Monthly Archives: June 2013

Latin America

Vionnet Resort 14Latin America slightly inspired the Vionnet by Goga Ashkenazi Resort 2014 Collection.

Other Latin America-influenced collections : Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (the gothic, romantic and sensual silhouettes of this show paid tribute to Latin America), Roberto Cavalli Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (the embroideries, floral patterns and prints of this show were inspired by Latin America), Yves Saint Laurent Couture Spring/Summer 1978 (this collection, titled « Broadway Suit », partly paid homage to the Latin American style).

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Posted by on June 25, 2013 in Places


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Corinne Day

Alexander McQueen Resort 14























The carefree youth which was portrayed in Corinne Day’s photograph of a topless Kate Moss, in an American Indian headdress (for the July 1990 cover of « The Face »), was the starting point of the Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton Resort 2014 Collection.

Other Corinne Day-inspired collections : Altuzarra Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (this show paid homage to the ’90s grunge aesthetic immortalized by photographers such as Corinne Day), Diesel Black Gold by Sophia Kokosalaki Spring/Summer 2013 (this collection was partly influenced by the aesthetic of Corinne Day’s images for « The Face »), Gabrielle Greiss Spring/Summer 2012 (Corinne Day’s shots were among the references of this collection), Jill Stuart Resort 2013 (this collection was based on Corinne Day’s work for « The Face »), Meadham Kirchhoff Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (Corinne Day’s ’90s work was one of the inspirations of this show), Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Spring/Summer 2010 (the program of this show mentioned Corinne Day’s early ’90s photographs).

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Posted by on June 25, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Spice Girls

Molly Goddard for ASOS

The Spice Girls influenced the Molly Goddard for ASOS Collection, which features 4 dresses, launched for Summer 2013.

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Posted by on June 24, 2013 in Music


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Prada SS14 Menswear























Vietnam is one of the tropical paradises, transformed into a war zone, which were evoked in the Prada Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear Show, which also highlighted pieces that will be available as part of Prada’s Resort 2014 collection for women.

Other Vietnam-inspired collections : Emilio Pucci by Peter Dundas Spring/Summer 2013 (some Asian patterns and military inspirations echoed Vietnam), Josie Natori Spring/Summer 2012 (this collection was partly influenced by the aesthetics of Vietnam), Mary Katrantzou for Longchamp (one of the prints of this capsule collection, launched in January 2012, referenced the architecture of Vietnamese temples), Rachel Roy Spring/Summer 2012 (this collection was based on ’20s and ’30s colonial Vietnam).

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Posted by on June 24, 2013 in Places


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Philip Johnson

Pamella Roland Resort 14Philip Johnson’s Glass House, in New Canaan, Connecticut, inspired the 50-style volumes and the appliqués of the Pamella Roland Resort 2014 Collection.

Other Philip Johnson-inspired collections : Perry Ellis by John Crocco Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Menswear (Philip Johnson’s Glass House was the starting point of this collection), 7 For All Mankind Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (the structure of Philip Johnson’s Glass House, which was the setting of the ad campaign for this collection, starring Doutzen Kroes, echoed the lines of 7 For All Mankind’s pieces), Thom Browne (in 2011, Thom Browne launched an eyewear collection, in collaboration with Dita Eyewear Inc., which featured frames that were based on famous people sporting eyeglasses, such as Philip Johnson).

Photo : Courtesy of Pamella Roland




Posted by on June 23, 2013 in Architecture


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Donald Judd

Nanette Lepore Resort 13

To design her Resort 2013 collection, Nanette Lepore remembered the inspirations, such as Donald Judd, of the art students, when she was at college.

Other Donald Judd-influenced collections : Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2012 (the program notes of this show mentioned architectural-art way stations like Donald Judd’s in Marfa, Texas), Nicholas Kirkwood (since 2005, sculpture, especially Donald Judd’s works, has been a strong inspiration for the « sculpture-heels » of the shoes Nicholas Kirkwood designs), Proenza Schouler Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (Donald Judd’s works and a road trip to his Chinati Foundation, in Marfa, Texas, inspired this collection).

Furthermore, in 2005, for the decor of the Seven New York store, 110 Mercer Street, in New York, John Demas took inspiration from Donald Judd’s works, and, in 2008, Devi Kroell said that Donald Judd was one of her inspirations.

Photo : Courtesy of Nanette Lepore




Posted by on June 22, 2013 in Art


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Bob Marley

Zero + Maria Cornejo Pre-Fall 13The Zero + Maria Cornejo Pre-Fall 2013 Collection features a camouflage-style print which was made with pixelated portraits of Bob Marley.

Other Bob Marley-influenced collections or items : Altuzarra Resort 2013 (the starting point of the Rastafarian red, yellow and green belts of this collection was the « Marley » documentary), Catch a Fire (this brand, established in 2001 by Bob Marley’s daughter, Cedella Marley, was named after The Wailers 5th album ; furthermore, the outfits that Cedella Marley designed for the 2012 Olympics’ Jamaican team, in association with Puma, were partly inspired by Bob Marley).

Photo : Oli McAvoy / Courtesy of Zero + Maria Cornejo




Posted by on June 21, 2013 in Music


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