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Amalfi Coast

Elie Saab SS15

The Elie Saab Spring/Summer 2015 Show, « Dive Into the Deep Blue », paid homage to the intense colors of the Amalfi Coast’s waters.

Photo : Marcus Tondo / Indigitalimages.com

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2014 in Places

 

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Southern Italy

Dolce & Gabbana SS15The starting point of the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2015 Show was the Spanish influence on Southern Italy and Sicily, between 1516 and 1713.

To read about Spain-inspired collections, search for the « Spain » post that I have published on October 8, 2012.

Photo : Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2014 in Places

 

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Ca’ d’Oro

Tadashi Shoji SS15

The Tadashi Shoji Spring/Summer 2015 Show was influenced by the reflection of Venice’s Ca’ d’Oro (« Golden House ») on the water.

Photo : John Aquino

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2014 in Architecture

 

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Ancient Rome

Valentino Couture AW1415

The Valentino by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show was a tribute to Ancient Rome and to painters such as Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

Other Ancient Rome-inspired collections : Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2003 (the eclectic references of this show included Ancient Rome), Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2014 (the Guido Palau-styled braided chignons of this show were influenced by Ancient Rome).

To read about other Ancient Rome-inspired collections or Lawrence Alma-Tadema-influenced collections, search for the « Rome » and « Lawrence Alma-Tadema » posts that I have respectively published on July 8, 2013 and on January 26, 2014.

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2014 in Places

 

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Florence

Just Cavalli AW1415

Florence’s Renaissance art has influenced the Just Cavalli Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show, titled « Renaissance Rock ».

Another Florence-inspired collection : Gareth Pugh (in January 2011, Gareth Pugh presented a special collection, at Florence’s Pitti trade show, which referenced the surroundings of the capital of Tuscany).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni

 

 
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Posted by on March 19, 2014 in Places

 

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Normandy

Dolce & Gabbana AW1415

The theme of Dolce & Gabbana’s fairytalelike Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 show was « Medieval Normandy meets Sicily ».

Photo : MarieClaire.fr

 

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2014 in Places

 

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Greece

Dolce & Gabbana SS14

 

Sicily’s Greece-inflected mythology influenced the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2014 Show.

Some Greece-inspired collections : Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2006 (the « night » section of this show was based on Greek goddesses), Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear (this collection references Sicily’s interaction with Greece in the ancient world), Emanuel Ungaro by Giambattista Valli Spring/Summer 2005 (this Sirtaki-inspired show paid homage to the Greek costume), Emilio Pucci by Peter Dundas Spring/Summer 2011 (in part), Grès (since 1941, Grès has often presented draped clothes which take inspiration from Ancient Greece’s goddesses), Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2006 (« Homage to Greece / Hommage à la Grèce » collection), Kaufmanfranco Resort 2014 (this collection showcases a modern version of Jacqueline Onassis in the Greek islands), Marco De Vincenzo Spring/Summer 2010 (this collection paid tribute to the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece), Marios Schwab Spring/Summer 2009 (this collection spotlighted various reinterpretations of the chiton), Marios Schwab Resort 2014 (this collection highlights a shoulder line that is based on the costumes of Greek peasants), Nina Ricci by Peter Copping Resort 2011 (this collection was slightly influenced by Jacqueline Onassis’ ’60s Greek period), Sophia Kokosalaki Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (some pieces echoed the natural shapes of the Greek landscape), Versace Spring/Summer 2011 (partly), Vionnet by Goga Ashkenazi Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (the scenography of this show referenced Ancient Greece).

To read about other « Sicily »-inspired collections, search for the « Sicily » post that I published on February 25, 2013.

Photo : Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2013 in Places

 

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Canaletto

Dolce & Gabanna Alta Moda AW1314Canaletto’s paintings of Venice inspired Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda Couture Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Collection.

Photo : Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2013 in Art

 

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Rome

Fendi AW1314 ad

The Karl Lagerfeld-shot Fendi Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 advertising campaign, starring Cara Delevingne, pays homage to Rome.

Some Rome-inspired collections : Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2008 (this collection was based on the Greco-Roman imagery), Damir Doma Spring/Summer 2012 Menswear (this show, titled « Into Rooms of Light », was influenced by the luxuriant decay of William Klein’s « Rome »), Vera Wang Spring/Summer 2008 (this collection paid tribute to ancient Rome).

Moreover, Fendi has created the « Fendi for Fountains » fund to restore Rome’s Trevi fountain, then 4 other Roman fountains (from 2013 until 2017).

Photo : Karl Lagerfeld / Courtesy of Fendi

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2013 in Places

 

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Venice

Tsumori Chisato Resort 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A trip to Venice influenced the Tsumori Chisato Resort 2014 Collection.

Other Venice-inspired collections : Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Resort 2010 (titled « Coco on the Lido », this show, presented along the Venice Lido, was partly inspired by Luchino Visconti’s « Death in Venice »), Chanel by Peter Philips Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (« Venice » makeup line), D&G by Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (posters from Venice’s Teatro La Fenice were reproduced in this collection which paid homage to Maria Callas), Elie Saab Couture Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (some pieces evoked Venice’s Teatro La Fenice), Jean-Louis Scherrer Couture Autumn/Winter 1984-1985 (collection titled « Ball in Venice / Bal à Venise »), Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2001 Menswear (this show, dubbed « Death in Venice / Mort à Venise », was based on Luchino Visconti’s eponymous movie), Prada Spring/Summer 2004 (some motifs, printed on bags, paid tribute to Venice), Vanessa Tugendhaft Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (« Marquise » jewelry line, inspired by the Venice’s carnival masks).

Photo : VOGUE.fr

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2013 in Places

 

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