From street murals and graffiti to tribal African art, to art nouveau, to abstract art, to… ART was a huge inspiration for Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collections.
While Harper’s Bazaar, French Vogue and Elle UK call one of the hottest trends of the upcoming season: “Pop Art”, “Art Fest” and “Fashion is My Art” respectively, both Elle Singapore and Style.com Arabia title it “Art Pop”.
Karl Lagerfeld, who used “Do What U Want” from Lady Gaga’s album ARTPOP for the Chanel SS14 fashion show, transformed the Grand Palais into a gigantic hangar of paintings and sculptures, all 75 made by himself. His inspiration for the eye-popping palette below (with 150 different tones!) came from a 19th century sample board by Royal Talens, a company which produces oil paints for artists.
Miuccia Prada fell for the political street art of Los Angeles, Mexico and South America.
Sarah Burton’s inspiration for Alexander McQueen collection comes from the many progressive art movements of the early 20th centurt – a mix of primitive shapes, graphic forms and bold colour.
Phoebe Philo‘s Céline collection is influenced by graffiti through the medium of Brassaï’s photographs.
Andrew Gn, who always says: “If you cannot have it on your wall, you can wear it on yourself”, was inspired by modern art, in particular by Gio Ponti, Carlo Mollino, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso and Peter Doig.
Jean-Charles de Castelbajac went for a vibrant exploration of his own art.
Aquilano.Rimondi turned to Paul Gauguin as an inspiration for their latest outing. And I could go on and on…
Are you ready for fashion’s most creative season? Get the palette out! #ARTPOP
Elle Singapore give their own personal artsy touch to their Art Pop issue, featuring a selection of stunning stitched illustrations by Evelin Kasikov.