Monthly Archives: November 2013

Pierre Soulages

Bottega Veneta AW1314

The lacquered raffia embroideries in the Bottega Veneta by Tomas Maier Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show are reminiscent of Pierre Soulages’ paintings.

Other Pierre Soulages-inspired collections : Anthony Vaccarello Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (Pierre Soulages’ monochromatic textures inspired this collection), Helmut Lang by Michael and Nicole Colovos Resort 2011 (the printed chiffon dresses were partly based on Pierre Soulages), John Rocha Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (this show was influenced by Pierre Soulages’ works), John Rocha Spring/Summer 2012 (this collection referenced Pierre Soulages’ paintings), Tara Jarmon Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (this presentation paid tribute to the tones harmony in Pierre Soulages’ works).

Furthermore, the atmosphere of the Lancaster store (which opened during the Autumn of 2012, on 422, rue Saint-Honoré, in Paris), designed by Ora-Ïto, evokes Pierre Soulages’ artworks.

Photo : Davide Maestri




Posted by on November 30, 2013 in Art


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Palm Springs

Monique Lhuillier Resort 14

The colors and the landscape architecture of Palm Springs have inspired the Monique Lhuillier Resort 2014 Collection.

Other Palm Springs-influenced collections : Banana Republic by Trina Turk Spring/Summer 2012 (this line of summer wear, launched in June 2012, featured Palm Springs-influenced prints, taken from Trina Turk’s archive), Barbara Tfank Resort 2010 (Barbara Tfank’s then-recent vacation in Palm Springs inspired this collection), Chris Benz Resort 2010 (this collection was based on Chris Benz’s trips to Palm Springs, to his grandparents’ home, when he was a child), Clements Ribeiro Pre-Fall 2012 (a « Palm Springs hostess » was the muse of this presentation), Douglas Hannant Resort 2011 (Palm Springs was one of the references of this show), Emilia Wickstead Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (in part), House of Holland Spring/Summer 2011 (the ’70s feel of this show partly drew inspiration from Henry Holland’s then-recent trip to Palm Springs), Michael Kors Resort 2014 (this collection pays tribute to Michael Kors’ recent trip to Palm Springs), Versace Spring/Summer 2006 (this show took its inspiration from Palm Springs’ colors and landscape).

Photo : Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier




Posted by on November 29, 2013 in Places


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Jeremy Scott AW67 Cookies

Cookies influenced earrings and a necklace in the Jeremy Scott Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 Collection, aptly titled « Eat the Rich ».

Moreover, in September 2012, Karlie Kloss launched the vegan and gluten-free Karlie Kookies, in collaboration with Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar, with a percentage of profits going to the charity FEED, which helps children in poverty all around the world.

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Posted by on November 28, 2013 in Food


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Mat Collishaw

Mother of Pearl SS14 Matt Collishaw

Mat Collishaw’s « Insecticide 15 » and « Insecticide 24 » photographs have loosely influenced the prints of the Mother of Pearl Spring/Summer 2014 Collection.

Other Mat Collishaw-inspired collections : Matthew Williamson Spring/Summer 2012 (an image by Mat Collishaw was pinned on the mood board of this show), Matthew Williamson Resort 2013 (this collection was based on the parallels between the concept of distortion and nature that is showcased in Mat Collishaw’s photographic installations, and Matthew Williamson’s designs).

Moreover, as part of the British Fashion Council « Britain Creates 2012 : Fashion + Art Collusion » project, Mat Collishaw teamed up with Matthew Williamson to create the « Lepiszoulo » artwork (a decaying butterfly decorated with 3D embellishments, which was sold at a charity auction, on June 27, 2012).

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Posted by on November 27, 2013 in Art


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Christmas pudding

Charlotte Olympia Christmas 13Christmas pudding has inspired the « Christmas Pudding Pouch » in Charlotte Olympia’s « Jingle All the Way ! » Christmas Collection (this Christmassy bag originally appeared in Charlotte Olympia’s 2012 Xmas collection).

Photo : Courtesy of Charlotte Olympia




Posted by on November 26, 2013 in Food


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The Hunger Games : Catching Fire

Capitol Couture by Trish Summerville 13

Today, Net-A-Porter launches the Capitol Couture by Trish Summerville Collection, which is based on Francis Lawrence’s « The Hunger Games : Catching Fire », and which is made in association with the film costume designer.

