#FashionWeek 3 Uppermosts Menswear Spring 2016 London @BFC #LCM ft. @WorldMcQueen @JW_ANDERSON @ktz_official

Here are some Menswears collections that inspire me in Spring 2016 / London. You can see other collections on my Pinterest or on my #FashionWeek

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#ThrowbackFashion Raffia Dress designed by Alexander @WorldMcQueen in Paris, made in Italy, 2000

The Raffia Dress, 2000
Alexander McQueen, born 1969 – died 2010

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Asymmetrical dress made of black and white “tweed-woven” rayon. The bodice is off the shoulders and sleeveless. The waist is gathered on an elastic band. The skirt flares on one side only and is longer and pointed at the back.

#ThrowbackFashion Raffia Dress designed by Alexander McQueen in Paris, made in Italy, 2000-2011EN2372_jpg_l

Length: 130 cm, Width: 89 cm

also called the “Raffia Dress”

Historical significance: An interpretation of Balenciaga‘s geometrical cut. Interesting new version of British traditional tweed. This dress is also called the “Raffia Dress” because of the physical aspect of the fabric.

#ThrowbackFashion Raffia Dress designed by Alexander McQueen in Paris, made in Italy, 2000-2011EN2373_jpg_l

By deconstructing the dress’s traditional silhouette Alexander McQueen challenges tradition. Here McQueen employs a sculptural shape that while exquisitely constructed, emphasises a disconcerting asymmetry. Thus in McQueen’s hands the dress has moved well beyond a conventional interpretation of a wardrobe staple. McQueen graduated from Central St. Martin’s School of Art in 1992, before launching his own label in 1994. He has developed a reputation for imaginative, bold design, which is combined with an in-depth knowledge of tailoring, owing to the training he received at the Savile Row tailor Anderson & Sheppard.

Here are some creative projects that inspire me in Victoria and Albert Museum Archive. You can see other projects on my Pinterest or on my #ThrowbackFashion.

#ThrowbackFashion Kiss of death, black satin bonnet with pheasant feathers, designed by Jo Gordan, Britain, 1994

Kiss of Death – Bonnet, 1994 
Jo Gordan, born 1967

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Jo Gordon has taken the traditional structure of a poke bonnet to extremes. The long, menacing feathers project forward over two feet in a tunnel-like brim, which almost obscures the face. Gordon initially trained as a fine artist, studying sculpture at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen. She then undertook a two-year millinery course at the Royal College of Art. After 1995 Gordon branched out into knitwear, an area in which she continues to specialise and experiment.

#ThrowbackFashion Kiss of death, black satin bonnet with pheasant feathers, designed by Jo Gordan, Britain, 1994-2008BU3474_jpg_l

Dimensions
Height: 170 mm, Width: 240 mm, Depth: 700 mm

#ThrowbackFashion Kiss of death, black satin bonnet with pheasant feathers, designed by Jo Gordan, Britain, 1994-2006BC8675_jpg_l

Here are some creative projects that inspire me in Victoria and Albert Museum Archive. You can see other projects on my Pinterest or on my #ThrowbackFashion.

#ThrowbackFashion Mainbocher Corset, Paris, 1939 by Horst P. Horst via @VogueMagazine – September 1939

Vogue – September 1939
By: Horst P. Horst  (American/German, 1906–1999)

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Horst P. Horst reveals a strikingly sexy pose in this photograph, which appeared in the September 15, 1939, Vogue. Seen from behind, a model sits on a wooden bench, looking down through her arms. She wears a back-lacing corset by Detolle for Mainbocher. Horst treats her body like a living sculpture, and this piece is as much a figure study as an image of a quotidian bit of lingerie.

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Horst P. Horst (American/German, 1906–1999) started gaining acclaim in the pages of British Vogue fashion photography in the early 1930s, after meeting photographer Cecil Beaton (British, 1904–1980). The elegance in which Horst captured his subjects made him influential among a generation of photographers, including Bruce Weber (American, b.1946). A photographer for Coco Chanel for over three decades, Horst was strongly supported by members of the fashion community, including the prominent fashion editor Diana Vreeland. In addition to his fashion shots and portraiture, Horst photographed landscapes, architectural interiors, and still lifes throughout his career. Embraced by the art world, Horst began exhibiting his work in significant art galleries as early as 1932, and continued throughout his career. In 1989, Horst received the Lifetime Achievement Award of The Council of Fashion Designers of America, and in 1996, the Master of Photography Award from ICP, New York. His has been exhibited at the Fortuny Palace, Venice (1989), the Louvre, Paris (1991), the Museum Ludwig Cologne (1992), the National Portrait Gallery, London (2001), and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2007).

Here are some creative projects that inspire me in Condé Nast Collection. You can see other projects on my Pinterest or on my #ThrowbackFashion.

#ThrowbackFashion Organdie strapless dress ‘Seashell’ with a flared asymmetrical skirt, designed by John @GallianOfficial, Great Britain, 1988

Seashell Dress, 1988
John Galliano, born 1960

John Galliano is celebrated for his ingenious approach to dress design. Evoking the crisp and sculptural qualities of scallop shells, this dress has a circular petal skirt composed of concentric rows of overlapping and meandering bands of bias-cut organdie. The strapless, boned bodice is relieved by a deep cummerbund of checked cotton.

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Physical description
White organdie strapless dress with a flared asymmetrical skirt. Accessorised with a green and white checked cotton sash. Bias cut organdie with boned bodice.

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Materials and Techniques
Bias cut organdie with a boned bodice and cotton sash

#ThrowbackFashion Seashell Dress, 1988 - John Galliano-2006AU1677_jpg_l - Copy

Here are some creative projects that inspire me in Victoria and Albert Museum Archives. You can see other projects on my Pinterest or on my #ThrowbackFashion.

Photo: collections.vam.ac.uk

Au @MuseeMcCord‎: Grace Kelly – Au-delà de l’icône, une exposition inédite pour la princesse en vous!

Du 6 juin au 6 octobre 2013, Musée McCord présente l’exposition De Philadelphie à Monaco : Grace Kelly – Au-delà de l’icône. Cette exposition est produite par le Grimaldi Forum Monaco en collaboration avec le Musée McCord. Elle est basée sur une exposition réalisée par le Victoria and Albert Museum à Londres.

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