Fashion and Art
A controversial debate that has existed for many years, and will probably still be argued for many years to come, is the relatively close relationship that fashion and Art has. People in both the fashion and art industries (or as some artists like to call: 'art world') have very mixed opinions and ideas on the collaboration of fashion and art and how one may influence the other in the industry we live in today.
“Art is Art and Fashion is an industry”, as quoted from in Michael Boodro's 'Art and Fashion' (2007), he believes that Fashion is just a 'man made' craze that has only been popularised by the many followers in public that are cloned to consume the ideas of fashion. Boodro also believes that “...fashion comes with no illusions attached” He believes that there isn't a depth to fashion as there is in art, he believes art is an academia with vast depths of knowledge involved as to fashion, which is a shallow and very monochrome in it's appearance, with no hidden messages. He goes on to explain that the interest in fashions first started in the late 1800s/early 1900s when only the rich and wealthy could afford artwork, in a form of portraits, then these painters created elaborate fashions in this paintings, learning the art of drapery and how to portray fabrics in the best possible light, For example: “Gustav Klimt, portraits of women, 'designed' dresses that were more prominent than his subjects''.Following on from this, Boodro then goes on to highlight some interesting links between art and fashion in how the artists has always formed the inspiration for the designer, such as: “Valentino has taken black and white geometric motifs from the Viennese artists Josef Hoffman and Koloman Mosen and embroided them in sequins and dresses” Many other examples there to highlight that a key to a designers success is by taking inspiration from previous art work by innovative and creative artists, which supports Boodro's opinion that fashion is a...
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