Van Gogh didn’t do it

It was Louis Vuitton. The luxury brand has just launched a collaboration with Jeff Koons (and Da Vinci, Titian, Rubens and Van Gogh, indirectly). Louis Vuitton has unveiled its new line of bags and accessories today. “Masters” was created in collaboration with Jeff Koons, one of the most recognisable contemporary artists. The collection remixes known iconic artworks of the old masters… Read More

The World of Anna Sui

The Fashion and Textiles Museum has announced an exhibition of the most important and influential American designers – Anna Sui. It opens next month and will be the first-ever retrospective of designer’s work in UK. Beautiful present to celebrate 25 years in fashion. Anna Sui is an inspirational woman whose designs embrace the history of American pop culture and popular… Read More

#TFW Gucci

„That Feeling When” is a new Gucci social media campaign. To launch the Le Marché des Merveilles collection of watches, Gucci commissioned international artists to develop original memes. It’s just #amazing. The word “meme” was coined by the British biologist Richard Dawkins in 1976 to mean an “imitated thing.” For Dawkins, the word referred to pieces of language and culture… Read More

Fashion Bible

Today’s inspiration comes with probably the biggest fashion book-to-read. If there is any Fashion Bible, it’s definitely Phaidon’s “The Fashion Book”.  “The Fashion Book” is an essential A-to-Z guide to hundreds of artists, editors, models, photographers, designers, shops and all people influencing the fashion business. It features legends such as Coco Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld… Read More

Five Centuries of Style

An exhibition exploring five centuries of fashion and adornment will open this month. It’s a display tagged with plenty of famous names on the labels – see coronation robes alongside Dior couture and fancy dress costumes by Inigo Jones. This time it will not happen in London, but might also be a good reason for fashion-travel? The upcoming exhibition of… Read More

American Classics

Just 7 months and we are back to his story (Raf Simons as new CKlein?) Simons’ vision of Calvin Klein is starting to take shape with a brand new logo and his first collection “American Classics."  The Belgian designer joined Calvin Klein in August last year as a creative director. With Simons the big time of transformation has started.… Read More

You say you want a revolution?

Take a trip through seven revolutions in five extraordinary years from 1966 to 1970 thanks to V&A Museum. The 1960s changed everything, politics, art, music, sex, technology and fashion, of course. The exhibition explores that all. How have the finished and unfinished revolutions of the late 1960s changed the way we live today and think about the future? Revolution in youth identity,… Read More

So bad, it’s good

‘More is more, kitsch is king, sex is in and shyness is sin’ – last chance to visit “The Vulgar” exhibition at Barbican Art Gallery in London.  It’s really the last chance to see one of the most interesting fashion exhibition of 2016. Including work from Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Malcolm McLaren, Moschino and Gucci, “The… Read More

Chapeau bas

Dear readers, this is the first must-read book for 2017. “Fifty Hats That Changed the World” lists the top 50 hats and headwear that made a substantial impact in the world of fashion. From Monomakh’s Russian crown to Franc Fernandez’s 2010 Helmet Headpiece, that book explores the designs that turned heads over the years, chapeau bas. Hats can have three possible… Read More

How to dress well? They say they know. With that fun-pun we wish you a great Saturday and remind you of enjoying carnival.  p.s. If you like “How To Dress Well” there are more albums to listen! (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Zaha Hadid: Early Paintings and Drawings

She was known as “the Queen of the Curve” for her architectural innovation, but Zaha Hadid’s vision extended to extraordinary work in fashion, jewellery and footwear. With the first #inspirations this year we take you for an exhibition to London! The Serpentine Gallery in London presents an exhibition of paintings and drawings of the visionary architect Zaha Hadid. Hadid is widely regarded… Read More

Margiela. The Hermès Years

Anyone from Belgium up there? There is a great exhibition coming soon. The Fashion Museum MoMu in Antwerp will present Martin Margiela’s collection, that was never displayed before. “Groundbreaking deconstruction and timeless luxury”. MoMu, the fashion museum of the Province of Antwerp in Belgium, brings Margiela’s collection from 1997 to 2003 on display for the first time. Margiela’s work… Read More

Designer’s best friend

Partly sketchbook, partly encyklopedia. In “Fashionpedia” you find everything that a young designer might ever, ever need – from manufacturing and sewing to fashion history on 336 pages. So good to be back to Saturdays’ inspirations. “Fashionpedia” made by Vikki Yau, started as a Kickstarter project. The book is a visual fashion dictionary covering all the technical terms… Read More

