Monthly Archives: June 2014

Pierre et Gilles

JPG SS15 Menswear

Pierre et Gilles’ 1990 portrait of Jean Paul Gaultier, created for the cover of the French couturier’s photo-strip autobiography, « A Nous Deux la mode », is reproduced on a T-shirt of the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2015 Menswear Collection.

Photo : Courtesy of Jean Paul Gaultier




Posted by on June 30, 2014 in Art


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Tropical fruits

Stella Jean SS14

Several motifs of the Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2014 Collection were inspired by tropical fruits.

Other tropical fruits-influenced collections : Clover Canyon Resort 2014 (this collection, which paid homage to Cuba, featured prints which depicted tropical fruits), Stephen Burrows Spring/Summer 2004 (the vibrant color palette of this show was partly based on tropical fruits).

Photo : Courtesy of Stella Jean


Posted by on June 29, 2014 in Food


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Matthew Stone

Prabal Gurung Resort 15

Matthew Stone’s brushstrokes have influenced the motifs of the Prabal Gurung Resort 2015 Collection, titled « Unconditional Love », after the London-based artist’s eponymous exhibition at The Hole gallery, in New York, from March 6 until April 6, 2014.

Photo : Courtesy of Prabal Gurung


Posted by on June 28, 2014 in Art


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Johnny Moncada

Antonio Marras Resort 15

The Antonio Marras Resort 2015 Collection makes reference to Johnny Moncada’s photographs of Veruschka on Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda.

Another Johnny Moncada-influenced collection : Roberto Cavalli Resort 2015 (Johnny Moncada’s pictures of Veruschka in the ’70s, published in the book « From Vera to Veruschka : The Unseen Photographs of Johnny Moncada », to accompany the eponymous exhibition, at London’s Somerset House, from April 2nd until June 1st, 2014, have inspired this collection).

Photo : Courtesy of Antonio Marras


Posted by on June 27, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Roberto Cavalli Resort 15

The Roberto Cavalli Resort 2015 Collection draws inspiration from Johnny Moncada’s ’70s images of Veruschka, taken from the « From Vera to Veruschka : The Unseen Photographs of Johnny Moncada » book, published in 2014 by Rizzoli.

Other Veruschka-influenced collections : Antonio Marras Resort 2015 (this presentation pays homage to Johnny Moncada’s photographs of Veruschka, on Sardinia’s Emerald Coast), Basso & Brooke Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the show notes mentioned Veruschka’s work with Holger Trülzsch in the 1986 « Trans-figurations » book), Clements Ribeiro Spring/Summer 2002 (this collection referenced the Saint-Tropez of Veruschka), Emilio Pucci by Peter Dundas Resort 2013 (partly), Giambattista Valli Spring/Summer 2008 (Veruschka, in her desert mode, was the starting point of this show), Giulietta Spring/Summer 2012 (Sofia Sizzi imagined a worldly woman like Veruschka going to a Mediterranean island), Lucas Nascimento Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 (the starting point of this collection was Veruschka in a late ’70s fashion story in « Playboy »), Maxime Simoëns Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 (the hair and makeup look of this show, by Laurent Philippon and Tom Pecheux, paid tribute to both Veruschka and Twiggy), Michael Kors Resort 2008 (this collection channeled Gloria Guinness by way of Veruschka), Rick Owens Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (to describe the mink hoods of this show, Rick Owens told « Vogue »’s André Leon Talley that they were « part Veruschka, a little Cleopatra »), Tamara Mellon Spring/Summer 2014 (some cutout tops and dresses were influenced by the German model).

Photo : Giovanna Pavesi


Posted by on June 26, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Milton Glaser

Mary Katrantzou Resort 15

Milton Glaser’s ’60s fonts have influenced the Mary Katrantzou Resort 2015 Collection.

Other Milton Glaser-inspired pieces : Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2011 (the 1st look reinterpreted Milton Glaser’s 1977 « I Love NY » logo), 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring/Summer 2013 (the 20th and 34th looks, with the « I Love Nueva York » logo, were based on the American graphic designer’s iconic « I Love NY » logo).

Photo : Courtesy of Mary Katrantzou


Posted by on June 25, 2014 in Design


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Cecil Beaton

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The « Silver Swan »-themed Giles Spring/Summer 2012 Show was influenced by Cecil Beaton’s photographs of « society swans », by his 1925 portrait of his sister Baba, titled « A Symphony in Silver », and by Andy Warhol’s « Silver Clouds ».

