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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?!

West Africans are ditching Dutch wax prints for Chinese made copies of material like Vlisco's — Quartz. Since the early 20th century, Vlisco has produced African print cloth—otherwise known as Dutch wax prints.

West Africans are ditching Dutch wax prints for Chinese made copies of material like Vlisco's — Quartz

This vibrantly colored and intricately patterned fabric dominates West African markets and is globally recognized as quintessentially “African.” Ironically, this iconic bold cloth was originally forged by Dutch colonial companies attempting to mechanically reproduce handmade Javanese batik cloth. When this failed to take off in Southeast Asia, Dutch traders began to sell the cloth in West African markets. The patterns were modified to fit local tastes and quickly became popular. The rise of mass-produced, Dutch wax prints partially displaced domestic textiles, which lacked the colorfastness and material lightness that ultimately made wax prints an essential everyday consumer good.

Today, the majority of Dutch designs available on African markets are low-cost reproductions made in China. New market players undercut originals Hitarget is the market leader among Chinese upstart brands. 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 Artist Who Paints Over Fashion Ads

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. Tabboo! - Meet the Artist Behind the Marc Jacobs FW 2016 Collection. 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. " 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. 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. The Gagosian Gallery represents the fashion photographers Inez & Vinoodh. The artist Richard Phillips has a long history of brand collaborations with MAC, Jimmy Choo, Mont Blanc, and Cartier. Phillips' collection for MAC. Phillips is currently finalizing several new collaborations. 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. Below are five of the most well-known and creative fashion collections inspired by artists, ordered by date. 1. By Roger Higgins [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Elsa Schiaparelli, who along with Coco Chanel, was one of the most famous fashion designers between the two world wars, was an innovative, sometimes zany designer.

While Chanel made simple dresses in a neutral palette, Schiaparelli's designs were bright, loud and whimsical: Think necklaces covered in bugs and shoes as hats. 2. The "Mondrian" Dress via ELLE 3. 4. 5.