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We Love, Combining Art and Fashion. We were scanning through the fall/winter 2012 collection.

We Love, Combining Art and Fashion

Like it or not we still have a couple of more months of cold weather so though we’re excited and enticed to cross over into spring, we still every so often go back. We love it how we re-see and fall in love all over again with some key looks. One being that of Carven; inspired by the Garden of Earthly Delights, Guillaume Henry showed us how a fine line exists between fashion and art. What we most liked about this outfit was the mix of casual (a regular bleu blouse) can make a drawn up rich skirt seem extremely wearable in just about every occasion.

Lesson: your ornate skirt that you save only for night outs and ‘special’ occasions pull it out and wear it on just a regular day. For similar skirts, visit here. 900 × 500 - 790 × 545 - 420 × 596 - 468 × 629 -

Culture - What is Indian style today? INTO THE FASHION: Cultural Influences On Trend Forecasting. For everyone who works in the fashion business it is important to be able to recognize and to foresee social and cultural movements, in order to understand the fashion environment and to be able to operate in the direction in which the fashion industry will move.

INTO THE FASHION: Cultural Influences On Trend Forecasting

Being able to anticipate what will happen in the next future is what puts a fashion designer, a retailer or a fashion buyer in the position to make better decisions in their work. And in this, fashion is not at all an isolated industry but is connected to the rest of our life. Fashion reaches beyond clothing and into the way we choose to live our lives. Lifestyle is how we communicate, how we travel, how we decorate our homes, how we eat and how we dress. Lifestyle and trends are strongly influenced by social-cultural changes, such as modernization, technological innovation and also by artistic movements. Popular culture, or pop culture, is a cultural section, which is followed, understood and appreciated by a larger audience. Art and Fashion: The Ultimate Collaborations. The worlds of art and fashion are long intertwined; from Elsa Schiaparelli's collaborations with Salvador Dalí and Jackson Pollock's with Cecil Beaton, all the way through to Louis Vuitton with The Chapman Brothers and Prada with Elmgreen + Dragset.

Art and Fashion: The Ultimate Collaborations

To celebrate the interaction between the two disciplines, fashion historian E.P. Cutler has compiled 25 of the most influential pairings and published a book, aptly titled Art + Fashion: Collaborations and Connections Between Icons, which explores creative relationships past and present. Here, she explores five of her favourites, exclusively for Merce Cunningham x Rei Kawakubo"Rei Kawakubo’s 'Body Meets Dress, Dress Meets Body' collection (Spring/Summer 1997) inherently begs the question: Where does the dress end and the body begin? It’s delicious to contemplate. Louis Vuitton (under Kim Jones) x The Chapman Brothers"Considering how out there brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman are (Who thinks they can do Goya better than Goya?!

The 50 Best Artist Collaborations in Fashion. In a list of art and fashion collaborations there is a bit of blurring that happens.

The 50 Best Artist Collaborations in Fashion

There are moments when designers becomes artists, artists become designers, or both entities becomes something different entirely. Both the genre of fine arts and fashion design not only bare the affect of trend and social temperature, but their changing relationship to one another is also reflective of society as a whole. Perhaps some interventions and collaborations are more successful than others, but what is primarily important is the dabbling, the mixing, and fantastic results that come from the fanciful play of the privileged creatives.

RELATED: The 50 Most Iconic Brand Logos of All TimeRELATED: The 50 Most Iconic Artworks of the Past 5 YearsRELATED: The Greatest 1990s Fashion Trends The 50 Best Artist Collaborations in Fashion. The History of Art and Fashion's Long-standing Relationship. Fashion is in love with art like never before.

The History of Art and Fashion's Long-standing Relationship

From clothing design to catwalk show art direction, major labels to boutique houses, the word of fashion is falling over itself to involve important names from a diverse range of the visual arts. It’s hardy surprising — after all what is fashion if not wearable art — and these collaborations between the disciplines are certainly mutually beneficial. Fashion, often unfairly judged as one of the more frivolous applied arts, gains serious cachet by association, while the artist reaches a wider, more populist audience. Just as art and fashion so regularly collide, we bashed our heads together with online fashion destination Lyst (whose brilliant editorial arm The Long Lyst has quickly become one of the web’s go-to spots for well-considered fashion news; ideas; stories; opinion), digging up the history of this long-standing relationship.

Schiaparelli x Dalí, 1937 Lobster dress Shoe Hat, 1937, modelled by Dalí’s wife Gala Rodarte Spring 2012 @lyst.