Other Cecil Beaton-inspired collections : Acne Studios Spring/Summer 2013 (for this capsule collection, Jonny Johansson revisited a « Vogue » cover through Cecil Beaton’s lens), Burberry Prorsum by Christopher Bailey Spring/Summer 2007 (this show paid homage to Cecil Beaton’s seductive and strong early ’20s portraits), Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (the « debutante » section of this collection was influenced by Cecil Beaton and Princess Margaret), Erin Fetherston Resort 2009 (the groupings of girls in pastel evening looks were based on Cecil Beaton’s photographs), Nina Ricci by Peter Copping Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (Cecil Beaton’s portraits of debutantes in Charles James’ dresses were pinned on the mood board of this show), Roberto Cavalli by Daniele Cavalli Spring/Summer 2013 Menswear (this collection exuded a new glam by referencing the old glamour of Cecil Beaton’s photographic œuvre), Thakoon Spring/Summer 2005 (Cecil Beaton’s 1948 shot of Charles James’ evening gowns, for « Vogue », was the starting point of this show), Zac Posen Resort 2011 (to describe this collection, Zac Posen told that it was « Cecil Beaton meets Cicciolina »).

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Posted by on June 24, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Leigh Bowery

Sibling SS15 Menswear

The 2 final looks of the Sibling Spring/Summer 2015 Menswear Show, made of red raffia, reference Leigh Bowery’s pompom head (the Sibling Spring/Summer 2013 Menswear Collection also paid tribute to the Australian performance artist’s pompom head).

Other Leigh Bowery-influenced collections : David Koma Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (Leigh Bowery was one of the inspirational sources of this show, which highlighted huge spots and furry pompoms), Giles Spring/Summer 2012 (pictures of Leigh Bowery partly inspired this show), John Galliano Spring/Summer 2003 (the theme of this show was « Leigh Bowery meets Bollywood »), Jonathan Saunders Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 (this collection, which paid homage to London in the ’80s, makes reference to Leigh Bowery’s extravagant costumes).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni


Posted by on June 23, 2014 in Art


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Le Corbusier

Chloé Resort 15

Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye, in Poissy, was the starting point of the Chloé by Clare Waight Keller Resort 2015 Collection.

Other Le Corbusier-influenced collections : Anndra Neen (for the designs of their jewelry line, Annette and Phoebe Stephens sometimes draw inspiration from Le Corbusier), Christian Lacroix by Sacha Walckhoff Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Menswear (Le Corbusier was one of the references of this collection), Davidelfin Spring/Summer 2010 (the palette of this collection, highlighting blues, greens and whites, was based on Le Corbusier’s polychromy), Giambattista Valli Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (bell and trapeze volumes, geometric motifs, and some reds and yellows were inspired by Le Corbusier), Girard-Perregaux (in 2012, the brand launched 3 watches which paid tribute to Le Corbusier), Noel Stewart Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (one hat had the shape of one « Le Corbusier cube »), Roksanda Ilincic Spring/Summer 2007 (partly), United Bamboo Spring/Summer 2006 (Le Corbusier’s drawings inspired T-shirts ; when they unveiled this collection, United Bamboo’s designers, Miho Aoki and Thuy Pham, said that they were obsessed with Le Corbusier’s master plan for the city of Chandigarh).

Photo : Courtesy of Chloé


Posted by on June 22, 2014 in Architecture


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Jean-Paul Goude

Cushnie et Ochs Resort 15

The junglelike feel of the Cushnie et Ochs Resort 2015 Collection is based on Jean-Paul Goude’s photograph of Naomi Campbell, running alongside a cheetah, taken from the editorial « Wild Things », published in the September 2009 issue of « Harper’s Bazaar ».

Other Jean-Paul Goude-inspired collections : Dior by Bill Gaytten Couture Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (Jean-Paul Goude’s images were referenced in this show), James Millar Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (Jean-Paul Goude’s chaotic photographic oeuvre was one of the influences of this collection), Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2013 (some models in the background of this show took poses which imitated Grace Jones on her 1985 « Island Life » album cover, shot by Jean-Paul Goude), Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2004 (this show paid homage to Jean-Paul Goude and René Gruau), Roland Mouret Spring/Summer 2004 (the work that Jean-Paul Goude did with Grace Jones in the ’80s, mixed with the powerful sensuality of Peter Lindbergh’s photographs, have influenced this show).

Photo : Courtesy of Cushnie et Ochs


Posted by on June 21, 2014 in Uncategorized


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