Both regions of glamour and glitter, art and fashion harmonise perfectly together constantly advocating one another to produce historic and timeless fashion trends. Fashion designers often extract their inspiration from paintings in an art gallery, installations in a museum, or an art movement to create their latest designs, this isn’t a new discovery. However, what, why and how designers have shaped and developed these inspirations into ideas and creations is what makes this pair so powerful. 

Agatha Ruiz da la Prada

Characterised by a fairy tale like surrealist style, Agatha Ruiz da la Prada’s pieces voice her eccentric and fanatically beautiful flair for colour.

Agatha Ruiz da la Prada

Like the Surrealism movement from the early 1920’s, Ruiz pieces come together to create a collection that suggests an overwhelming sense of madness, contradicting the conditions and boundaries of dream and reality. 

Roksanda

Fashion house Roksanda’s fall/winter collection led by Serbian-born designer Roksanda Ilinic adopted Cubism as its main influence for its garments. As an early 20th-century avant-garde movement, Cubism revolutionised the world of art through the deconstruction of shape, form and ideas. Just as this, Roksanda’s outfits bore fragmented geometric coloured shapes, a brand known for this particular style Ilinic has continued this approach for its 2016 collection.

Roksanda

The blocky geometric patterns are based around popular artists such as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque’s work which was created as part of the cubist movement. The collection includes garments from loose lightweight trousers to alpaca wool dresses each with their own matching shoes. 

Alejandro Alonso

Alejandro Alonso’s garments were inspired by the Bauhaus movement for his A Moi collection. Jackets and skirts were adorned with triangular, circular and squared shaped motifs, along with flared sleeves and matching cropped trousers. Alonso’s architectural and structural element comes to life through the construction and shape of each piece, creating a modernistic flow and rhythm. To give context as to where the collections’ inspiration derived from, a Bauhaus styled backdrop containing larger solid coloured geometric shapes accentuates the shapes weaved within the clothing. 

Corrie Williamson

EXPLORE CORRIE WILLIAMSON

Modernism has influenced many designers work, Corrie Williamson creates innovative one off pieces for her accessories collection. Her designs are playful and modernist, hinting towards a Bauhaus style through her use of block colour and geometric constructions, acting as miniature pieces of sculptural art, that adorn the human form.

Charlotte Scott

The 2015 University of Westminster graduate fashion show exhibited Charlotte Scott’s menswear collection. Bold primary colours were an occurring theme on the catwalk, which also featured in Scott’s designs.

Charlotte Scott

Inspired by constructivists such as El Lissitsky and Alexander Rodcheko, Scott formed her menswear collection from abstract shapes of fabrics and then treated each element such as scale, weight and composition, as visual components to be constructed, then reconstructed. 

Written by Amber Weaver

Edited by Christina Wright

References

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Salvatore Ferragamo Fashion house. Milan Fashion week fall/winter 2016. Available at: http://www.ferragamo.com/runway/en/uk/women/fw-16-17

Salvatore Ferragamo Fashion house. Milan Fashion week fall/winter 2016. Available at: http://www.ferragamo.com/runway/en/uk/women/fw-16-17

Alonso, Alejandra. A Moi Fall 2016 collection. Available at: https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/fashion-landscape-13756915/eyes-on-a-moi-fall-2016-a-bauhaus-modernism-4772188305 

Alonso, Alejandra. A Moi Fall 2016 collection. Available at: https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/fashion-landscape-13756915/eyes-on-a-moi-fall-2016-a-bauhaus-modernism-4772188305

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. Mercedes fashion week, Madrid 2015-2016. Available at: https://btetv.wordpress.com/category/resort-wear/page/2/

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. Mercedes fashion week, Madrid 2015-2016. Available at: https://btetv.wordpress.com/category/resort-wear/page/2/

Card, Gary. Lanscape for Roksanda’s spring summer 2016 fashion show. Available at: http://www.dezeen.com/tag/roksanda-ilincic/

Roksanda fashion brand. 2016. Available at: http://www.dezeen.com/2015/06/21/roksanda-resort-2016-collection-patterned-cubist-shapes-contrasting-colours-roksanda-ilincic/ 

Roksanda fashion brand. 2016. Available at: http://www.dezeen.com/2015/06/21/roksanda-resort-2016-collection-patterned-cubist-shapes-contrasting-colours-roksanda-ilincic/

Scott, Charlotte. Graduate show 2015. Available at: http://www.dezeen.com/2015/05/22/university-of-westminster-graduate-fashion-show-2015-top-four-student-collections-matthew-witcombe-charlotte-scott-chloe-mcgeehan-kate-brittain/ 

Scott, Charlotte. Graduate show 2015. Available at: http://www.dezeen.com/2015/05/22/university-of-westminster-graduate-fashion-show-2015-top-four-student-collections-matthew-witcombe-charlotte-scott-chloe-mcgeehan-kate-brittain/ 

Williamson, Corrie. Available at: http://hausie.com/corrie-williamson/

Williamson, Corrie. Available at: http://hausie.com/corrie-williamson/