Beverly Hills was one of the inspirations of the Yazbukey Spring/Summer 2013 Collection, entitled « Tropical Heatwave ».
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The Balmain by Olivier Rousteing Resort 2015 Collection, whose palette is based on David Hockney’s paintings of Los Angeles, is partly inspired by New Mexico’s Navajo blankets.
Other New Mexico-influenced collections : Felicity Brown Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (this collection made reference to Zuñi masks), Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2006 (in part), Tom Ford Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 (specifically Santa Fe, New Mexico).
To read about other David Hockney-inspired collections, search for the « David Hockney » post that I have published on June 1, 2012.
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John Lautner’s Chemosphere House has inspired the Clover Canyon Spring/Summer 2014 Collection.
Furthermore, Katy Rodriguez presented her Frida Kahlo-inspired Spring/Summer 2009 collection, titled « Mujeres Verdaderas / Real Women », in a John Lautner-designed glass house in Los Angeles.
Moreover, in 2011, the Steven Klein-shot Dior ad campaign, for the « Lady Dior » bag, starring Marion Cotillard, was photographed in a Los Angeles house, created by John Lautner, and, in the same year, Tom Ford rented the John Lautner-designed Arthur Elrod House, in Palm Springs, for shooting the campaign of one of his perfumes.
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The fascination with Los Angeles, and the City of Angels’ numerous layers, have influenced the Jasmin Shokrian Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, which features a « Je pars habiter à Los Angeles » (« I’m going to live in Los Angeles ») slogan.
Other Los Angeles-inspired collections : Christophe Lemaire Spring/Summer 2009 (this « Sounds from L.A. » T-shirts line paid tribute to Californian musicians and record labels such as Human Ear Music, Softboiled Eggies, and Stones Throw Records), Emanuel Ungaro by Giambattista Valli Spring/Summer 2004 (this show was partly inspired by Giambattista Valli’s then-recent trip to Los Angeles), Nanette Lepore Resort 2014 (Venice Beach and the personal style of Los Angeles-based bloggers such as Aimee Song and Shea Marie influenced this collection), Rodarte Spring/Summer 2014 (this show was an homage to Los Angeles), RVCA X Erin Wasson 2009-2010 (this collection mixed Los Angeles’ street beach culture and New York’s style), vanessabruno Spring/Summer 2011.
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Other Hollywood-inspired collections : Celine by Ivana Omazic Resort 2005 (this collection, dubbed « Hollywood Resort », was partly based on Beverly Hills’ actresses), John Galliano Spring/Summer 2010 (this show paid homage to old Hollywood heroines), Topshop Unique Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the theme of this show was « old Hollywood legends meet the One Hundred and One Dalmatians »).
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Venice Beach, and the personal style of Los Angeles-based bloggers such as Aimee Song and Shea Marie, influenced the Nanette Lepore Resort 2014 Collection.
Other Venice Beach-inspired collections : John Galliano Spring/Summer 2008 Menswear (the theme of this collection was « Road Warriors on Venice Beach »), Lela Rose Spring/Summer 2010 (the color palette of this show was based on Venice Beach), Vena Cava Resort 2010 (this collection featured ’90s Venice Beach-influenced silhouettes).
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Other California-influenced collections : Acne by Jonny Johansson Spring/Summer 2011 (inspired in part by the Californian Coast’s surfers), Anna Sui Autumn/Winter 1995-1996 (« California Dreaming » collection), Celine by Ivana Omazic Resort 2005 (« Hollywood Resort » collection, inspired in part by Beverly Hills’ actresses), Christophe Lemaire Spring/Summer 2009 (« Sounds from L.A. » T-shirts line, paying tribute to Californian musicians and record labels such as Human Ear Music, Softboiled Eggies, and Stones Throw Records), Derek Lam Spring/Summer 2011, Emanuel Ungaro by Giambattista Valli Spring/Summer 2004 (partly inspired by Giambattista Valli’s trip to Los Angeles), Guilty Brotherhood Spring/Summer 2010, Isabel Marant Spring/Summer 2011 (some looks evoked a rock groupie seducing Californian boys), Newman Spring/Summer 2007, Rodarte Spring/Summer 2011 (collection inspired by North California and by Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s childhood), RVCA X Erin Wasson 2009-2010 (collection mixing Los Angeles’ street beach culture and New York’s style), U Clothing Spring/Summer 2010, Van Cleef & Arpels Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (« California Reverie » jewelry line), vanessabruno Spring/Summer 2011, Wren by Melissa Cocker Spring/Summer 2008 (collection based on mythical ’60s and ’70s Californian heroines).
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