Fashion Focus: Art-Inspired Fashion For Spring/Summer 2012

Art and fashion fusion is regarded by many as the epitome of a perfect symbiosis between these two similar in many ways yet very distinctive in nature fields of creation.  Fashion loves to be inspired by art resulting in astounding designs and captivating ideas that probably wouldn’t be achieved without the artistic inclinations.  Following the example of numerous fashion designers, the Spring/Summer 2012 fashion is saturated with the art-inspired theory merged with the fashion aesthetics in order to convey wearable art idea.

Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 Ad Campaign

Prabal Gurung ‘s Spring/Summer 2012 catwalk was inundated with the bold floral graphics maintained in the color combination of purple, black and green shades. The blossom motifs were typified on the “Sensual Flowers “series of Nobuyoshi Araki, created together with the London-based printmaker.

Nobuyoshi Araki “Sensual Flowers”

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Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 Runway
Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 Runway

The sensational effect of flowers conveys both the feminine eroticism and intrinsic power of women depicted on the ladylike vixen’s silhouettes accompanied with a great variety of fabrics from lightweight sylphs to lacquering latex, black leather accents and harness.

Jil Sander’s catwalk for Spring/Summer 2012 season was implemented with the art inspirations based on Pablo Picasso’ legacy. To be more specific, the Jil Sander’s line was accentuated with the graphics from Picasso’s ceramics. Thanks to the courtesy of Pablo Picasso’s family the designer was able to interpret some of the artworks of this icon of modernism in the fashion language.

Jil Sander 2012 Spring 2012 Runway
Pablo Picasso Artwork

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Jil Sander Spring 2012 Runway
Jil Sander Spring 2012 Runway

Apart from a strong aquatic message on the Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2012 catwalk there is also an equally strong merit of Gaudi’s architecture masterpieces in the intricate garment constructions under the helm of Sarah Burton. Corresponding to the soaring architecture of Gaudi, Sara Burton explains: “I focused on the contrast between elaborate ornamentation and clean lines and curves.”(Net-a-porter.com)

Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 Runway
Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 Runway
Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 Runway
Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Família (1883–1926) Barcelona

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Mary Katrantzou’s distinctive graphic prints’ signature unites with art concept of crashed-car sculptures by John Chamberlain. The swirling graphics intertwine with the metal shine of crushed cars and floral motifs defining the Katrantzou’s recognition on the fashion stage.

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2012 Runway
John Chamberlain’s Crashed Car Sculpture
Mary Katrantzou Spring 2012 Runway
Mary Katrantzou Spring 2012 Runway

OUR REVIEW ABOUT THE COLLECTION HERE:

FASHION INSPIRATION: CRUSHED-CAR SCULPTURES BY JOHN CHAMBERLAIN IN MARY KATRANTZOU SS’12

Donna Karan took inspirations from her trips to post- earthquake Haiti depicting the works of Haitian artist Philippe Dodar in the collection for Spring/Summer 2012 season. Tribal twist joins with the bold brush strokes on the body-conscious silhouettes. The images come along with the tough femininity notion of Donna Karan.

Donna Karan Spring 2012 Runway
Donna Karan Spring 2012 Ad campaign
Donna Karan Spring 2012 Runway
Donna Karan Spring 2012 Runway

Art-oriented background of Helmut Lang catwalk for Spring/Summer 2012 was rooted in the notion of prints merged with the artistic innovation of Richard Sierra. The creative duo of Nicole and Michael Colovos mixed their sense of biker chic with sporty elegance and extensive graphics in duo tone mode.

Helmut Lang Spring 2012 Runway
Richard Sierra’s sculptures
Helmut Lang Spring 2012 Runway
Helmut Lang Spring 2012 Runway

FASHION INSPIRATION: HELMUT LANG SPRING/SUMMER 2012 INSPIRED BY RICHARD SIERRA CIRCLED SCULPTURES.

Narciso Rodriguez went into refined minimalism with asymmetrical cuts and hints of subtlety in the graphic prints for Spring/Summer 2012 season. The designer fascinated with the artistic background of Korean artist Kim Joon, expressed the poetry of tattoo body art on the clothing. Highlighting the idea of the body map, the collection is fulfilled with the squirmed drafts and brushstrokes.

Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2012 Runway
Kim Joon’s artwork
Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2012 Runway
Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2012 Runway

Check also our review:

 GRAPHIC PRINTS AND BODY ART TATTOOS IN NARCISO RODRIGUEZ SPRING 2012


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