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.
Artful Living captured by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and styled by Edward Enninful for W Magazine, Oct 2014.
Header image: Interior With Built-In-Bar by Roy Lichtenstein (1991)
Spring 2015, will see the Costume Institute’s exhibition Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Fashion, and Film at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It will run from 7th May until 16th August.