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The Story of the Vivian Girls

Elena Rial SS15

The Elena Rial Spring/Summer 2015 Show, presented as part of the Samsung EGO Innovation Project, was based on Henry Darger’s « The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion ».

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Posted by on December 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Hans Bellmer

Alexander McQueen Resort 11

The Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton Resort 2011 Collection drew inspiration from Hans Bellmer’s sinister doll drawings.

Other Hans Bellmer-influenced collections : Acne Studios by Jonny Johansson Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (this show was partly based on how artists such as Hans Bellmer looked at the body), Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 1997 (this show, titled « La Poupée / The Doll », as an homage to Hans Bellmer’s 1935-1936 eponymous work, was dedicated to the German-French surrealist artist), Warren Noronha Spring/Summer 2002 (this show was inspired by Hans Bellmer’s papier-mâché doll art).

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Posted by on November 30, 2014 in Art

 

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James Gillray

John Galliano SS9

The John Galliano Spring/Summer 2009 Show made reference to James Gillray’s caricatures.

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Posted by on November 25, 2014 in Art

 

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Nicolas de Staël

Maxime Simoëns SS15

The Maxime Simoëns Spring/Summer 2015 Show was partly inspired by Nicolas de Staël’s color combinations.

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Posted by on November 15, 2014 in Art

 

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Titian

Maya Hansen AW1112

Titian was one of the references of the Maya Hansen Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Show, titled « Queens of Spain ».

Other Titian-influenced collections : Chalayan Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (paintings by artists such as Titian were projected on the backdrop of this show, entitled « Rise »), Giorgio Armani Autumn/Winter 2003-2004 (the colors of this collection referenced Titian’s work), Vivienne Westwood Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (the hair of this show, styled by Sam McKnight, was based on Titian’s paintings).

Moreover, in October 2004, Missoni presented the exhibition « Missoni and Titian : Color and Light from the Venetian Renaissance to 20th-Century Fashion », at the Mazzucchelli Museum, in Ciliverghe di Mazzano.

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2014 in Art

 

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Marcel Duchamp

Rodnik Band AW1112 Marcel DuchampOne dress of The Rodnik Band Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Collection, titled « Venus in Sequins », which paid homage to various artists, made reference to Marcel Duchamp’s 1917 « Fountain / Fontaine ».

Some Marcel Duchamp-influenced collections : Ann Demeulemeester Spring/Summer 2008 Menswear (a recording of an interview with Marcel Duchamp opened this show), Clements Ribeiro Project #3 (this capsule collection, launched circa July 2009, was based on Marcel Duchamp’s found objects), Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs (Marc Jacobs said that his 2000 collaboration with Stephen Sprouse, for the « Graffiti » line, had been unconsciously inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s 1919 « L.H.O.O.Q. »), Todd Lynn Spring/Summer 2009 (Marcel Duchamp’s 1912 « Nude Descending a Staircase / Nu descendant un escalier » was referenced in this show).

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Posted by on November 5, 2014 in Art

 

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Hajime Sorayama

Thierry Mugler AW9596

The Thierry Mugler Autumn/Winter 1995-1996 « Robot » Couture Collection was influenced by Hajime Sorayama’s « Sexy Robot » erotic illustrations.

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Posted by on October 26, 2014 in Art

 

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