Thursday, April 05, 2012

art on my sleeve

Then there is confusion
 even out of happiness, like a smoke
 the words get heavy, some topple over, you break others. 

           and outlines disappear once again.
                                                                                                                               John Ashbery- More Pleasant Adventures 

Art has always inspired fashion, yet when Greek designer Mary Katrantzou's magnificent prints and structural designs explicitly paid homage to the late John Chamberlain's expressionist art, the outcome was stellar. The neo-dadaist sculptural squashed automobile parts gave way to a beautiful abstract mass of colour, texture and material that in turn was turned into a fashion statement.