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Land of the Rising Sun

Alexander McQueen SS15

Sarah Burton’s personal collection of antique geisha kimonos from the Land of the Rising Sun inspired the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2015 Show.

To read about other Japan-influenced collections, search for the « Japan » post that I have published on September 25, 2012.

Photo : Marcus Tondo / Indigitalimages.com

 

 

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Posted by on October 4, 2014 in Places

 

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Kyoto

Pamella Roland SS15

The Pamella Roland Spring/Summer 2015 Show was influenced by Kyoto’s zen gardens and the cherry blossoms which surround them.

Photo : Livio Valerio / Indigitalimages.com

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2014 in Places

 

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Harajuku

Iceberg SS14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Iceberg by Alexis Martial Spring/Summer 2014 Show was inspired by a vision of a girl scout in a fantasized Harajuku.

Other Harajuku-influenced collections : Agyness Deyn for Dr Martens Spring/Summer 2013 (the starting point of this collection, launched on February 22, 2013, was the eclectic and unique style of Tokyo’s Harajuku girls), Gwen Stefani (in June 2005, Gwen Stefani launched the Harajuku Lovers line, which echoed the style of Harajuku girls), Yohji Yamamoto Spring/Summer 2014 (this show was partly based on Harajuku girls).

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Posted by on April 7, 2014 in Places

 

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Aoyama

Dévastée SS14

The « impression of calm, with the violent presence of plant life » of the Aoyama Cemetery inspired the Dévastée Spring/Summer 2014 Collection.

To read about other Japan-inspired collections, search for the « Japan » post that I published on September 25, 2012.

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Posted by on October 31, 2013 in Places

 

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Japan

Japan influenced the Prada Spring/Summer 2013 Show, via flowers, leather judo socks and folded pieces.

Some Japan-inspired collections : Armani Privé Autumn/Winter 2011-2012, Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2011 (motifs inspired by Japanese gangs’ tattoos), Dior Couture Spring/Summer 2007 (based on Giacomo Puccini’s « Madama Butterfly »), Erdem for Harrods Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (influenced by Japanese gardens), Erin Fetherston Spring/Summer 2010 (« Ladyland » collection, based on a trip to Nara), Gareth Pugh Spring/Summer 2011 (samurai influences), Gianfranco Ferré by Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (samurai-style clothes), Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Couture Spring/Summer 2011 (inspired by Kazuo Ohno and « UFO Robot Grendizer »), Hussein Chalayan Spring/Summer 2011 (« Sakoku » collection, based on Japan’s isolation between 1633 and 1853), Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 1999 (« Japanese Tourists at the Louvre / Les Touristes japonaises au Louvre » collection), Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2004 (« Samurai / Les Samouraïs » collection, inspired by Edward Zwick’s film « The Last Samurai »), Julien David Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (Japan’s culture is a strong inspiration for Julien David’s collections of clothes and silk scarves), Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2011 (inspired in part by the Japanese designers who came in Paris in the ’70s), Proenza Schouler Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (for this collection, based on the idea of protection, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez revisited karate and samurai uniforms), Rodarte Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (inspired by kabuki and Japanese horror films).

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Posted by on September 25, 2012 in Places

 

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