Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Art of Fashion

I've had a couple of entries emphasizing fashion as an art form. Now, fashion is taking art on as its inspiration. Check these prints coming our way in the spring!

Some of you may know of Yves St. Laurent's day dress interpretation of the work of Mondrian from 1965. So, this combination of art and fashion has been a long time established!

But let's look a little more currently.

The work of Vincent Van Gogh, though thoroughly under-appreciated during his own time, is probably one of the most, if not the top, symbol of fine art that our era knows.

And Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy have decided to procure his imagery for their 2012 spring line.

Following suit, Jil Sander designer Raf Simons has referenced Picasso's modernist ceramics for their spring line.

The blurred florals and emphasis on lavenders and greens from Monet's Waterlilies were referenced in Sportmax's spring line.

Floral headpieces, dangling earrings, and structured masculine-feminine silhouettes at Moschino draw inspiration from Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo.

Finally, Dior has paired up with German painter-sculptor Anselm Reyle to create a 40-piece collection of clutches, platform shoes, makeup, and nail polish.

"Art is at the center of our brand," says Delphine Arnault, deputy general manager of Dior.

Gotta love acknowledged appreciation like that. :)

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