The Impact of Pop Art on the World of Fashion – From Art to Industry and Back. Ever since pop art emerged in the fifties, it has been going hand in hand with the fashion industry.
Rebelling against elitist values and self-reflexive expressionist movement, pop art embraced mundane living experiences, introducing aspects of mass culture and bringing art closer to the new generation of Americans who were starting to experience all benefits of the consumer paradise in the welfare state of post-war America. Pop art employed familiar mass culture imagery from advertisements to other banal objects, wrapping it into sensational and bold color combinations. Richard Hamilton, one of the pop art pioneers used to describe pop art as “popular, transient, expandable, low cost, mass-produced, young, witty, sexy, gimmicky, glamorous, big business”. All these qualities pop art shared with consumerist culture and fashion industry as one of its main features. It wasn’t long before pop art and fashion merged. Andy Warhol and the Paper Dress Craze The Souper Dress Editors’ Tip: Pop! Art and Fashion: The Mutual Appreciation Society.
WE THINK OF ART appreciation as erudite, but an interest in fashion is considered airheaded.
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. For her spring 2014 show in Milan, Miuccia Prada commissioned six contemporary artists to create murals to decorate her catwalk. This interbreeding of art and fashion is by no means a new phenomenon. As Middle Eastern oil money is funneled into abstract expressionism, and Russian oligarchs collect Warhols at the same rate they snap up West London real estate, postwar art is increasingly seen as pure commodity. But today, the results are increasingly retail-ready. Yves Saint Laurent, 1965. Toni Maticevski unveils his Dark Wonderland of fashion at Bendigo Art Gallery.
Garments from Toni Maticevski's latest catwalk shows have come fresh from the runway to Bendigo Art Gallery as part of the Melbourne designer's first solo exhibition, Maticevski: Dark Wonderland.
Bendigo Art Gallery director Karen Quinlan said she first floated the idea of an exhibition with Mr Maticevski a few years ago. "All designers offer individual style and have their strengths, but for me, it just felt like the right time to do this," Ms Quinlan said. Mr Maticevski, whose designs had been included in previous exhibitions in Bendigo, said the impression the gallery had left on him in the past had encouraged the collaboration.
"I think every exhibition I've come to in Bendigo, I've been blown away by how beautifully it's been curated or displayed," he said. Some of his most recent collection, not long off the catwalks of Australian Fashion Week in May, can also be seen. Maticevski: Dark Wonderland is at Bendigo Art Gallery until November 20. The Graffiti Artist Who Paints Over Fashion Ads. Known as “the Flower Guy,” graffiti artist Michael De Feo has defaced fashion ads worldwide for more than two decades, painting whimsical flowers over celebrities like Rihanna, Beyoncé, Kendall Jenner, and Justin Bieber.
The graffiti is illegal, and the fashion industry loves it. Last year, a guerrilla art collective gave De Feo a key to New York City bus-shelter ads, inviting the artist to challenge corporate messaging. He stealthily painted over ads by the likes of Dior and David Yurman and has since gained serious recognition among fashion designers. The graffiti inspired a line of scarves and bags by Echo, prompted two commissions by Neiman Marcus, and appeared in a Christian Louboutin social-media campaign. “It’s not real life,” he told the New York Times about his artwork last spring. Now De Feo’s reinterpretations are on display in a more purely artistic context, in an exhibit at the Danziger Gallery on the Lower East Side that closes August 12. Designer JW Anderson to bring together art and fashion in new exhibition. Image copyright Getty Images Designer JW Anderson will hope to bridge the worlds of art and fashion when he takes over the Hepworth Wakefield gallery for an exhibition.
At the 2015 British Fashion Awards, Jonathan Anderson became the first person to be named both the menswear and womenswear designer of the year. The exhibition will feature his designs as well as those by the likes of Christian Dior and Jean Paul Gaultier. They will be alongside work by artists like Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. The 31-year-old designer has confessed to being "obsessed" with 20th Century British art and cited the likes of Moore, Hepworth and Graham Sutherland as inspirations. Image copyright Jamie Hawkesworth Image copyright Jonty Wilde He promises "provocative" combinations as work by artists Louise Bourgeois, Sarah Lucas and Dorothea Tanning is "brought into direct dialogue" with garments by Rei Kawakubo, Helmut Lang and Issey Miyake.