Friday, February 24, 2012

Art & Fashion Merge At London's Fashion Week: Canvasses on the Catwalk!

Left: Courtesy Getty Images; Right: Courtesy Wikipedia
Nicole Farhi drew inspiration from Gustav Klimt's "Adele Bloch-Bauer I" (1907) for her Fall/Winter 2012 collection
A mix of quirk and elegance came through in the shows that took place during London Fashion Week, along with several art-inspired collections. Alice Temperley drew from Renaissance paintings, sisters Annette and Daniela Felder took from Ryan McGinley’s cave photographs, and Erdem Moralioglu cited collector Peggy Guggenheim as his muse. ARTINFO puts forth a selection of London Fashion Week’s art-minded designs.
Click on the slide show to see the art-inspired designs of London Fashion Week.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

FASHION & ART'S FINEST MIX! Artist Rachel Feinstein's Spectacular Set Steals the Marc Jacobs Show!

Marc Jacobs Fall 2012
Courtesy Billy Farrell Agency
Sculptor Rachel Feinstein designed the set for Marc Jacobs's Fall/Winter 2012 show

This looks like one of the most amazing artistic-fashion shows for FW2012!  The Marc Jacobs tapped his friend, sculpetor Rachel Feinstein, to design what she told was “a broken castle. Marie Antoinette’s version of ruins,” for his fall/winter 2012 show last night. The breathtakingly immense construction paper scenery, complete with a fountain in the middle of the runway, served as an elegant backdrop for Jacobs’s collection. Subtle blue lighting illuminated the white set, which was rich with texture and depth. Sure, the collection, inspired by eccentric fashion journalists Anna Piaggi and Lynn Yaeger — think pilgrim-style rhinestone-buckle shoes, large furry Dr. Seuss-like hats by Stephen Jones, and lots of holographic embellishments and sparkly trims — was interesting to look at, but the real star of the show was Feinstein’s set.
Click on the slide show to see highlights from Marc Jacobs's fall/winter 2012 collection.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Adrian Behzadi's Fashion/Art Collage Mix!

As a complete sucker for anything mixed media I fell for these immediately on today's Trendland site. You can too by visiting: - such a great collection and mix of everything art and fashion, my two favorite things. Take a look...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

I admit it, I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day, but I am a fan of taking unique photos of those who are, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO WINDOW DESIGN!  These were taken at Juicy on Fifth Ave., NYC, February 2010. Yes, going back a few years but still appropriate as any effective window design is.  (P.S. My Extreme Fashion Window Designs In NYC book will be out in late 2012/2013.) Enjoy my take on Valentine's Day.
All photos by the blogger, copyright 2012.  


Adele on the cover of Vogue's March Power issue, we've been waiting for this!  The singer just won six Grammys at last night's show and performed for the first time since recovering from vocal cord surgery. Adele opened up about the experience of being forced to stop singing for a time, gave insight into her "big personality," and shared her nervousness about hitting the stage at the Grammys. Read more in the latest issue of Vogue,

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tilda Swinton Always In Fashion, Art Part at Lehmann Maupin!

For more of NYFW 2012's best visit one of my favorites:

Art & Fashion mixing at fashion week!  The jealousy consumes me as I would have given anything, well, almost, to have attended this party.  The link is below or you can check out the fashion / art mix on Paper's site:  

Lehmann Maupin held a chic little gathering Tuesday night for artist Sandro Kopp's new show, "There You Are," on display at the gallery's Lower East Side location now through February 4th. Presented by Istanbul-based creative agency, Instanbul '74, the show features Kopp's "sitting portraits" taken during Skype sessions with pals including Ryan McGinley and Waris Ahluwalia, both of whom attended the opening. Kopp's main squeeze, Tilda Swinton, as well as Agyness DeynOlivier TheyskensTerence KohJim Jarmusch, and Elvis Perkins were also in the house. Check out Zac Sebastian's photos from the opening above.

And, a snap from the Tibi Collection.  View all collections via the links above.

The Sunday Times With Bill Cunningham - Fashion Week Collage!

It's Fashion Week and what better way to celebrate then to post Bill Cunningham's NY Times street style collage blog. Of course there are ten thousand fashion week pics I could post, but since the blog is JUST now getting up and running, I'm testing things out. With the amazing Fall 2012 looks being works of art" there is no shortage, just a shortage of my time...but I'll do my best! Visit style section for everything including schedules of fashion week.  The art section lists additional art parties as well. Cheers!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Louis Vuitton On Your Wall

Louis Vuitton Multicolor Handbag, from the series In Case it Rains in Heaven
by Kurt Tong

Art as fashion, fashion as art - exactly from the on-line art gallery that I love,  See today's art post here and get it for yourself starting at only $60 for an 11x14 print. 

I love to mix fashion and art on my walls, (thus the blog), and learn how designers and artists blur the lines, working off each other. What's better than a wall of fashion inspired pieces from the ceiling to floor!  

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

New York Fashion Week's Art-World Attractions

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Wherever fashion goes, art follows — and vice versa. This New York Fashion Week, a select few with footholds in both worlds will hold exhibitions or events. Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld (the son of stylist and former Paris Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld) will kick off the festivities with his perennial fashion week opening — a favorite among supermodels, designers, and beautiful people in general — for artist Ouattara Watts. After that, London-based fashion designer Duro Olowu, a favorite of First Lady Michelle Obama, will present a group show, filled with photography, sculptures, drawings, and more, that he is curating at Salon 94 Freemans. And beginning February 10, fashion photographer and frequent Marc Jacobs collaborator Juergen Teller will show his provocative images at Lehmann Maupin. Find below  the details for those and the rest of the fashion week art events.
"Vertigo," by Ouattara Watts
February 8 - 19 (Invitation-only opening February 7)
560 Washington Street, Gate 37 E
"Material," a group show curated by Duro Olowu
February 8 - March 10
Salon 94 Freemans
1 Freeman Alley
"Juergen Teller"
February 10 - March 17
Lehmann Maupin
201 Chrystie Street
"Future Tradition WAO"
February 10 - 12
Capsule Studio
873 Broadway, Suite 204
"Love Letters" by André Saraiva
February 11 - March 1
Half Gallery
208 Forsyth Street