Art inspired fashion: How to inject art into your wardrobe
Missing Frieze week? How about exploring the blurred lines between fashion and art instead
Whether you think collaborations between brands and artists are the stuff of genius or the hijacking of art by sneering capitalism, they're pretty much everywhere.
From the highstreet to high fashion, here are our favourite instances of art-inspired fashion to buy now.
Coach x Keith Haring
Stuart Vevers of Coach decided to collaborate with the estate of NYC artist Keith Haring this year, stating that the artist's values of inclusivity reflected the Coach brand.
Shop pieces from the collection here
Commes des Garcon x Giuseppe Acrimboldo
Earlier this year, Commes des Garçons sent a model down the runway in a dramatic, sculpturesque dress bearing a print of Italian Renaissance mannerist painter Giuseppe Acrimboldo’s ‘Vertumnus’. Bold.
Calvin Klein x Andy Warhol
Calvin Klein has collaborated with the Andy Warhol Foundation to create an exclusive series of men's and women's ready-to-wear, denim, and accessories. Shop the menswear collection here.
Phillippa Craddock x Frida Kahlo
Regardless of whether or not we think a socialist Frida Kahlo would have enjoyed a £245 flower crown being sold in her honour, if you so desire, one can be found at the V&A shop to celebrate the recent exhibition. Buy it here
MOLOKOplus x Matisse
A statement earring if ever we saw one, get your Matisse fix by way of MOLOKplus's minimalist earrings, available here at Etsy.
Zara x Yayoi Kusama
With Victoria Miro's Kusama exhibition having opened this week, what better time to rock a Kusama-inspired polka-dot. This Zara blouse has Yayoi written all over it. Buy it here
VANS x Van Gogh
Vans has worked closely with the Van Gogh Museum to create a series of footwear that lovingly feature paintings such as Skull, Sunflowers, and Almond Blossom. Shop the collection here
Royal Academy x Ai Wei Wei
Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has been giving the world the finger, and capturing it on camera, for years. Pay homage by getting your hands on this umbrella. After all, if you could tell the rain one thing, what else would you tell it? Buy it here
Alex Eagle X Luke Edward Hall
Exquisite taste-maker Alex Eagle has teamed up with London-based interior designer and artist Luke Edward Hall to make this 100% cotton 'I mean the dream' tee. It goes out of stock pretty quickly every time a new batch is added, but keep an eye here for more.