W Magazine July 2011 Designers and their muses

Every artist or designer takes inspiration from their muses. I love worki ng with designers and I never restrict them. You will never hear me say.. “Gusto ko ganito, ganyan, ganito…” I ususaly give them a feeling, emotion, event then sabay “bahala ka na.”

For example for Martin during my last Europe trip, sabi ko isipin mo si Marie Antoinette nagpipicnic anong susuotin nya. Or anong suot ng babae na nasa Venice the day na makita nya ang the one.

For Rajo naman is so much easier, i just go Gusto ko fierce na softness. Sya na nagsasabi ng emotions or situation like “Ok, I got it… Think olden times, very soft like a medieval princess (syempre sosyal ang explanation.. si RAJO eh! haha).

Like for the recent Terno Ball, I just told Kermit. Panty, slit, think if Imelda was born year 3000. Yun ang suot nya. (yes, we took the panty guidleines from French Vogue of Giselle)

So depende nalang sa inyo yan kung Giselle Bundchen ang tingin nyo or ALMA for LOVELINESS ang tangga ko. haha!

So again, here are the designers and their muses for W magazine.

 

FLORENCE WELCH & FRIDA GIANNINI

“I was captivated by her eccentric style and her willingness to dare,” says Giannini, Gucci’s creative director, who designed Welch’s costumes for her current tour—and also took inspiration from her for the label’s fall 2011 collection. “She embodies the cinematic allure and seductive power that is its essence.”

 

DIPLO & ALEXANDER WANG

“That kind of craziness is what I like about him,” says Wang, who made Diplo the frontman in ads for his T men’s wear line this past spring—a gig that has become a useful icebreaker for the single artist. “Before, I’d talk to girls about my music and they’d say, ‘Yeah, that’s cool,’” he says. “Now I tell them I’m in the Alex Wang ads, and they want to have my children.”


 

DONATELLA VERSACE & M.I.A

“Her music and style seemed so fresh and innovative,” recalls the designer.

Before the shoot for this portrait, for instance, the 36-year-old singer—who once cited Libyan President Moammar Qaddafi as a fashion icon (“I’d love to raid his wardrobe,” she noted)—insisted on two-tone lips and floral nail art, and wanted the tips of her platinum locks dyed a vivid coral. As Versace puts it: “She is a total artist.”

 

KANYE WEST & RODARTE

“It’s one of the most incredible shows you’ll ever see,” says Kate (above, right). “I think it’s because he’s such a visual artist as well.” Since he stepped up to the mic with his 2004 debut The College Dropout, the 34-year-old rapper and producer’s nonstop musical evolution has continued apace with his interest in all things aesthetic: from art and design to his devotion to fashion—usually the latest looks, remixed with characteristic hip-hop bravura. “That mixing of art forms and genres,” says Laura, “that’s something I respond to.”

 

JANELLE MONAE & KARL LAGERFELD

“It’s transcendent—it never goes out of style,” she explains, adding that she prefers for the color to come out in her performance. And to see her standing beside Lagerfeld, the two of them dressed like twins in their signature starched suits, it is clear she has found a kindred spirit. “We liked each other from the first second on,” says the designer. “Not just because of our style, but also the name: Janelle rhymes with Chanel, no?”

 

YOKO ONO & PROENZA SCHOULER

“We’re really attracted to independent spirits, people who don’t follow trends,” says Lazaro Hernandez (above, right), who designs Proenza Schouler with Jack McCollough. “Yoko pretty much personifies that.” The irrepressible 78-year-old artist, musician, and icon is no follower of fashion. “I don’t know what the term means,” she states. “I just pick what suits me.” Over the years, what has suited Ono’s restless spirit has evolved. “We’re really inspired by the way she looked in the Sixties and Seventies,” says Hernandez. “That long hair was pretty spectacular.”

 

GEORGE CRAIG & CHRISTOPHER BAILEY

 

“For me, George embodies the modern British look,” says Bailey, Burberry’s creative director, of the frontman of the British indie rock group One Night Only. Craig also fronted Burberry’s spring 2010 ad campaign, alongside actress Emma Watson, the 21-year-old heartthrob’s now ex-flame. When Craig and his bandmates first started playing together at age 12, they often performed Beatles covers, which helps explain his look: Chelsea boots, skinny silhouette, signature mop-top. “That whole era inspires my style,” says Craig, who is at work on the band’s third album. “I try to keep that vibe going.”

 

 

ESPERANZA SPALDING & FRANCISCO COSTA

“I make little compositions,” she explains. Lately her look has assumed what she describes as a “quirky, pseudo-intellectual” vibe, pieced together with fitted jackets and ties accessorized with a wild afro.

Cute noh? I like designer and muses segments. I did one beofre for VEEJAY FLORESCA. Pero ni labanan lang ako ni VEEJAY SA PAG POSE!

Check it out here! https://www.divinemlee.com/post/4200429356/sense-and-style-april-2011

Much love,

D

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