autumn/Winter 2009-2010, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (Keith Haring co-signed a « painting dress », in the early 80s, and designed, in 1990, the invitation card for the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Autumn/Winter 1990-1991 Show), Nicholas Kirkwood Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (12 shoes, with the Keith Haring Foundation, launched in February 2011), Stephen Sprouse (« Day-Glo » outfits in the 80s, with Keith Haring), Tommy Hilfiger (capsule footwear, for Spring/Summer 2010, with the Keith Haring Foundation), Topshop Unique Spring/Summer 2012 (Keith Haring-style hieroglyphic prints), Vivienne Westwood Autumn/Winter 1983-1984 (« Witches » ; moreover, Keith Haring created the invitation card for this World’s End collection).

Photo : Courtesy of Louise Gray



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Posted by on June 15, 2012 in Art


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Martha Graham

Martha Graham’s rigor inspired the Marni by Consuelo Castiglioni Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Collection.

Other Martha Graham-inspired collections : Behnaz Sarafpour Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (one lamé outfit), Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2010 (Martha Graham-influenced ballerina chignons by Guido Palau), Missoni Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the starting point of the video for this collection, directed by Mel Bles, was in part Martha Graham), Richard Chai Love Spring/Summer 2011 (especially the palazzo trousers and the long skirts).

Moreover, Martha Graham’s ballets were a huge inspiration for Rifat Ozbek, in the 80s.

Photo : Yannis Vlamos /




Posted by on June 12, 2012 in Dance


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Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse’s « Bouquet » paintings inspired the tropical prints of the Versace Resort 2012 Collection.

Other Henri Matisse-inspired collections : Basso & Brooke Autumn/Winter 2012-2013, Etro Spring/Summer 2006, Roland Mouret Spring/Summer 2012 (inspired in part by the women close to Henri Matisse), 3.1 Phillip Lim Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Menswear, Vera Wang Resort 2006, Vera Wang Spring/Summer 2006 (inspired by the way Henri Matisse’s models dressed), Yves Saint Laurent Couture Autumn/Winter 1981-1982, Yves Saint Laurent Couture Spring/Summer 1992 (« Une Renaissance », based on Henri Matisse’s colors in Morocco).

Photo : Courtesy of Versace




Posted by on June 11, 2012 in Art


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Tomatoes inspired earrings and prints in the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2012 Show.

Other collections with tomatoes : Karen Walker Spring/Summer 2007 (looks 6 and 13 : vests with embroidered « tomato » eyes for a « vegetable » face), Moschino Cheap and Chic Spring/Summer 2006 (tomato-printed dress), Moschino Cheap and Chic Spring/Summer 2012 (look 19 : raincoat with a « tomato » button).

Moreover, a picture of a « Kelly » bag made with tomatoes is on display on the Hermès interactive site (Les Ailes d’Hermès), the Il Gioiello® Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 ad campaign unveiled hands, covered with rings, holding tomatoes, and Jean Paul Gaultier gave his favorite recipe, « Stuffed tomatoes », in French « ELLE » (Number 3202, May 14th, 2007).

Photo : Alessandro Viero /




Posted by on June 8, 2012 in Food


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