Monthly Archives: March 2014

Kanye West

Little Eleven Paris SS14One T-shirt of the Little Eleven Paris Spring/Summer 2014 Collection pays tribute to Kanye West.

Some Kanye West’s collaborations : adidas® (in December 2013, adidas® confirmed a shoe collaboration deal with Kanye West), A.P.C. KANYE (Kanye West designed this menswear capsule collection, which was launched on July 14, 2013, in association with A.P.C.’s Jean Touitou), Dion Lee Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (Kanye West created black pointed-toe heels for this collection), Eleven Paris Spring/Summer 2011 (« Kanye West with his finger above his lips to simulate a mustache » print on a T-shirt), Giuseppe Zanotti (the Italian shoe designer created a few sandals for Kanye West’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection), Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci (the artwork that Riccardo Tisci created for Jay-Z and Kanye West’s 2011 « Watch the Throne » album and « H.A.M. » single echoed the patterns of the Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 collection), Kanye West X George Condo X M/M Paris (M/M Paris imagined 5 scarves, launched in May 2011, which were based on the paintings that George Condo made for Kanye West’s 2010 « My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy » album), Ksubi (in October 2008, Ksubi launched an eyewear range, designed by Ksubi’s George Gorrow, in association with Kanye West’s Pastelle fashion brand), Louis Vuitton X Kanye West (Kanye West created several sneakers for Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2009 collection), Maison Martin Margiela (Maison Martin Margiela designed the wardrobe for Kanye West’s 2013-2014 « Yeezus » tour), Nike (Kanye West imagined the « Air Yeezy » sneakers, in 2009, and the « Air Yeezy 2 » sneakers, in 2012, for Nike).

Moreover, in the Spring of 2006, Kanye West launched his own Pastelle Clothing line (which was canceled in 2009), then presented 2 fashion shows, under his own name, for Spring/Summer 2012 and Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (Kanye West has now terminated this brand).

Photo : Courtesy of Little Eleven Paris




Posted by on March 31, 2014 in Music


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Bridget Riley

Dries Van Noten AW1415

Bridget Riley’s op art has influenced the Dries Van Noten Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show.

Other Bridget Riley-inspired collections : Blumarine Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (to define the motifs of this show, Anna Molinari said, in the August 2010 issue of « French Numéro » : « the alternating black and white stripes create optical effects that remind me of the graphic works of M. C. Escher and Bridget Riley’s op art »), Ichiro Suzuki Menswear (this show, which was awarded « Fashion Collection of the Year » at Trieste’s 2012 International Talent Support competition, paid homage to op artists such as Bridget Riley), Jonathan Saunders Resort 2013 (to describe the disc-shaped motifs on a few dresses, Jonathan Saunders told « Vogue » that they were « a bit Bridget Riley, I suppose »), MILA Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (in this show, Mila Hermanovski partly referenced Bridget Riley’s way of playing with geometry), Noon By Noor Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (the patterns on the eveningwear were based on Bridget Riley’s optical art), Vionnet by Rodolfo Paglialunga Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the backdrop of this presentation was a Bridget Riley-inspired black and white swirling motif).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni


Posted by on March 30, 2014 in Art


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Women in Love

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The Giles Pre-Fall 2014 Collection pays homage to a sort of young woman who recurrently appeared in Ken Russell’s films, such as « Women in Love ».

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Posted by on March 29, 2014 in Cinema


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Francis Picabia

Carven AW1415

Francis Picabia was one of the Dadaists who were referenced in the motifs of the Carven by Guillaume Henry Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni




Posted by on March 28, 2014 in Art


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Henry Holland X Magnum® Chocolate Dress 14

To celebrate Magnum®’s 25th anniversary, Henry Holland has created a cracked-chocolate dress, decorated with fabric discs inspired by Magnum®’s frozen chocolate.

Other Magnum®’s collaborations : Karl Lagerfeld (in March 2011, Karl Lagerfeld shot Rachel Bilson for Magnum®’s ad campaign), Zac Posen (to celebrate the US launch of the Magnum® Gold ?! chocolate-covered ice cream bar, Zac Posen designed a 24-karat-gold dress).

Photo : Courtesy of Magnum®



Posted by on March 27, 2014 in Food


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Mark Fast AW1415

The ombré colors of the Mark Fast Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show were based on Mumbai’s neon lights and saturated sunsets.

Other Mumbai-influenced collections : Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Pre-Fall 2012 (this show, entitled « Paris-Bombay », was inspired by a fantasized version of India, as seen from Paris), Issa Spring/Summer 2011 (for the motifs of this show, Daniella Issa Helayel took inspiration from Mumbai and Jodhpur).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni




Posted by on March 26, 2014 in Places


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Cecily Brown

Prabal Gurung AW1415























Cecily Brown’s abstract paintings have influenced the Prabal Gurung Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show.

Another Cecily Brown-inspired collection : Dries Van Noten Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (some prints were based on Cecily Brown’s works).

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Posted by on March 25, 2014 in Art


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Thomas Ruff

Akris AW1415

The prints of the Akris Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show, made in collaboration with Thomas Ruff, were based on 5 series, including « m.a.r.s.15 », presented in the exhibition dedicated to the German photographer, at Munich’s Haus der Kunst, from February 17 until May 20, 2012.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni


Posted by on March 24, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Tamara de Lempicka

Dries Van Noten SS14

For his Spring/Summer 2014 show, Dries Van Noten thought about how iconic women such as Tamara de Lempicka would dress today.

Other Tamara de Lempicka-inspired collections : Nina Ricci by Peter Copping Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the mood board of this show featured artwork by Tamara de Lempicka), Olivia Rubin Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (this collection drew inspiration from Tamara de Lempicka’s portraits and from New York cityscapes), Rachel Roy Pre-Fall 2012 (the work of Tamara de Lempicka was one of the references of this collection), Ralph Lauren Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (the caps were based on Tamara de Lempicka’s 1925 « Autoportrait »), Versace Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 Menswear (this show paid homage to the way Tamara de Lempicka painted the men in her life).

Moreover, the name of the Lolita Lempicka brand, created in 1984, is a tribute to both Vladimir Nabokov’s « Lolita » and Tamara de Lempicka.

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Posted by on March 23, 2014 in Art


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Manish Arora AW1415 Popsicles

Popsicles have inspired patterns in the Manish Arora Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Collection.

Other popsicles-inspired collections and items : Franklin Marshall Spring/Summer 2009 (« popsicle » motifs on T-shirts), Jean-Rémy Daumas Spring/Summer 1985 (« Miko® popsicles » motifs on several pieces), Mulberry by Emma Hill Spring/Summer 2013 (popsicles have influenced the color palette of this collection).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni




Posted by on March 22, 2014 in Food


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