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Culture - Fashion victims: History’s most dangerous trends. Fashion companies have discovered their secret weapon: archives. The Coach headquarters sit on the crest of a hill on West 34th Street amid the dust and construction noise of New York City’s massive Hudson Yards red redevelopment.

Fashion companies have discovered their secret weapon: archives

The building is the same midtown address that housed the brand’s original workshop when it launched in 1941 – Coach will begin rolling out its 75th anniversary offerings during fashion week this September – although its offices now occupy the whole building. Around back, an unmarked door leads to a tidy, hushed space stocked with meticulously organized handbags and billfolds, which will be an invaluable resource for the label as it heads into its next quarter century. Where Is the Line Between Fashion and Art? Schiaparelli's famous shoe hat.

Where Is the Line Between Fashion and Art?

Image: Getty While the mingling of the art and fashion worlds is not a modern concept, the visibility of fashion and art crossover seems to be at an all high. The spectacle and sensation created by collaboration among creative forces inspires fashion houses to seek out contemporary artists for runway shows, capsule collections, or as commissioned filmmakers.

Prada commissioned several murals for its spring 2014 runway show. 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. Elegantly Connecting Fashion and Art. MIAMI, United States — The official start date of Art Basel Miami Beach might be Thursday, December 3rd, but major players from the fashion world have already descended on the city for a flurry of private dinners and parties.

Elegantly Connecting Fashion and Art

On Sunday night, Harry Winston hosted a dinner with Cultured magazine at its Design District store, highlighting the works of hot-shot lighting designer Lindsey Adelman. On Tuesday, Panerai chief executive Angelo Bonati interviewed Swiss designer and entrepreneur Yves Béhar at a media event. That same evening, the US chief executive of Hermès, Robert Chavez, honoured the Argentinian artist Julio Le Parc at a private dinner on the rooftop of the brand’s new Miami store. Victoria's Secret Photoshop 'Fail'? Or Just Plain Body-Shaming. 5 Famous Artists Who Influenced Fashion Designers.

As an Art History major who loves fashion, I spend a lot of my time oohing and aahing over the clothes depicted in the paintings we study.

5 Famous Artists Who Influenced Fashion Designers

From long Victorian crinoline skirts to the intricately decorated brocade sleeves popular in the Renaissance, I love them all. Throughout history, artists have spent a lot of time painting clothes - but it's a two-way street. Over the past century, many fashion designers have been influenced by traditional artists as well.