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Blue Velvet

Kenzo AW1415

Aaron de Mey’s blue makeup for the Kenzo by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Collection paid homage to David Lynch’s « Blue Velvet » (David Lynch created the set of this show and mixed its soundtrack music).

Other « Blue Velvet »-inspired campaigns and collection : Fenton Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (the ad campaign for this collection, shot by Hugh Lippe, was based on « Blue Velvet »’s dark atmosphere), H&M (Johan Renck’s campaign video for the H&M Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Collection, featured Lana Del Rey, who covered Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris’ « Blue Velvet » song), Lulu & Co Spring/Summer 2014 (to describe this collection, Lulu Kennedy told : « I am probably David Lynch’s biggest fan, and « Mysteries of Love » on the « Blue Velvet » soundtrack really got me thinking about love »).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni


Posted by on April 28, 2014 in Cinema


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Jesús Rafael Soto

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The Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2014 Collection is influenced by kinetic art, especially the work of Jesús Rafael Soto.

Another Jesús Rafael Soto-inspired collection : Octavio Pizarro Spring/Summer 2014 (the prints of this collection, titled « From Soto to Soulages », are based on Jesús Rafael Soto).

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Posted by on April 15, 2014 in Art


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Bridget Riley

Dries Van Noten AW1415

Bridget Riley’s op art has influenced the Dries Van Noten Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Show.

Other Bridget Riley-inspired collections : Blumarine Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (to define the motifs of this show, Anna Molinari said, in the August 2010 issue of « French Numéro » : « the alternating black and white stripes create optical effects that remind me of the graphic works of M. C. Escher and Bridget Riley’s op art »), Ichiro Suzuki Menswear (this show, which was awarded « Fashion Collection of the Year » at Trieste’s 2012 International Talent Support competition, paid homage to op artists such as Bridget Riley), Jonathan Saunders Resort 2013 (to describe the disc-shaped motifs on a few dresses, Jonathan Saunders told « Vogue » that they were « a bit Bridget Riley, I suppose »), MILA Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (in this show, Mila Hermanovski partly referenced Bridget Riley’s way of playing with geometry), Noon By Noor Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (the patterns on the eveningwear were based on Bridget Riley’s optical art), Vionnet by Rodolfo Paglialunga Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (the backdrop of this presentation was a Bridget Riley-inspired black and white swirling motif).

Photo : Giovanni Giannoni


Posted by on March 30, 2014 in Art


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M. C. Escher

Holly Fulton AW1314The Holly Fulton Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show highlighted M. C. Escher-style geometric cubes.

Some M. C. Escher-influenced collections : Diane von Furstenberg Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (the black and white motifs in this show echo M. C. Escher’s drawings), Eley Kishimoto for Clarks Originals Spring/Summer 2013 (the « Desert Boots » that Eley Kishimoto customized for Clarks Originals are decorated with M. C. Escher-inspired motifs), Ichiro Suzuki (the menswear collection that Ichiro Suzuki presented in July 2012, as part of the 2012 International Talent Support competition, was inspired in part by M. C. Escher’s optical works), Issey Miyake by Dai Fujiwara Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (M. C. Escher influenced the optical illusion pieces of this collection), Jonathan Saunders Spring/Summer 2004 (this collection referenced, among other things, M. C. Escher’s optical works), Jonathan Saunders Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (partly inspired by M. C. Escher), Loewe by Stuart Vevers Spring/Summer 2012 (this collection, which featured M. C. Escher-influenced tile and lizard prints, celebrated the 75th anniversary of M. C. Escher’s trip to the Alhambra in Granada), Marco de Vincenzo Spring/Summer 2012 (some knitted dresses were reminiscent of M. C. Escher’s lithographs), Matthew Williamson Spring/Summer 2006 (some prints were based on M. C. Escher’s works), Narciso Rodriguez Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (M. C. Escher-inspired motifs), Neil Barrett Spring/Summer 2012 Menswear (some motifs were inspired by M. C. Escher), Paul & Joe® Resort 2013 (M. C. Escher-inspired patterns), Paul Smith Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Menswear (some knits evoke M. C. Escher’s works), Rag & Bone Spring/Summer 2012 (optical M. C. Escher-style motifs), Ter et Bantine Spring/Summer 2013 (M. C. Escher-style cube prints), Tomohiro Tokita (the sci-fi menswear collection that Tomohiro Tokita presented in 2010, when he was graduating at the Fashion department of Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts, featured M. C. Escher-influenced prints).

Furthermore, the James Lima-directed « Fallen Shadows » film (showcasing Prada’s Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 collection), screened on September 2008 in Prada’s Broadway Epicenter, partly took inspiration from M. C. Escher.

Photo : Filippo Fior / InDigital / GoRunway




Posted by on February 19, 2013 in Art


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Victor Vasarely

Marc Jacobs SS13 VasarelyThe checkerboards in the Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2013 Show echoed Victor Vasarely’s motifs.

Other Victor Vasarely-influenced collections : Ichiro Suzuki (the menswear collection that Ichiro Suzuki presented in July 2012, as part of the 2012 International Talent Support competition, was inspired in part by Victor Vasarely’s optical paintings), Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stéphane Rolland Couture Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (Victor Vasarely-inspired woven motifs), Jonathan Saunders Spring/Summer 2013 Menswear (Victor Vasarely-influenced pieces), Marie José Morato (in 2010, she developed a hologram jewelry line as an homage to Victor Vasarely), Orla Kiely Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (a printed top echoed Victor Vasarely’s paintings), Pedro Lourenço Spring/Summer 2011 (as a starting point of this collection, Pedro Lourenço stuck photocopies of Victor Vasarely’s paintings on his mood board), Pierre Hardy Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (Victor Vasarely-inspired optical print on leather hi-top sneakers), Pino Lancetti 1968 (Victor Vasarely-inspired collection), Ports 1961 Pre-Fall 2012 (Victor Vasarely-style prints).

Photo : Imaxtree




Posted by on January 11, 2013 in Art


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