The theme of the Leyre Valiente Spring/Summer 2013 Collection, titled « Chimaera », was an imaginary journey from fetus to Chimaera.
Photo : Courtesy of Leyre Valiente
The Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Couture Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 Show paid tribute to North Africa.
Other North Africa-influenced collections : Edun Pre-Fall 2010 (each piece evoked a trek through the Sahara), Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2011 (this show was inspired by the night sky over the Sahara).
Photo : Monica Feudi / GoRunway.com
The Alexandra Vidal Spring/Summer 2015 Collection is influenced by Joséphine de Beauharnais’s love of luxurious fabrics.
Other Joséphine de Beauharnais-inspired collections : Chaumet (in 2010, to celebrate its 230 years, Chaumet launched the jewelry collection « Joséphine / Josephine », in homage to the French jeweler’s first muse, the Empress of the French), John Galliano (in 1992, John Galliano paid tribute to Joséphine de Beauharnais and her husband Napoleon in his collection entitled « Napoleon and Josephine »).
Photo : Courtesy of Alexandra Vidal
Chocolate birthday cakes influenced the chocolate dress, worn by TV hostess and actress Sandra Lou, that Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada and chocolate maker Joël Patouillard created for the Chocolate Fashion Show, presented on October 28, 2014, of the Salon du Chocolat, for its 20th anniversary.
To read about chocolate-inspired collections and items, search for the « Chocolate » post that I have published on November 5, 2012.
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