Following his Inspirations exhibition at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Dries van Noten’s Spring 2015 RTW collection was inspired by John Everett Millais’ Ophelia and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The models showed the collection in a magical setting and walking on carpet created by Argentinean artist Alexandra Kehayoglou. Next year, Inspirations will move to MOMU in Antwerp, Belgium.
Image: Dries van Noten (Spring 2015 RTW), John Everett Millais’ Ophelia (1851-52)
i-donline favourite designers recalled particular shows that sticked to their brain. On that, Harriet Vine (Tatty Devine) said:
"…Hussein Chalayan’s ‘Afterwords’, for autumn/winter 2000 shown in London. I had just graduated from a Fine Art Ba at Chelsea College of Art and Rosie and I had just started doing Tatty Devine. This show had spectacle, the unexpected, and disbelief. I love it when fashion rises up into the magic place where it can astound you. Craftsmanship, inventiveness and originality shone out, but most of all it was so cool."
.@AEROSYNLEX his work covers commercial and fine art ranging from Kenzo to Kanye.
Photography duo inezandvinoodh are the guest editors of Aperture Magazine’s fashion issue. Shooting campaigns for Chanel, Givenchy and Herve Leger, the Dutch fashion photographers selected icons such as Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber, emerging street photographer Daniel Arnold, and Richard Hamilton’s Fashion-Plate for the magazine cover (image).
Following a career in fashion design, ArtEZ graduate @MartineJohanna fully focused on her autonomous work in 2008. With her art, she explores the boundaries between contemporary illustrations and figurative painting. She is still linked to the fashion industry and commissioned by brands such as OBEY, Viktor & Rolf, Spijkers & Spijkers. The grand illusion of sanity is on show until 5th October 2014 at WALLS gallery, Amsterdam.
Image: Cosmic Tides from The grand illusion of sanity (120x170cm, acrylics on linen)
Moor’s Chorus to Moor’s Gaze was the title of Hussein Chalayan’s Spring 2015 RTW collection. Known for mixing fashion and technology, Chalayan likes to add additional performing layers to a garment so it becomes one with the wearer. The collection explored the hidden cultures of North Africa and Spain.
Recently, named as the suburban Andy Warhol by the New York Post, @wmagazine visits the studio of the visual artist. Follow his latest tongue in chic art illustrations on Instagram @donalddrawbertson.
Despite his outspoken opinion on arts mixing with fashion, Karl Lagerfeld will be the topic of an exhibition including his work history from Chloe to Chanel, his collaborations, campaigns and photographs.
"I am against museums and exhibitions in fashion. One woman said to me - "In my world, the world of art" - so I said: "Oh, don’t you make dresses any more?" A thin smile and then: "If you call yourself an artist, then you are second-rate," Lagerfeld told the Telegraph (2012)
The showcase, curated by Lady Amanda Harlech, will run from 27th March until 13th September 2015 at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany.
Fashion is art, fashion is not art.
Schiaparelli: You know, Miuccia, I’ve always felt, and after talking to you I’m even more sure: fashion is art.
@Prada: I always said, for me, fashion is not art.
ES: Oh, of course it is! That’s why I collaborated with these other artists — the greatest thrill of my career, oh my God, the things I did with Dali! Lobster dresses, skeleton dresses, shoe hats, desk suits…
MP: I was taught, and I agree, that your collaboration with Dali and other artists of your time was the only real relevant experiment that really was meaningful. It was not a joke; it was a serious moment when serious minds were collaborating.
ES: If I don’t say so myself, it was revolutionary. You should try, Miuccia.
MP: Today everything is so contrived and anything you do is under observation. So in a way, there is not even the same freedom to work with artists because immediately you think about what the comments will be. ‘Ah, yes, art and fashion…’ So I avoid that subject completely.
ES: For me, if I hadn’t been a designer, I would have liked to have been a sculptor. Coco even said of me that I was that designer who wanted to be an artist…
MP: Fashion is art, fashion is not art. But at the end, who cares?
Schiaparelli & @Prada: Impossible Conversations (@metmuseum, 2012)
David LaChapelle moved from fashion photography to fine art after trading his successful career for an organic farm in the jungle of Hawaii. Currently based in Maui, LaChapelle’s contemporary work comments on vanity, consumerism and ecological themes. His surrealistic and glamorous signature style evolved from a commercial success in the fashion industry into art work respected by the art scene.
Land SCAPE is on show until 17th Oct at Robilant+Voena in Milan, Italy. There after at Galerie Daniel Templon in Paris, France from 30th Oct - 4th Dec 2014.