The María Escoté Spring/Summer 2015 Show, which featured illustrations by Amanda Portillo, was a nod to the « mamacitas » from Latin American neighborhoods such as Harlem.
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The handpainted « Central Park » pattern, which features squirrels and rats, in the Schiaparelli by Marco Zanini Couture Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show, is named after New York City’s urban park.
Some Central Park-influenced collections : Donna Karan Pre-Fall 2010 (this collection took its inspiration from autumn leaves in Central Park), Isaac Mizrahi Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (this show referenced camping in Central Park), Trussardi by Umit Benan Spring/Summer 2013 (the program notes of this Manhattan-inspired collection mentioned the trees of Central Park).
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Several outfits of the Fausto Puglisi Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show paid tribute to the Statue of Liberty.
Other collections with the Statue of Liberty : Arkadius Spring/Summer 2004 (this collection highlighted various motifs which paid homage to the Statue of Liberty), Catherine Malandrino Spring/Summer 2009 (this show featured a lace-printed silk dress with the Statue of Liberty), In-Process by Hall Ohara Spring/Summer 2014 (this collection, based on Steven Hall and Yurika Ohara’s memories, features screen-printed patterns of famous monuments such as the Statue of Liberty).
Photo : Davide Maestri
Tartan has inspired numerous Jean Paul Gaultier’s pieces, including the ones that are showcased in the Thierry-Maxime Loriot-curated « The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier : From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk » exhibition, at New York’s Brooklyn Museum, from October 25, 2013 until February 23, 2014.
The Scottish kilt is one of Jean Paul Gaultier’s signatures, and the couturier has often spotlighted this pattern, particularly in his Spring/Summer 1984 collection (« The Return of the print / Le Retour de l’imprimé »), his Autumn/Winter 1987-1988 Menswear collection (« The Rock Stars / Les Rock Stars »), his Autumn/Winter 1991-1992 Menswear collection (« The Prisoner / Le Prisonnier »), his Autumn/Winter 1998-1999 Menswear collection (« Like a Prayer »), and his Spring/Summer 2013 Menswear collection.
Other collections with tartan : Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 1995-1996 (Alexander McQueen’s tartan was showcased for the 1st time in this collection, titled « Highland Rape », which was based on the 18th century Jacobite Risings and the 19th century Highland Clearances), Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Pre-Fall 2013 (this « Paris-Edinburgh » show paid tribute to Scotland, where Coco Chanel spent some time with her then-lover, the Duke of Westminster), Corrie Nielsen Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (this collection was an homage to the Scottish Highlands), House of Holland Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (tartan-influenced collection), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Couture Autumn/Winter 2000-2001 (this collection, named « Bellintellingentsia », showcased tartan motifs, especially the Royal Stewart tartan), L.A.M.B. Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (Gwen Stefani, one of the most passionate fans of tartan, has particularly highlighted this motif in this collection), Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2004-2005 (this show was partly based on Scottish romanticism), Moschino Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (Scotland’s heritage was honored in this show), Saint Laurent Paris by Hedi Slimane Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (this show celebrated California grunge), Versace Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (this collection showcased the « Vunk ! », which is an hybrid of Versace and punk), Vivienne Westwood (the Scottish tartan is recurrent in Vivienne Westwood’s collections, specifically in her Autumn/Winter 1989-1990 collection, titled « Trip to Cythera », and in her « Anglomania » Autumn/Winter 1997-1998 collection).
Photo : Thomas Iannaccone
Other New York-inspired collections : Albino Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (50s NYC, era Mark Rothko, and 80s NYC, era Keith Haring), Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Pre-Fall 2006 (« Paris-New York »), Dany Atrache Couture Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (50s New York, with a touch of modernism), Donna Karan Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (since 1985, the Big Apple is linked to the designer’s creations, for her own collections and for her DKNY line), Henry Holland Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (New York street culture), Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2011, Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (80s New York underground), The Rodnik Band Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (« Venus in Sequins », influenced by the New York artistic avant-garde), Yigal Azrouël Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Menswear (80s New York art scene), Yves Saint Laurent by Stefano Pilati Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (Edition 24 line).
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