Felix Vallotton

suno & vallotton

i was happily browsing the fall 2011 suno collection, all the while thinking – “paintings. just like paintings. the colour. the patterns. aaah, paintings.” (tricky translating my thoughts, but that was the jist of it) and then i read the review,

There aren’t many designers willing to admit to being inspired by old ladies, but Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty went there for Fall. They said they were specifically interested in the way the granny class accumulates things with a seeming disregard for trends or faddishness. “It’s an exploration of timelessness,” Beatty explained of the collection. But there was nothing fusty or old-fashioned about the wallpaper prints or the geometric motifs, which were informed by the work of a pair of painters, Peter Doig and Félix Vallotton.

seriously! vallotton, specifically, is an absolute favourite of mine. so… you know – this had to be done.

runway images courtesy of style.com

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portrait love

portraits! oh, my favourite things.

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Faustine Léo, 1842 – by  Charles-Ernest-Rodolphe-Henri Lehmann

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Eva Gonzales, self portrait

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Helene Schjerfbeck, self portrait

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Felix Vallotton, self portrait

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Homme de Savièse, 1903 – by Ernest Bieler

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Emile d’Erlanger, 1924 – by Romaine Brooks

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by Ivan G. Olinsky, 1942

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by David Gauld, 1893

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by Leon Kroll, 1962

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by Alan Feltus, 1980

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