Monthly Archives: March 2014

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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Maleficent by Stella McCartney 14

Angelina Jolie has collaborated with Stella McCartney to create the Maleficent by Stella McCartney Kids Collection, based on Robert Stromberg’s « Maleficent », which will be launched in April 2014 (10 % of the sales will benefit SOS Children’s Villages).

Photo : Courtesy of Stella McCartney Kids




Posted by on March 21, 2014 in Cinema


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Mel Bochner

Roksanda Ilincic AW1415

Mel Bochner’s early work has influenced the vigorous color palette of the Roksanda Ilincic Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni



Posted by on March 20, 2014 in Art


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Just Cavalli AW1415

Florence’s Renaissance art has influenced the Just Cavalli Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show, titled « Renaissance Rock ».

Another Florence-inspired collection : Gareth Pugh (in January 2011, Gareth Pugh presented a special collection, at Florence’s Pitti trade show, which referenced the surroundings of the capital of Tuscany).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni



Posted by on March 19, 2014 in Places


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Sonia Delaunay

Fausto Puglisi AW1415 Sonia Delaunay

Sonia Delaunay was one of the inspirations of the Fausto Puglisi Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show.

Other Sonia Delaunay-influenced collections : Billy Reid Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear (this collection was based on Sonia Delaunay’s way of using lines to separate geometric motifs), Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Spring/Summer 2006 (this show referenced Sonia Delaunay), Clements Ribeiro Spring/Summer 2011 (this show featured stripes based on Sonia Delaunay), Doo.Ri Resort 2012 (Sonia Delaunay’s use of geometry and color inspired Doo-Ri Chung), Hermès (in the ’30s, Hermès collaborated with Sonia Delaunay to create knitted pieces), Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 Menswear (Sonia Delaunay’s color blocks were referenced on the patterns of sweaters), Milly Spring/Summer 2012 (the Tetris-like motifs and the color palette of this show made reference to Sonia Delaunay), Perry Ellis (Perry Ellis designed a cashmere tunic in a graphic motif which drew inspiration from Sonia Delaunay), Pino Lancetti 1976 (this collection paid tribute to Sonia Delaunay), Rachel Roy Resort 2013 (to describe her collection, Rachel Roy quoted Sonia Delaunay : « Color is the skin of the world »), Rodier by Emilie Luc-Duc Spring/Summer 2012 (some prints were influenced by Sonia Delaunay), TSE Resort 2012 (this collection was inspired by Sonia Delaunay and Frank Lloyd Wright), Versace (Gianni Versace has sometimes drawn inspiration from Sonia Delaunay).

Furthermore, Alla Malomane, one of Sonia Delaunay’s descendants, has relaunched, for Spring/Summer 2014, Sonia Delaunay’s fashion designs.

Photo : Davide Maestri



Posted by on March 18, 2014 in Art


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