Fashion and Art Collide
“Why have there been no great women artists?”, a statement written on the DiorT-shirt which debuted in the Paris Fashion Week show by the designer, Chiuri’s Collection - I am certain it will create a style sensation which will trickle down to street style… Which begs the question?
Why is there so much of Art in Fashion? Has there always been this great connect?
First of all - I don’t believe that Art is all about Men. They may have had their fair share of over representation. Gender aside, all is fair in Love, War & Art & Fashion. I do believe we are catching up, or I would like to see more of it happening! Perhaps taking it to the fashionable streets is a sign of change to come.
I started my wearable art on scarves over ten years ago-creating and honing the vision with my own silk screens from my photography and art..until i decided a few years ago to experiment on a broader level with designing and manufacturing. Let's just say I have a strong entrepreneurial drive. Sometimes my friends and fans will look at my work and say“Is that a scarf?” When told they aren’t, there is a look of dismay. My imagery needs to be created into a design and not all of it fits into scarf design..you might just say it collides with the very idea. Then a lightbulb goes off, maybe collision sparks more art; more design & more Fashion & Art.
Design begins with inspiration