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Posted by on November 25, 2013 in Cinema


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Jeremy Scott AW67 McDonald’s®

McDonald’s® French fries packagings inspired one sweater in Jeremy Scott’s Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 « Eat the Rich » show.

Other McDonald’s®-inspired collections : J.W. Anderson Pre-Fall 2012 (J.W. Anderson told that, for this collection, he was « playing with ugly colors, like in McDonald’s® …»), Michael and Hushi Spring/Summer 2003 (this collection was influenced equally by McDonald’s® and Linda Evangelista).

Furthermore, in 1998, Tom Sachs created the « Prada Value Meal » work of art, which featured McDonald’s®-style packagings, with a McDonald’s® logo that was covered with the Prada logo.

Moreover, in 2005, Heidi Klum was the face of McDonald’s®, and, in 2008, Bruce Oldfield dressed the employees of McDonald’s®, in Great Britain.

To read about French fries-inspired items, search for the « French fries » post that I have published on May 19, 2012.

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Posted by on November 24, 2013 in Food


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Josef Albers

Roksanda Ilincic SS13

Josef Albers’ chromatic color variations inspired the Roksanda Ilincic Spring/Summer 2013 Collection (to celebrate the opening of her 1st shop, at 9 Mount Street, in London, in early 2014, Roksanda Ilincic and Gary Card have created an installation, which was on display in the store window from mid-October until mid-November 2013, featuring 8 Josef Albers-inspired dresses, made in collaboration with the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, which will be available exclusively on

Other Josef Albers-influenced collections : Apiece Apart Spring/Summer 2010 (partly), Hermès (for Autumn/Winter 2008-2009, Hermès Editeur launched the « Homage to the Square / Hommage au Carré » line, featuring 6 silk scarves, that reproduced Josef Albers’ « Homage to the Square » paintings), Jeremy Laing Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (the starting point of this collection was based on the saturated colors of Josef Albers’ « Homage to the Square » series), Loomstate 321 Spring/Summer 2012 (Josef Albers’ paintings were referenced via pops of bright colors).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni




Posted by on November 23, 2013 in Art


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DKNY Pre-Fall 14The « Pizza or Caviar ? » slogan in the DKNY Pre-Fall 2014 Collection was inspired by Donna Karan’s comment, when she launched her DKNY line, in 1988, stating that this more affordable line was « the pizza to her Donna Karan’s collection caviar ».

Other caviar-influenced items : Julien David Spring/Summer 2014 (the open-weave nylon with dots references pearls of caviar).

The « caviar » is also the name of a fabric with a light-specked pattern, on a background of a different color, whose appearance evokes caviar.

Furthermore, Yves Saint Laurent decorated the Caviar House & Prunier boxes, for Christmases 2006 and 2007, and Giambattista Valli designed the artwork of the Caviar Kaspia tin, which was launched in the Spring of 2011.

Moreover, in March 2011, when Michael Kors opened his new store on London’s Regent Street, to describe this new shopping experience, which mixed couture and the high street, he told « British Vogue » : « I love indulgent caviar but I also enjoy a delicious pizza – they’re just different experiences. The same goes for my new store ».

To read about pizza-inspired items, search for the « Pizza » post that I have published on January 14, 2013.

Photo : Courtesy of DKNY


Posted by on November 22, 2013 in Food


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Marge Simpson

AleXsandro Palombo X Marge Simpson

Artist and designer AleXsandro Palombo pays tribute to Marge Simpson in a series of illustrations which showcase the most iconic dresses of the last 100 years, such as the « Union Jack » mini-dress that Spice Girls’ Geri Halliwell wore at the 1997 BRIT Awards.

In January 2012, AleXsandro Palombo had reimagined as Marge Simpson fashion icons, including Coco Chanel and Donatella Versace, in a series of fashion cartoons.

To read about collections with the Union Jack, search for the « Union Jack » post that I have published on March 18, 2013.

To read about Spice Girls-inspired collections, search for the « Spice Girls » post that I have published on June 24, 2013.

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Posted by on November 21, 2013 in Comics


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