Inspired Inspirations

Sometimes designers are forthcoming about their inspirations, other times not. Either way, the Tumblr 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 think alike…

Alexander McQueen fall 2016 + Moon and Stars by MissQuiteContrary

J.W. Anderson resort 2016 + tulip fields in Lisse, Netherlands

Roksanda resort 2016 + Olkiluoto series (cyan) by Phil Ashcroft

Gucci spring 2016 + split leaf philodendron

Zac Posen + Infinity Mirrored Room by Yayoi Kusama

AF Vandervorst spring 2015 + black rock cave

Versace fall 2015 + The Palms Motel in Portland, Oregon

Givenchy spring 2016 (backstage) + Shéhérazade by René Magritte

Pucci fall 2013 + Constellations by Nikki Strange

Valentino men’s fall 2015 + artwork by Esther Stewart

Giles spring 2016 + purple orchid bouquet by Blumarie

Louis Vuitton spring 2012 + Blonde Wearing a Lace Collar by Chantal Joffe

Christopher Kane fall 2007 + Hong Kong at night

Chanel couture spring 2016 + A Pathway in Monet’s Garden, Giverny by Claude Monet

Balenciaga fall 2013 + painting by Wout Werensteijn

Marco de Vincenzo spring 2016 + Laguna Colorada, Bolivia by Klaus Lang

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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