Images of Katharine Hepburn in John Huston’s « The African Queen » featured on the mood board of the Erdem Spring/Summer 2015 Show.
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The floral patterns of the Erdem Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show, which was influenced by Diego Velázquez’s paintings of the « extraordinary infantas », were based on William Kilburn’s botanical illustrations.
To read about other Diego Velázquez-inspired collections, search for the « Diego Velázquez » post that I have published on July 12, 2013.
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John Currin’s subversive paintings have inspired the Erdem Pre-Fall 2014 Collection.
Other John Currin-influenced collections : Nina Ricci by Peter Copping Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the mood board of this show featured images of John Currin’s artwork), Véronique Leroy Spring/Summer 2011 (this show was based on John Currin’s heroines).
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The starting point of the androgyny which was highlighted in the Erdem Spring/Summer 2014 Show was taken from Blur’s « Girls & Boys » lyrics.
Furthermore, Blur’s « Girls & Boys » was one of the Brit Pop tracks that featured on the soundtrack of the Moschino Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show, which paid homage to Great Britain.
Photo : Giovanni Giannoni
The dichotomy which was expressed in Ingmar Bergman’s « Persona » (« something soft mixed with something quite dark », according to Erdem Moralioglu) was the starting point of the Erdem Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show.
Other « Persona »-inspired collections : Apiece Apart Spring/Summer 2010 (the short film which was shot to accompany this collection was partly based on the exchanging of identities in « Persona »), Dsquared² Spring/Summer 2013 (the video campaign of this collection, shot by Mert & Marcus, was an homage to such films as « Persona »), Mandy Coon (in 2011, « Persona » was the 1st film of the « Fashion in Film – Designer Inspiration » movie night series, organized by Mandy Coon), SportMax Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (not specifically inspired by « Persona » but by the cold Northern Europe which was portrayed in Ingmar Bergman’s films).
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