Sessilee Lopez and Anna Maria Jagodzinska by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia, October 2008
Italian contemporary artist Livio Scarpella series ‘Ghost Underground’ (Bless Soul / Soul Damned) : Inspired by the works of Rococo sculptor Antonio Corradini’s (1668-1752) veiled ladies.
Rosa Elena García Echave - Rossy de Palma
Adau Mornyang for Imute Magazine by Weareadventurers
(via lilymcdonaldson)Africa Fashion & Art Week
To Live On by Min Jeong Seo
“The stalks these flowers are already dried up but their blossoms are preserved and kept fresh by the medical infusion bags. The life-span of every living creature is limited.The infusion bags stand for the progress in medicine and the prolongation of human life.They somehow carry an ambivalent message as they refer to both death and life an the same time. Both states are immanent here. To preserve the beauty of the flowers artifically with the help of the infusion bags points out man’s inclination to repress the fact having to die and to postpone death.”
NOT ORDINARY FASHION
The idea of getting “dressed to kill” (or be killed) originated with bullfighters. Are you for one second surprised that for Dolce & Gabbana, Spain is the new Sicily? Those two points on the compass share a wealth of inspirations for Domenico and Stefano. Today there were a black net sheath, a black corset paired with thigh-high black stockings, a black jacket and pencil skirt combination that had the sexy severity of the racy widow—all of it adding up to enough Catholic guilt to choke a pope. There were also flamenco polka dots.
But at the same time, the corrida opened up a new world of possibilities for the designers. The silhouette and embellishment of a matador’s jacket inspired an entire passage of the collection. It was aired with rompers to bring it up to this decade. Then there was the color red: the color of blood in the bullring, the color of the carnations that were Domenico’s mother’s favorite flowers. They were embroidered everywhere, but were most effective as the streamlined adjunct to a body-conscious striped top.
The show was huge, but inside, fighting to get out, was a straightforward story of leggy silhouettes, romantic full skirts, and ornate embellishment on simple shapes. The finale nailed that. The Dolce army marched in white bullfighter shirts and high-waisted, embroidered shorts in red duchesse. Olé!
I couldn’t have said it any better!
By Tim Walker
Imperial RussiaThe splendid court dresses of two eldest daughters of the last Tsar, Grand Duchesses Olga and Tatiana of Russia, in 1913
Roberto Cavalli Spring 2015 RTW
Winter Landscape (pendant), gold, enamel, glass, diamonds and a grey pearl by Lalique
Bon chic Bon genre