Art on Your Sleeve
I love when my passions collide. When Pizza Hut came out with their stuffed crust pizza I practically passed out since the crust and the cheese are my two favorite parts. My heart stopped when a pink dolphin was spotted swimming in Lake Calcasieu, Louisiana (I actually made a sculpture of a pink dolphin my senior year in college. He now lives at my brother’s apartment). And when Carven sent Bosch printed skirts, shirts and dresses d0wn their Fall 2012 runway, my head started spinning 1000 times a second. Dizzy.
But since this is a fashion blog and the last thing you want is to hear me talk about my makeout session with a stuffed crust pizza, I shall focus on the art printed fashion that tickles my fancy. Carven isn’t the first label to send art printed pieces down the runway – who could forget the famous Mondrian print YSL shift dress ca.1965 – but it’s really the first time that I’ve started to look at works of art as potential textiles. For example, how amazing would a pair of Pollock splattered pants be? Or what about Botticelli’s Primavera printed on a blazer? A colorful Matisse printed on a structured dress a la Mary Katrantzou? Whoa beans. I’m by no means a fashion designer, but what I wouldn’t give to design a pleated Toulouse Lautrec skirt!
Check out some real life art printed pieces below!
Carven F/W 2012
Rodarte S/S 2012
Yves Saint Laurent 1965