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