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Aoyama

Dévastée SS14

The « impression of calm, with the violent presence of plant life » of the Aoyama Cemetery inspired the Dévastée Spring/Summer 2014 Collection.

To read about other Japan-inspired collections, search for the « Japan » post that I published on September 25, 2012.

Photo : MarieClaire.fr

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2013 in Places

 

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Nothing Underneath

Moschino SS14

Pat Cleveland’s entrance, wearing Moschino’s iconic « Cow » dress (taken from the label’s Autumn/Winter 1985-1986 collection), at the Moschino 30th anniversary-themed Spring/Summer 2014 Show (titled « For Fashion Victims Only ») reinterpreted a scene from Carlo Vanzina’s « Nothing Underneath / Sotto il vestito niente » (in 1985, Franco Moschino had set up a show, at the Milano Centrale railway station, which was included in this thriller about a psychopathic murderer who kills top models).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2013 in Cinema

 

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Georges Braque

Andrew Gn SS14 Georges Braque

Georges Braque’s « The Birds » painting was one of the references of the Andrew Gn Spring/Summer 2014 Show, dubbed « The Peggy Guggenheim Collection ».

Other Georges Braque-inspired collections : Oscar de la Renta Resort 2012 (cubist painters such as Georges Braque were honored in this show), Pamella Roland Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (this collection paid homage to Georges Braque’s bold use of color and to the French painter’s personal elegance), Yves Saint Laurent Couture Spring/Summer 1988 (this collection was a tribute to Georges Braque and to cubism).

To read about other Peggy Guggenheim-inspired collections, search for the « Peggy Guggenheim » post that I published on April 4, 2013.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2013 in Art

 

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Chocolate éclairs

Jeremy Scott AW67 Eclairs

Chocolate éclairs inspired a necklace and earrings in the Jeremy Scott Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 Show, titled « Eat the Rich ».

Photo : MarieClaire.fr

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2013 in Food

 

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Big Ben

In-Process by Hall Ohara SS14

The In-Process by Hall Ohara Spring/Summer 2014 Show, based on Steven Hall and Yurika Ohara’s collection of memories, featured screen-printed patterns of famous monuments such as Big Ben.

Other collections with Big Ben : House of Holland Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (this line of sweaters highlighted « Big Ben » motifs), L.K.Bennett Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (the Mariano Vivanco-shot « Miniature London » ad campaign spotlights Rosamund Pike posing with tiny versions of London’s landmarks such as Big Ben), Manish Arora Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (« Big Ben » patterns on a dress for the finale).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2013 in Architecture

 

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Wendy Whelan

Bibhu Mohapatra SS14

Wendy Whelan’s metamorphosis into a modern dancer influenced the Bibhu Mohapatra Spring/Summer 2014 Show.

Photo : Robert Mitra

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2013 in Dance

 

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Tartan

JPG The Fashion World of JPG 13

Tartan has inspired numerous Jean Paul Gaultier’s pieces, including the ones that are showcased in the Thierry-Maxime Loriot-curated « The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier : From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk » exhibition, at New York’s Brooklyn Museum, from October 25, 2013 until February 23, 2014.

The Scottish kilt is one of Jean Paul Gaultier’s signatures, and the couturier has often spotlighted this pattern, particularly in his Spring/Summer 1984 collection (« The Return of the print / Le Retour de l’imprimé »), his Autumn/Winter 1987-1988 Menswear collection (« The Rock Stars / Les Rock Stars »), his Autumn/Winter 1991-1992 Menswear collection (« The Prisoner / Le Prisonnier »), his Autumn/Winter 1998-1999 Menswear collection (« Like a Prayer »), and his Spring/Summer 2013 Menswear collection.

