A/W 11 AT THE TATE BRITAIN
The intensity of a 'fashion week', let alone a fashion month, can make it easy to lose perspective. You forget about 'normal' things, like sitting down to a meal or having a conversation with someone that isn't about fashion. Suddenly, doing anything that isn't fashion becomes desirable, so come the Monday afternoon, Michael and I decided to take a fashion week break and visit the Tate Britain. Something that neither of us, shamefully, as Art student and Art fan respectively, had never done before.
As it turns out, we still couldn't get away from fashion. We ended up playing 'spot-the-latest-collection' round the gallery, imagining that all the London designers had gone on some sort of pseudo-school trip to the Tate to seek inspiration for their A/W 11 moodboards. Unlikely, but still fun to play. Here were our findings...
GEOMETRIC SHAPES OF WARM COLOUR TONES
DAVID KOMA & BERNARD CHANDRAN + DAVID BATCHELOR'S RECTANGLES
CORRIE NIELSEN + ROYAL PORTRAIT FROM THE 16TH CENTURY
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD MAKEUP + FRANK BOWLING'S TEXTURED OILS
OSMAN'S COLOUR PALETTE + MARC VAUX
HOLLY FULTON'S JEWELLED INTRICACY + CERITH WYN EVANS' CHANDELIER