Friday, February 18, 2011

...fashion...art...art...fashion...

"Dress is a form of visual art, a creation of images with the visible self as its medium..."
A gorgeous quote by Anne Hollander (art historian and fashion theorist) and one that resonates with today's post...being the avid trendland reader that I am, I am always excited by the daily posts that come into my inbox, particularly when they deal with fashion illustrations... Mostly because I wish I knew how to draw and paint, but also because I find them a constant form of inspiration...recently, trendland featured fashion illustrations by Julie Verhoeven, a London-based artist who also studied fashion and worked with John Galliano...her ties to fashion are quite obvious in her work, as she has collaborated with numerous designers and companies, including Louis Vuitton and H&M among others...I was particularly taken aback by Verhoeven's designs because I just finished reading a book by Anne Hollander entitled, "Seeing Through Clothes" in which she claims that clothes are and must be seen and studied as art is seen and studied, "not primarily as cultural by-products or personal expressions but as connective links in a tradition of image-making" (xvi)...whether I agree with this sentiment or not, is a topic better left discussed in my comprehensive exam (sigh) but ever since Verhoeven's illustrations showed up in my inbox, I can't help but link art and fashion and fashion and art together in a much stronger connective bond than I ever have in the past...
Below are some of my favourite of Julie Verhoeven's creations...Enjoy...
This tea set (above) reminds me of Alice In Wonderland..something the Mad Hatter would surely drink from...absolutely gorgeous...
Love K

2 comments:

Julia Vorob'eva said...

ah, such adorable prints! I love !

Marcia B. said...

WOw love the mood of your blog, great inspiration pictures!

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