The words and artwork on the wall made me curious about the collection’s inspiration. The drawings represent the inside of Frank Zappa’s mind on acid. And the words are from Oscar Wilde’s THE HAPPY PRINCE:http://fiction.eserver.org/short/happy_prince.html
was this a dress rehearsal for the show or the real show? I preferred the photos without the mural painters (even where the wall was unfinished). I was getting distracted by how the painters’ brushes had these interesting ombre effects.
part of me tries to stay away from prints because they can be trendy (less budget friendly) but I guess if you find something you really love, it can become your signature.
I liked the color of the green (teal) furry coat. it felt subdued enough not to be overly rocker.
the collaboration between art, graphic design and fashion is extraordinarily GOOD!
much credit for dries van Noten, but also for the dutch artist Gijs Frieling (landscape prints) and graphic designs of Job Wouters!
It never fails to amaze me how and where these designers take there inspiration from. I am and have been a big fan of DVN as a designer for years.
I really think you should have a look at a an artist called, Kirstin Bratsch, who is particularly hot right now in the European Fine art world. I am sure anyone will be able to see the resemblance immediately, especially the patterning and paint slide style.
This is not a bad thing. I am particularly pleased that designers have and will continue to reference contemporary fine art to inspire their collections. In conjunction these elements help to change the way millions view and accept the possibilities of the “new”. It has and always will be a significant working relationship between the two worlds.