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The prints of the Akris Resort 2014 Collection are based on Luis Barragán’s Cuadra San Cristóbal, in Mexico City.
Other Luis Barragán-inspired collections : Daniel Espinosa Spring/Summer 2011 (the jewels of this collection were influenced by Luis Barragán’s minimalist work), Sophie Theallet Spring/Summer 2011 (this collection referenced Luis Barragán’s colorful and minimal architecture).
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Mexican muralists such as Diego Rivera influenced the huge portraits of powerful women, commissioned from 6 contemporary artists (Jeanne Detallante, El Mac, Mesa, Pierre Mornet, Gabriel Specter and Stinkfish), that decorated the set of the Prada Spring/Summer 2014 Show, and which were reproduced on various pieces (the 7th look, pictured above, revisited Jeanne Detallante’s « Beauty Masks » mural).
Other Diego Rivera-inspired collections : Alexis Mabille Couture Spring/Summer 2009 (the Odile Gilbert-styled braids of this show were based on a Diego Rivera’s painting), Steven Alan Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Menswear (the « Diego Rivera : Murals for The Museum of Modern Art » exhibition, at New York’s MoMA, from November 13, 2011 until May 14, 2012, was the starting point of this collection, which featured handknitted pieces, based on Mexican blankets, that referenced Diego Rivera).
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For the Balmain Spring/Summer 2012 Show, Olivier Rousteing mixed Mexico’s tailoring with Las Vegas’ glamour.
Other Mexico-inspired collections : Aime Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (for this jewelry line, Magali Pont took inspiration from the Mexico of Frida Kahlo), Bezem y Mailan (in 2012, for her line, Mai Lan took inspiration from Mexico and Frida Kahlo), Felipe Oliveira Baptista Couture Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (collection based on the outfits of the Mexican wrestlers), Holly Fulton Spring/Summer 2013 (inspired by a Mexican beach, in the ’60s), Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 1998 (« Homage to Frida Kahlo / Hommage à Frida Kahlo » collection), Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2010, Kenzo by Antonio Marras Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (influenced by the female artists who lived in Mexico, including Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti), Lulu & Co Studio Spring/Summer 2012 (capsule line inspired by Lulu Kennedy’s trips to Mexico), Mars Loves Her Spring/Summer 2012 (this collection, presented as part of French « ELLE » Fashion Lab, took inspiration from Mexico’s colors), Maya Hansen Spring/Summer 2013 (this Frida Kahlo-inspired collection references Mexico via « skulls » and « watermelons » prints), Moschino Spring/Summer 2005, Paul & Joe® Spring/Summer 2012 (the imaginary muse of this collection rode her motorbike from the Southwest to Mexico), Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2013 (in part), The Lake and Stars Spring/Summer 2012 (similarities between ’50s Mexican conventions and style, and those of the Mexico of 2012), Valentino by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli Spring/Summer 2012 (inspired by Mexico in the beginning of the 20th century), Vena Cava Spring/Summer 2013 (inspired by Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock’s trips to Mexico, in the ’80s), Victor Dzenk Autumn/Winter 2007-2008.
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