The Maxime Simoëns Spring/Summer 2015 Show was partly inspired by Nicolas de Staël’s color combinations.
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Titian was one of the references of the Maya Hansen Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Show, titled « Queens of Spain ».
Other Titian-influenced collections : Chalayan Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (paintings by artists such as Titian were projected on the backdrop of this show, entitled « Rise »), Giorgio Armani Autumn/Winter 2003-2004 (the colors of this collection referenced Titian’s work), Vivienne Westwood Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 (the hair of this show, styled by Sam McKnight, was based on Titian’s paintings).
Moreover, in October 2004, Missoni presented the exhibition « Missoni and Titian : Color and Light from the Venetian Renaissance to 20th-Century Fashion », at the Mazzucchelli Museum, in Ciliverghe di Mazzano.
The Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Couture Spring/Summer 2008 Show, which paid homage to ballet, was inspired by the cold perversity in Ray Caesar’s paintings, and by Edgar Degas’ depictions of ballerinas.
To read about other Edgar Degas-influenced collections, search for the « Edgar Degas » post that I have published on August 17, 2012.
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Wassily Kandinsky’s color theory inspired the Junya Watanabe Spring/Summer 2015 Show.
Other Wassily Kandinsky-influenced collections : Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2012 (this show was based on Wassily Kandinsky’s clean lines and colors, and on the Bauhaus), Carlos Sobral Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (« Wassily Kandinsky » jewelry and accessories collection), Christophe-Alexandre Docquin (the bridal dresses that Christophe-Alexandre Docquin has designed, especially for his Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 collection, are sometimes decorated with Wassily Kandinsky-influenced patterns, handpainted by Véronique Petit), Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2007 (this show featured Wassily Kandinsky-style colored crystal mesh motifs on some pieces), Genny Autumn/Winter 2000-2001 (the colors paid tribute to Wassily Kandinsky’s paintings), Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2000 (the colors and the lines of this collection drew inspiration from Wassily Kandinsky), Lefranc-Ferrant Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (some floral motifs echoed Wassily Kandinsky’s paintings), Louise Goldin Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (some knits evoked Wassily Kandinsky’s op-art works), Malo Spring/Summer 2010 (Kandinsky’s vibrant color palette inspired this collection), Pino Lancetti 1973 (this collection paid homage to Wassily Kandinsky), Roseanna (« Kandinsky » motifs on the « Whamy » silk dresses that Roseanna has created for the Bon Marché’s Roseanna X Mini Me Rive Gauche mother / daughter collection, launched on August 30, 2014), Sass & Bide Resort 2012 (this collection, titled « A Winning Day », was partly based on Wassily Kandinsky’s abstract art).
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Francisco Goya was one of the references of the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2007 Show, titled « Sarabande ».
Other Francisco Goya-influenced collections : Diane von Furstenberg Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (Francisco Goya was one of the inspirations of this show), Dior by John Galliano Couture Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 (one pattern paid homage to Francisco Goya’s painting), Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2014 (Francisco Goya was one of the influences for the ruffles of this collection), Elisabeth de Senneville Spring/Summer 1989 (some motifs reproduced Francisco Goya’s « The Nude Maja / La maja desnuda »), Emilio de la Morena Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 (Francisco Goya’s 1797 « Portrait of the Duchess of Alba » was the starting point of this collection), Marchesa Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (Francisco Goya’s 1783 « Portrait of Maria Teresa de Vallabriga on horseback / Retrato de Maria Teresa de Vallabriga a caballo » inspired this show), Nathan Jenden Autumn/Winter 2006-2007 (« the drama of a Goya silhouette » influenced this collection).
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Other collections inspired by Jean Cocteau’s art : Bruno Pieters Autumn/Winter 2005-2006 (this collection was influenced by Jean Cocteau and Art Deco), Catherine Malandrino Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 (this show featured a pattern, showcasing 2 profiles, turning into a vase, originally designed by Jean Cocteau for Schiaparelli), Franck Sorbier Couture Spring/Summer 2007 (the « eye » strapless dress was based on Jean Cocteau), Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Pre-Fall 2014 (the starting point of this collection was a lithograph by Jean Cocteau, titled « Je me souviens de l’avenir / I remember the future »), John Galliano Spring/Summer 2011 (one outfit of this Maria Lani-inspired show evoked the portrait of Maria Lani that Jean Cocteau painted).
Photo : Courtesy of Jean Paul Gaultier