Desperately Seeking Designer Inspirations

Sometimes designers are forthcoming about their inspirations, sometimes not. Either way, a newish Tumblr page, Where I See Fashion, offers possible explanations. Bianca Luini, a budding designer based in Milan, casts a net far and wide to match runway collections and magazine editorials with their visual doubles from the realms of art, design, photography, nature, and so on — confirming that great minds indeed think alike…

Givenchy fall 2015 + Giudizio Universale (detail) by Luca Signorelli

Walter Van Beirendonck fall 2015 + Femme à La Resille by Pablo Picasso (1938)

Rick Owens spring 2009 + view of Col de la Brenva, Mont Blanc, photo by Asmus Nørreslet

Alexander McQueen fall 2013 + Winter Palace (Ermitage Museum) in St. Petersburg, Russia

Céline fall 2013 + forest with green moss

Dior couture spring 2015 + Burning Off by Jerri Finch (2011)

Alexander Wang spring 2015 + La Vague (IKB 160 C) by Yves Klein

Alexander McQueen spring 2011 + painting by Michele De Agostini

Iris Van Herpen spring 2012 + old tree bark

Valentino couture spring 2014 + Adam and Eve by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1526)

Dolce & Gabbana fall 2014 + interior of the Duomo di Monreale in Sicily, Italy

Raf Simons spring 2015 + Mount Fuji in Clear Weather by Hokusai

Chanel spring 2015 + Swan Lake by Megan Weston

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