Have you ever wondered how Gabrielle Chanel spent her vacation at an Austrian resort in 1954? Karl Lagerfeld did and he made a movie about it.  In a short film for Chanel “Reincarnation”, Karl Lagerfeld recounts a key episode in Gabrielle’s life. The time she spent her vacation at an Austrian resort in 1954, was… Read More

Everything is constructed, cast, hammered, sawed and finished in her studio. Artist Lane Walkup is our #art and around example of fashion-culture union. Inspired by the fluidity of minimal shapes and the chemistry behind metalwork, Lana pays special attention to detail, structure and fun. Her unique collection of hangers is so adorable, you wouldn’t like… Read More

Undressed at V&A Museum

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear Great chance to discover the fascinating and sometimes controversial story of underwear design opens today at Victoria and Albert Museum, London. From the 18th century to the present day, the exhibition discovers the evolution of underwear design. Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear features over 200 examples of underwear… Read More

Minimalism by Paul Jung

We love Saturdays for all those beautiful inspirations we find. However, Paul Jung is not particularly interested in traditional beauty. What do we know about him? Not much. Paul Jung is a young fashion photographer and art director, labelled by the biggest magazines as “the one to watch”. Born in Taiwan, Jung grew up in Australia, then… Read More

A piece of cake by Burberry

Literally. The fashion house have launched a new café at their flagship store at 121 Regent Street, London. Everything you find on the menu is the finest quality and all totally British. It’s not the first brand to open its flagship café. You remember cookies from Prada, right? (Cookies from Prada? Possible). Now it’s time… Read More

With our love to fashion & art liaison, we couldn’t stay indifferent to this collection. Well known interior designer and fashion doyenne Iris Apfel drew inspirations from Henri Matisse’s “Cut-Outs” to create a series of wonderful outfits, all in homage to the master of colour. Hard to believe she’s 92 years old!   (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Louis Vuitton and the passion of travelling. The Grand Palais in Paris presents “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton Exhibition”, that traces House of Louis Vuitton’s great journey from 1854 to today. It’s open to public until 21. February.  (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Marsala resigns for a softer take on color for 2016. For the first time, the blending of two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity are chosen as the Pantone Color of the Year.  For the first time Pantone introduces two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity as the Pantone Color of the Year 2016.  “Rose Quartz… Read More

X(mas) Man Superhero

A few tiny baubles and bobby pins sold as “Beard Baubles” can not save the world, but can make a change. This quirky-cool idea is not just a festive decoration for bearded men. The project goes much beyond just fun. The Beard Baubles were first created last December at the advertising agency Grey London, by designers… Read More

Jacqueline de Ribes in NY

Only three individuals have nabbed the honor to be exhibited solo at the Costume Institute at Metropolitan Museum of Art – Jackie Kennedy, Iris Apfel and Nan Kempner. Now she comes, the fourth big fashion icon – Jacqueline de Ribes.  Jacqueline de Ribes has been a member of the International Best Dressed List since 1962. She’s a French fashion icon, designer and businesswoman.… Read More

Shoes: pleasure or pain

Shoes: Pleasure or Pain fashion exhibition, V&A Museum, London  This is an exhibition for real shoes lovers. Over 200 pairs of shoes have been gathered from all around the world, from ancient Egyptian sandals decorated in pure gold leaf to hi-tech shoes created using a 3D printer, to be shown at V&A Museum. If you’re… Read More

We wrote about this unique Alexander McQueen exhibition already in May, but just after it’s over Victoria&Albert Museum releases some details. “Savage Beauty” was visited by 493,043 people and became V&A’s most visited exhibition ever. Wanna know more? See the video (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Is fashion art?

Yes, it is. This season we have no doubts, thanks to Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, that took this question very literally. Their latest collection is called “Wearable Art”. Why? Just see. The “Wearable Art” collection was shown at Palais de Tokyo in Paris during Haute Couture AW15. Models were wearing dresses made from wooden… Read More

Can you guess which Resort 2016 look is that?

Instagram artist, Gretchen Roehrs, created a unique fashion illustrations of Resort 2016 looks. Few fine lines of ink and a bit of fresh cabbage was highly enough to sketch Givenchy. What else she illustrated, check it out here. San Francisco-based artist was invited by Harper’s Bazaar to reinterpret four Resort looks from Givenchy, Sonia Rykiel, Wes Gordon… Read More