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Art Influencing Fashion

With the recent opening of prolific street artist Banksy’s Dismaland in Weston-super-Mare we look back on an era of art influencing fashion. The dissemination of fashion in the last century has seen fashion designers take inspiration from anything and anywhere with art providing an enriching source of imagination, from Alexander McQueen’s infamous S/S 99 catwalk show in which the finale dress was spray painted live on the catwalk to more recent inspiring years, such as Jil Sander’s S/S12 Picasso inspired collection and Vivienne Westwood’s constant nods to by gone era’s in her catwalk offerings.

With nods to Claude Monet and his infamous water lillies, the autumn winter Munthe collection places a distinct focus on delicate floral patterns and whimsical silhouettes creating effortlessly chic pieces like the Geomitri silk dress and ivory Georgia t-shirt. Never one to miss out a historical reference, the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Laeticia top features soft draping and blue hues mimicking Monet’s expressive style.

Channel pop-art extraordinaire late musician Ian Dury with seasonal accessories in sophisticated graphic and floral designs. With intricate detailing and reddish hues, we love the Jules B red floral print scarf as shown below, which can be teamed with any casual or formal looks to add a sophisticated pop of colour.

It is clear Picasso’s cubism art has left a lasting impression on ladies accessories label, United Nude, famed for their unusual shapes and geometric patterns. Creating wearable works of art, United Nude present a rang of unique and unusual creations featuring unusually constructed heels and bold colourways, looking ahead to the future whilst reflecting and taking inspiration from Picasso’s cubism past.

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