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Steven Klein

Giles for Ann Summers SS14 Steven Klein

The mood boards of the Giles Deacon for Ann Summers lingerie and sexcessories capsule collection, available on May 1, 2014, combined images of Giles Deacon’s favorite fashion photographers, such as Steven Klein.

Photo : VOGUE.co.uk

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Björk

MSGM AW1415

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Björk’s music and Gerhard Richter’s art have inspired the MSGM Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show.

Other Björk-inspired collections and some Björk’s collaborations : Alexander McQueen (the late designer made the front cover direction of Björk’s 1997 « Homogenic » album, directed the second video for her 1998 « Alarm Call » single, teamed up with Björk for her performance of « Bachelorette » at the 2003 Fashion Rocks, at London’s Royal Albert Hall ; moreover, Björk sang at Alexander McQueen’s memorial at London’s St Paul’s Cathedral, on September 20, 2010), Jean Paul Gaultier Autumn/Winter 1994-1995 (Björk was one of the models of this show, titled, « The Long Journey / Le Grand voyage », which paid tribute to the Inuit civilization), Johan Ku Spring/Summer 2014 (the dichotomy between fantasy and reality, experienced by Selma, as played by Björk, in Lars von Trier’s « Dancer in the Dark », inspired the 3-D plastic dresses of this show), Oscar de la Renta Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the raw Mongolia-influenced makeup of this show, by Gucci Westman for Revlon, referenced Björk when she took to the catwalk for Jean Paul Gaultier’s Autumn/Winter 1994-1995 collection), Sophia Kokosalaki (the Greek designer created Björk’s flowing dress for the opening ceremony of Athens’ 2004 Summer Olympic Games).

To read about other Gerhard Richter-inspired collections, search for the « Gerhard Richter » post that I have published on September 14, 2012.

Photo : VOGUE.fr

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2014 in Music

 

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Blue Velvet

Kenzo AW1415

Aaron de Mey’s blue makeup for the Kenzo by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Collection paid homage to David Lynch’s « Blue Velvet » (David Lynch created the set of this show and mixed its soundtrack music).

Other « Blue Velvet »-inspired campaigns and collection : Fenton Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (the ad campaign for this collection, shot by Hugh Lippe, was based on « Blue Velvet »’s dark atmosphere), H&M (Johan Renck’s campaign video for the H&M Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Collection, featured Lana Del Rey, who covered Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris’ « Blue Velvet » song), Lulu & Co Spring/Summer 2014 (to describe this collection, Lulu Kennedy told Style.com : « I am probably David Lynch’s biggest fan, and « Mysteries of Love » on the « Blue Velvet » soundtrack really got me thinking about love »).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2014 in Cinema

 

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Macaroons

Yohji Yamamoto AW1415

Macaroons, doughnuts and sweets were hand-painted by Yasuto Sasada on a couple of pieces of the Yohji Yamamoto Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show.

Other macaroons–inspired items : Boucheron Spring/Summer 2009 (« Tentation Macaron » jewelry line), Eple & Melk Spring/Summer 2009 (this collection included pieces named after sweet delights, such as the « Macaron » T-shirt dress), Kenzo by Antonio Marras (in the Spring of 2011, the « Macaron » clutches were launched), Nike (in the Spring of 2010, Nike produced the « Nike Air Royalty Macaron » sneakers), Vilebrequin Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (« macaroons » patterns on men and children’s boxer shorts).

To read about Ladurée’s macaroons-inspired pieces or about doughnuts-influenced items, search for the « Ladurée » and the « Doughnuts » posts that I have respectively published on October 9, 2012 and on August 17, 2013.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2014 in Food

 

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David LaChapelle

Giles for Ann Summers SS14

David LaChapelle is one of the photographers whose work featured on the mood board of the Giles for Ann Summers lingerie collection, due to launch on May 1, 2014.

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Posted by on April 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Pâté

Chanel AW1415

Pâté was one of the 500 products that were reimagined as Chanel’s items for the « Chanel Shopping Center » set of the Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show.

Photo : Stéphane Feugère

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2014 in Food

 

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Serge Poliakoff

Paul & Joe AW1415

Serge Poliakoff’s retrospective at the City of Paris’ Museum of Modern Art, « Le Rêve des formes / The Dream of Forms », from October 18, 2013 until February 23, 2014, has influenced the Paul & Joe Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show.

Other Serge Poliakoff-inspired collections : Fendi by Karl Lagerfeld Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 (according to Hamish Bowles, from « Vogue », the fur patchworks in this show evoked Serge Poliakoff’s work), Guy Laroche by Marcel Marongiu Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 (the color palette of this show was based on the « Serge Poliakoff : Le Rêve des formes / The Dream of Forms » exhibition at the City of Paris’ Museum of Modern Art), Jil Sander by Raf Simons Pre-Fall 2011 (this collection featured a brushstroke pattern which took inspiration from Serge Poliakoff’s abstract paintings).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2014 in Art

 

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