Monthly Archives: February 2013

Pieter Bruegel

Cédric Charlier AW1314The color green which is used on multicolored patterns in the Cédric Charlier Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show is based on Pieter Bruegel’s paintings.

Photo : Yannis Vlamos / InDigital / GoRunway




Posted by on February 28, 2013 in Art


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The Hunger

Alexis Mabille AW1314Tony Scott’s « The Hunger » influenced the Alexis Mabille Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show.

Other « The Hunger »-inspired collections : Emilio Pucci by Peter Dundas Pre-Fall 2012 (the moodboard of this collection featured images of David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve in « The Hunger » ; furthermore, « The Hunger » is Peter Dundas’ favorite film), Kai Kühne Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (this collection referenced Catherine Deneuve in « The Hunger »), Loewe by Stuart Vevers Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (Miriam Blaylock, Catherine Deneuve’s character in Tony Scott’s « The Hunger », was one of the influences of this collection).

Photo : Filippo Fior / InDigital / GoRunway




Posted by on February 28, 2013 in Cinema


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Grace Jones

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Grace Jones, who took to the catwalk and performed « I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango) », was the muse of the Philipp Plein Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show.

Some Grace Jones-inspired collections or items and Grace Jones’ collaborations : Catch a Fire (the outfits that Cedella Marley designed for the 2012 Olympics’ Jamaican team, in association with Puma, were inspired in part by Grace Jones), Deborah Pagani Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (gold and white diamond « Grace » earrings, inspired by Grace Jones), Etam Spring/Summer 2012 (Grace Jones performed on the catwalk during this presentation), Giorgio Armani Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (Grace Jones featured on the soundtrack of this « Garçonne » show), Hannah Marshall (in 2009, Hannah Marshall, whose creation studio was covered with Grace Jones’ portraits, said that the singer was a great inspiration for her designs), Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2013 (Grace Jones influenced the tuxedos of this show, which was choreographed by Blanca Li; some models in the background took poses inspired by Grace Jones’ « Island Life » cover album, photographed by Jean-Paul Goude ; Grace Jones, portrayed by Jeneil Williams, also appeared in the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2013 campaign, shot by Sebastian Kim), Narciso Rodriguez Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (a mix of Grace Jones’ « Inspiration » featured on the soundtrack of this show), Pinko by Mark Fast Spring/Summer 2011 (collection influenced by Grace Jones and Studio 54).

Moreover, Grace Jones’ style was highlighted in the December 2009-January 2010 issue of « Vogue Paris » (in the « Profil de Grace » shopping selection, photographed by Paola Kudacki and styled by Mélanie Huynh, from page 53 to page 58) ; Noisettes’ Shingai Shoniwa featured, dressed as Grace Jones, in the March 2011 issue of « British Harper’s Bazaar » (in the « Amazing Grace » fashion feature, shot by Txema Yeste, and styled by Nathalie Riddle, from page 272 to page 275) ; in the February 2013 issue of « British ELLE », Anne-Marie Curtis wrote that the Roland Mouret Spring/Summer 2013 Collection was « all power-woman. Think Grace Jones meets Melanie Griffith in Working Girl ».

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Posted by on February 26, 2013 in Music


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Peter Paul Rubens

Roberto Cavalli AW1314Peter Paul Rubens’ baroque style was one of the inspirations of the Roberto Cavalli Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show.

Another Peter Paul Rubens-influenced collection : Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (some prints were based on several painters, including Peter Paul Rubens).

Photo : Marcus Tondo / InDigital / GoRunway




Posted by on February 26, 2013 in Art


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Sicily’s Cathedral of Monreale was the starting point of the Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show.

Other Sicily-influenced collections : Dolce & Gabbana (various collections from the designers were inspired by Sicily, especially the Sicily of Luchino Visconti’s « The Leopard », for their Autumn/Winter 1988-1989 collection, Sicily’s tradition of white lace, for their Spring/Summer 2011 collection, and Sicily’s baroque religious traditions, for their Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 collection), Roksanda Ilincic Resort 2011 (partly).

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Posted by on February 25, 2013 in Places


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Kazimir Malevich

Catherine Malandrino AW1314Kazimir Malevich-style geometric shapes were showcased in the Catherine Malandrino Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Collection.

Other Kazimir Malevich-inspired collections : Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (Kazimir Malevich-influenced red wool coat, with a white « cross » motif, in his Autumn/Winter 1992-1993 collection), Martine Sitbon Spring/Summer 1998 (diapositives of Kazimir Malevich’s works were projected on dresses), Peter Pilotto Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (artists such as Kazimir Malevich inspired the prints of this show), Rue du Mail by Martine Sitbon Spring/Summer 2008 (some motifs were reminiscent of Kazimir Malevich), Roksanda Ilincic Resort 2013 (some prints were inspired by Kazimir Malevich’s paintings), Wunderkind Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (Kazimir Malevich’s rectangle and square paintings influenced prints), Yeohlee Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (Yeohlee Teng’s program notes mentioned Kazimir Malevich’s « Black Circle »).

Moreover, in 1923, Kazimir Malevich designed the project of a « suprematist » dress, and in 2012, Derek Lam told Katherine Bernard that his absolute favorite book was about Kazimir Malevich.

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Posted by on February 25, 2013 in Art


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Seven Years in Tibet

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Jean-Jacques Annaud’s « Seven Years in Tibet » meets Ridley Scott’s « Blade Runner » was one of the starting point of the Etro Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show.

To read about other « Blade Runner »-inspired collections, check out the « Blade Runner » post that I published on December 4, 2012.

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Posted by on February 22, 2013 in Cinema


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Great Britain

Moschino AW1314Great Britain is honored in the Moschino Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show, which features a soundtrack dedicated to Brit Pop bands such as Blur, Oasis and The Verve.

Other Great Britain-inspired collections : D&G by Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (based on Elizabeth II, as seen by Stephen Frears, in his « The Queen » film), Comme des Garçons Spring/Summer 2006 (« Lost Empire » collection), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Autumn/Winter 2006-2007, MaxMara Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (based on life in the British countryside), Vivienne Westwood Autumn/Winter 1987-1988 (« Harris Tweed » collection, influenced by fashion when Elizabeth II was adolescent).

Photo : Marcus Tondo / InDigitalteam / GoRunway





Posted by on February 22, 2013 in Places


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Just Cavalli AW1314Bhutan’s ancient traditions influenced prints in the Just Cavalli Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show.

Other Bhutan-inspired collections : Derek Lam Resort 2012, Louis Vuitton by Kim Jones Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Menswear, Proenza Schouler Autumn/Winter 2012-2013.

Photo : Yannis Vlamos / InDigital / GoRunway




Posted by on February 22, 2013 in Places


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Allen Jones

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Allen Jones’ erotic artworks inspired the Gucci by Frida Giannini Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show.

Other Allen Jones-influenced collections : Donna Karan Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (the hair of this collection, styled by Eugene Souleiman, which featured headbands, was an homage to the fetishistic mannequins of Allen Jones), Giles Spring/Summer 2013 (this collection was based on Allen Jones’ pop sculptures), Jonathan Saunders Spring/Summer 2011 (« Vogue » wrote that the makeup, by Lucia Pieroni for M.A.C, and the hairstyle, by Paul Hanlon for TIGI Hair, of this show gave a look that was « 1940s prom queen – turned – Allen Jones sculpture »), Jonathan Saunders Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (Allen Jones was one of the references of this collection).

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Posted by on February 21, 2013 in Art


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