Other collections with tartan : Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 1995-1996 (Alexander McQueen’s tartan was showcased for the 1st time in this collection, titled « Highland Rape », which was based on the 18th century Jacobite Risings and the 19th century Highland Clearances), Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Pre-Fall 2013 (this « Paris-Edinburgh » show paid tribute to Scotland, where Coco Chanel spent some time with her then-lover, the Duke of Westminster), Corrie Nielsen Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (this collection was an homage to the Scottish Highlands), House of Holland Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (tartan-influenced collection), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Couture Autumn/Winter 2000-2001 (this collection, named « Bellintellingentsia », showcased tartan motifs, especially the Royal Stewart tartan), L.A.M.B. Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (Gwen Stefani, one of the most passionate fans of tartan, has particularly highlighted this motif in this collection), Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2004-2005 (this show was partly based on Scottish romanticism), Moschino Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (Scotland’s heritage was honored in this show), Saint Laurent Paris by Hedi Slimane Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (this show celebrated California grunge), Versace Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (this collection showcased the « Vunk ! », which is an hybrid of Versace and punk), Vivienne Westwood (the Scottish tartan is recurrent in Vivienne Westwood’s collections, specifically in her Autumn/Winter 1989-1990 collection, titled « Trip to Cythera », and in her « Anglomania » Autumn/Winter 1997-1998 collection).

Photo : Thomas Iannaccone

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Gilbert & George

JCDC AW67 Gilbert & George

Gilbert & George were among the British heroes who were celebrated in the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 Show.

Some Gilbert & George-inspired collections or Gilbert & George’s collaborations : Comme des Garçons (in 1988, Gilbert & George were commissioned to produce 2 photographs for the 2nd issue of Comme des Garçons’ « Six » magazine), French Connection (French Connection sponsored Gilbert & George’s « Dirty Words » exhibition at London’s Serpentine Gallery, which was presented during the Summer of 2002), Philip Treacy (in 1998, Philip Treacy designed for Isabella Blow a pink duchess satin hat, decorated with green fluorescent ostrich feather, and pink and yellow goose feather, which was influenced by the Andy Warhol-style colors of Gilbert & George’s works), Pierre Hardy (the 5th « Nubuckorama » footwear line, « Nubuckorama Edition # 5 », launched in 2009, featured sneakers which were based upon Gilbert & George’s stained glass works), Tatty Devine (in 2008, Tatty Devine designed a Gilbert & George-influenced collection of accessories and objects, in collaboration with San Francisco’s de Young Gallery, to celebrate the museum’s « Gilbert & George » retrospective, which ran from February 16 to May 18, 2008).

Furthermore, Jean Paul Gaultier wrote a text about one of his favorite works, Gilbert & George’s « Street » painting, for an article which was published in the July 16, 2005 issue of « Le Figaro Magazine ».

Moreover, Viktor & Rolf are often dubbed the « Gilbert & George of fashion ».

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2013 in Art

 

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Dancer in the Dark

Johan Ku SS14

The dichotomy between fantasy and reality, experienced by Björk, in Lars von Trier’s « Dancer in the Dark », influenced the 3-D plastic dresses of the Johan Ku Spring/Summer 2014 Show.

Photo : Yukie Miyazaki

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2013 in Cinema

 

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Katy Perry

Fleamadonna SS14

Katy Perry’s « Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) » music video, directed by Marc Klasfeld, and ’70s and ’80s Californian teenage culture influenced the Fleamadonna Spring/Summer 2014 Show.

Some Katy Perry’s collaborations : ghd (in 2011, Katy Perry was the face of the David LaChapelle-lensed ad campaign for the « Iconic Eras » styler), H&M (Katy Perry designed a T-shirt, launched on May 28, 2009, for H&M’s Fashion Against Aids ! line, to support Designers Against Aids).

Furthermore, Katy Perry has launched several fragrances, « Purr » (with Gigantic Parfums), in November 2010, « Meow ! » (with Gigantic Parfums), in November 2011, and « Killer Queen » (with Coty Inc.), in August 2013.

To read about other items with cherries, search for the « Cherries » post that I published on March 6, 2012.

To read about other California-inspired collections, search for the « California » post that I published on September 3, 2012.

Photo : Yukie Miyazaki

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2013 in Music

 

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