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Fashion Inspired By Art

For Spring / Summer 2012, fashion takes a masterclass from the world of art.

The Spring / Summer 2012 collections were ablaze with artistic references. At Rodarte, Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ and ‘Starry Night’ were exquisitely printed onto 50’s inspired dresses, creating breathtakingly beautiful & quite simply stunning result.

Giles Deacon drew inspiration from Andy Warhol’s ‘Silver Clouds’. Raf Simons equally created an extraordinary fashion-art moment when he turned to Picasso ceramics for a modernist take on knitwear at Jil Sander.

Sculptors were also a great reference of inspiration. At Burberry, Christopher Bailey found inspiration in the work of sculptor Henry Moore. While Mary Katrantzou explored the work of John Chamberlain’s crushed-car sculptures. Aluminium cans substituted for car parts in her beautiful abstract creations. Minimalist sculptor, Richard Serra’s metal structures were the starting point for Nicole and Michael Colovos first runway collection for Helmut Lang.

Meanwhile, Dries Van Noten collaborated with photographer James Reeve, using imagery from his Lightscapes series.

I believe fashion is an art form – especially in the case of Haute Couture. Do you see Fashion as an art form all it’s own? I would love to hear your thoughts. xx

 

Photos from fashion.telegraph.co.uk

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A Fashionable Cause

Pudsey Bear Style Makeover

Pudsey Bear has undergone a style makeover by some of London’s leading names in fashion.

The BBC Children in Need Charity has launched the Designer Pudsey Collection, which sees several of London’s most coveted designers create their own iconic Pudsey.

Bringing their own unique style and aesthetic to this lovely Bear, the Designer Pudsey Collection will raise money for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. Designers involved include: Katie Hillier, Jonathan Saunders, House of Holland, Giles, Mulberry and Erdem, amongst others.

The traditional yellow Pudsey now wears silver laser-cut leather by Giles Deacon and buttercup cheery florals by Erdem. Of working with Pudsey, Erdem said: “It is a cause I believe in and it was fun to work with Pudsey. He was very pleasant!”

The couture bears will be on display at Liberty London until November 19th. The bears will meanwhile be auctioned for the BBC Children in Need Charity online hereYou can start bidding on these one-of-a-kind bears there now.

Now a leader in the style stakes, Pudsey Bear is putting his best paw forward!

 

Photos from vogue.co.uk