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Fashion Inspired By Art

For Spring / Summer 2012, fashion takes a masterclass from the world of art.

The Spring / Summer 2012 collections were ablaze with artistic references. At Rodarte, Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ and ‘Starry Night’ were exquisitely printed onto 50’s inspired dresses, creating breathtakingly beautiful & quite simply stunning result.

Giles Deacon drew inspiration from Andy Warhol’s ‘Silver Clouds’. Raf Simons equally created an extraordinary fashion-art moment when he turned to Picasso ceramics for a modernist take on knitwear at Jil Sander.

Sculptors were also a great reference of inspiration. At Burberry, Christopher Bailey found inspiration in the work of sculptor Henry Moore. While Mary Katrantzou explored the work of John Chamberlain’s crushed-car sculptures. Aluminium cans substituted for car parts in her beautiful abstract creations. Minimalist sculptor, Richard Serra’s metal structures were the starting point for Nicole and Michael Colovos first runway collection for Helmut Lang.

Meanwhile, Dries Van Noten collaborated with photographer James Reeve, using imagery from his Lightscapes series.

I believe fashion is an art form – especially in the case of Haute Couture. Do you see Fashion as an art form all it’s own? I would love to hear your thoughts. xx

 

Photos from fashion.telegraph.co.uk

Espresso News

ESPRESSO SHOT OF NEWS

Thursday Fashion Shot

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An Amazing Magazine Cover – Vogue Paris, August 2011

Lara Stone graces the striking Vogue Paris, August 2011 cover. As Emmanuelle Alt’s fourth edition as Editor-In-Chief, the cover is a cinematic fashion moment! Stone wears a Haider Ackermann Fall 2011 coat and can be seen peering off into the distance on a Californian beach. Love the juxtaposition of the sandy beach with Stone’s unattainable glamorous beauty! Definitely one of my favourite covers of the year!

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Vintage Gucci Advertising

This year marks the 90th Anniversary of Gucci. To celebrate the extensive heritage of this renowned Italian label, Gucci has reissued its very first ad from 1922 as part of the ‘Forever Now’ campaign. Set to appear next to the vintage ad will be a photograph of Aldo Gucci from 1955, standing in front of the first Gucci store in Rome on Via Condotti.  Aldo Gucci was the son Gucci founder, Guccio Gucci. The ‘Forever Now’ campaign, now in its fourth instalment, celebrates the quality, craftsmanship and heritage of Gucci.

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‘Burberry Body’ – Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

The first campaign image for Burberry’s new fragrance for women, Burberry Body, has been released featuring the impeccably beautiful Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Huntington-Whiteley wears only an iconic rose gold satin trench coat in the shot which is sure to stop traffic. Burberry Body will launch in over 150 countries from September 1st.

Of Burberry Body, Christopher Bailey, Chief Creative Officer, has said:  “Burberry Body is the most exciting launch that we have ever created and captures the iconic spirit of the brand today in a striking and sensual way. Rosie’s effortless style and her staggering beauty made her the natural choice as the first Burberry Body.”

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New Creative Directors At Kenzo

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, have been named as the new Creative Directors for Kenzo. The duo was previously behind dynamic label Opening Ceremony, which they started in 2002. Pierre-Yves Roussel, Chairman and CEO of the Fashion Division of LVMH, has said of the new appointment:

“Humberto and Carol will bring their fresh creative talent and innovative approach to Kenzo to rejuvenate this iconic brand. I am confident that they will leverage the unique contemporary & lifestyle spirit of the Brand to position it ideally for an ambitious development.”

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Tom Ford Officially On The London Fashion Week Schedule

This will be the first season Tom Ford will present his collection during London Fashion Week as part of the British Fashion Council’s official LFW schedule. Previously for his Autumn / Winter 2011 / 12 collection, Ford hosted a small gathering of key press only.

Other big names who recently returned to London Fashion Week include; Burberry Prorsum (returned from Milan for S/S 2010) as well as Temperley London, Matthew Williamson and Jonathan Saunders (who all returned from previous showings in New York).

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Happy Thursday! xx

Photos from fashiongonerogue.com / fashion.telegraph.co.uk / google images

Fashion

Monday Loving…

Burberry ‘April Showers’ Campaign

Celebrating Britain’s Unpredictable Weather…

Burberry Brit’s ‘April Showers’ Collection

Starring Cara Delevingne and Seb Brice, Burberry’s ‘April Showers’ campaign is simply stunning. Beautifully capturing the models’ movement and those delicious heavy rain drops – the photography, styling and models are all divine!

Falling within the Burberry Brit collection; this campaign showcases the essential mid-season pieces, including; the renowned Burberry trench coat, outerwear, denim, kits and the iconic Burberry striped bags.

Love the stunning imagery and how the brand has embraced both its British heritage and the surrounding uncontrollable environment, i.e. rainy April showers.

Rainy days… Burberry says bring them on!

What are you loving this Monday? xx