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

Leave a comment