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Culture - How Warhol’s work influenced our wardrobes. Culture - Ethiopian hipster style. 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. How art and fashion became BFFs. Givenchy and Marina Abramovic When Jay-Z staged the Picasso Baby gallery setup for his "performance art film" (aka video) back in August, Marina Abramovic was one of the first through the door.

How art and fashion became BFFs

The 66-year-old performance artist is a favourite of fashion's power players – and it's nothing to do with the episode of Sex and the City she inspired or, if we're honest, any of her art. Abramovic is one of Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci's muses and regularly wears his clothes accessorised with red lipstick and a long plait in a rather fabulous way. And that's something fashion – and art-inclined hip-hop – can appreciate. 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. Art and Fashion: The Mutual Appreciation Society. WE THINK OF ART appreciation as erudite, but an interest in fashion is considered airheaded.

Art and Fashion: The Mutual Appreciation Society

When an art-lover buys art, it's called "collecting. " When a fashion enthusiast buys clothing, it's called "shopping. " Art is supposed to be timeless and important, while fashion is understood to be ephemeral and frivolous. Despite this much-litigated list of ontological differences between art and fashion, the two are cross-pollinating more than ever. In fact, it's possible the moment has never been riper.