Ms. Art meet Mr. Fashion, Mr. Fashion meet Ms. Art
Ms. Art meet Mr. Fashion and Mr. Fashion meet Ms. Art. Now that our introductions are done, let’s get down to business. Ms. Art and Mr. Fashion go way back. Art and Fashion have been acquaintances and old friends for a very long time but it seems that their bond has recently strengthened once again after a short bout of lack of (obvious) contact.
Here Ms. Art and Mr. Fashion present their latest love children:
1. Prada Spring 2014
Oh Miuccia, the activist and the artist shone through for her Prada Spring 2014 collection. Her models were girl gangs (coded by hair colour and graffitied eyelids) and a group of mural artists decorated the venue. The murals copied across to the clothes and accessories that could well be purchased and framed or encased in ones living room for decades to come. Her designs were embellished, textured, printed works of arts and because Miuccia is such a boss Britney Spears’ ‘Work Bitch’ was the soundtrack for the evening
2. Art/Fashion in the 21st Century (Thames & Hudson)
With a foreword by Daphne Guiness, Australian authors Mitchell Oakley Smith and Alison Kubler have delved into one of the most detailed and never-ending subjects; that of Mrs. Art and Mr. Fashion’s relationship. The book “includes five chapters that feature concise essays with profiles of the key designers, break-out stories about the avant-garde projects and interviews with the leading lights of the art-fashion crossover phenomenon.” If you dig coffee table books and like fashion and/or art then you’ll love this hefty bible-of-sorts. Recently released, you’ll find it in all good bookstores now.
3. Lady Dior Resort 2014 Campaign starring Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard has been the face of Dior since 2008 and this latest campaign shot by Tim Walker reminds us why. Cotillard is chic, sexy and effortless whilst handling the latest iconic Lady Dior bags. The bags have been updated in high-contrast colours forming a gradient that almost appears spray-painted. In the background the grungy studio-ish walls have been splattered in the bold matching colours.
4. Nina Yashar takes over the Hotel de Miramion in Paris
Nina Yashar is Milan’s, and potentially all of Europe’s design doyenne. She is the founder of renowned gallery Nilufar that presents the latest in homewares designs from some of the worlds best. This month Yashar has taken over the Hotel de Miramion in Paris to recreate each room with the most innovative and artistic designs in furniture with remarkable results. “I never like to show pieces in an installation, one chair alone,” Yashar says. “I like pieces of furniture to interfere, make a relationship between them and the space.”
5. Chanel Spring 2014
As Tim Blanks of Style.com said, “Karl Lagerfeld had a great summer: The sun shone, Choupette (his cat) was happy, creative juices geysered.” For Chanel Spring 2014 the Grand Palais in Paris was transformed into a gigantic white-walled hangar of paintings and sculptures (all 75 of them made by Lagerfeld himself during his Summer of productivity). Jay-Z’s ‘Picasso Baby’ played on the soundtrack and a range of influences, from Basel and Frieze to Jeff Koons were apparent in the staging and collection. Although the collection was obviously Chanel in every sense of the word, it was the last handful of looks that were new as Lagerfeld took vintage Pantone swatches and turned them into the must-have print come next season.
- Lanah Jansons