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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