Monday, 18 March 2013

Trends AW 13/14: The Dress as a Canvas! Xx

We have always known that Fashion has been inextricable from Art,
and this AW13/14 Season
 it was more evident than ever, 
with designers taking obvious inspiration
from their favourite artists.
 Dolce and Gabbana from the Mosaics of Moreale, 
Peter Pilotto as before from El Greco, 
L'Wren Scott from the ornate designs of Gustav Klimt, 
and Raf Simons at Dior from the Surrealists.
There was brocade at Marquesa who was inspired by a 1700s Goya painting
Oscar de la Renta was influenced by brocade and tapestry, 
which made the front of dresses look like fabulous pictures, 
and Mary Katrantzou as usual sent the most amazing Realist imagery 
down the catwalk in incredible shapes.
 We adored the painterly abstract images of flowers at Bottega Veneta, 
Valentino dresses were walking tapestrys, 
there was abstract marble at Rodarte and Balenciaga, 
and both Geometric and floral designs at Jean-Pierre Braganza.

From Tom Ford's Graphic Pop Art imagery, 
J W Anderson and Stella McCartney's Cartoon prints, 
House of Holland's Psychedelic patterns,
 to Louise Gray's totally original modern designs
there is an abundance of inspirational creativity to be seen.

Take a look through our collection of images from AW13/14
to see the wealth of visual imagery during this last Fashion Month:

The mosaics of Monreale at Dolce and Gabbana
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Abstract painterly at ACNE

Abstract Brain images at Christopher Kane

Floral at Prabal Gurung

Inspired by Goya at Marchesa

Abstract at Bottega Veneta

Surrealist images at Christian Dior
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Landscapes at Marni

Rich Roccoco Tapestry and Brocade at Oscar de la Renta

Gustav Klimt designs at L'Wren Scott

Marbled painterly at Rodarte

Monochrome Marbled at Alexander Wang for Balenciaga

Watercolour Floral at Erdem

Pop Art at Tom Ford

Bright Painterly at Giles

Super Realism at Mary Katrantzou

El Greco Influence at Peter Pilotto

Splash painting at Preen

Geometric and Floral designs at Jean-Pierre Braganza

Floral at Topshop Unique

Psychedelic at House of Holland

Calligraphy at Holly Fulton

Cartoons at JW Anderson

Stella McCartney

 Original Pop Art at Louise Gray

Sixties Design at David Koma
Clements Ribeiro

Jean Paul Gaultier

Intricate at Fyodor Golan

Floral and Butterflies at Lanvin

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label

Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy

Tapestry at  Valentino

From artwork in Temples in Nepal, China and India 
at Kenzo

Check our Reports on AW13/14:

and PFW

Until next time J Xx

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