THE GARDENS THAT INSPIRE FASHIONCulture
Observing nature enables a designer to incorporate new elements into their designs, inspire trends and change the future of fabric.
There is an abundance of culture to be discovered from nature, from the array of organic colours that can be appreciated from a single flower, to the patterns noted in trees.
So, with the world moving towards a sustainable and eco-friendly focus, we decided to better understand why and how gardens inspire the big brands in fashion from across the word throughout their collections and their approach to design.
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Christian Dior spent most of his childhood in Villa Les Rhumbs, a seaside house near Granville in Normandy, whose gardens were transformed into the lushest of Edens by Christian’s mother, Madeleine. This natural inspiration undoubtedly inspired his love for organic colours and pursuit for delivering beautiful garments.
Nevertheless, it took Dior a few years to find his own private rural retreat. After winning sudden fame with his haute couture designs in Paris, he longed for a permanent country residence to which he could escape, fleeing the hype and pressure that was rapidly building around his brand. With the help of friends, he eventually found Le Moulin du Coudret, near Milly-la-Forêt, just an hour outside Paris.
Today the garden is now part of the Musée Christian Dior, but is still inescapably the garden of a young Dior, with swathes of lily-of-the-valley, his favourite flower, tucked away in shady corners.
The Majorelle Garden is a two and half acre botanical garden and artist’s landscape garden in Marrakech, Morocco. It was created by the French Orientalist artist, Jacques Majorelle over almost forty years, starting in 1923, and features a Cubist villa designed by the French architect, Paul Sinoir in the 1930s.
The property was the residence of the artist and his wife from 1923 until their divorce in the 1950s. In the 1980s, the property was purchased by the fashion designers, Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé who worked to restore it.
Today, the garden and villa complex is open to the public. The villa houses the Islamic Art Museum of Marrakech, the Berber Museum and has recently opened the Yves Saint Laurent Museum.
You maybe surprised to learn about the Gucci Garden which is inside the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia, housed the Gucci Museo.
Conceived by creative director Alessandro Michele, the newly designed space features a store with one-of-a-kind items, the Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura a restaurant by three-Michelin-star chef and the Gucci Garden Galleria exhibition rooms curated by critic Maria Luisa Frisa.
Far from simply a museum, the three-storey Gucci Garden now boasts an exhibition space, a restaurant helmed by three-Michelin-star chef Massimo Bottura and a boutique stocking exclusive and dedicated merchandise, inspired by natural shapes, colours and fabrics.
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Ну что там говорить, Флоренция – ты чудо. Мы опять не достоялись в галерею Уффици, не попали в ботанический сад Лоренцо Медичи, не поднялись на колокольню Джотто, не нашли аутентичный блошиный рынок, и в любом другом городе это был бы провал, а не поездка. Но только не здесь. Здесь же любой двор – это густой зелёный сад с фресками 15-го века, здесь с кофейни в отеле на крыше открывается вид не хуже, чем с колокольни, здесь в любом винтажном магазине полно ориджинал гуччи, диор, луи виттон. К тому же доза искусства и так оказывается слишком высокой в твоей крови, да и наблюдать за местными в тратториях, послушать концик итальянской музыки в парке и залипнуть в музее Гуччи оказалось намного интересней очередей в галерею)