15 March 2011

THE ART OF FASHION

A/W 11 AT THE TATE BRITAIN

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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...

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GEOMETRIC SHAPES OF WARM COLOUR TONES

DAVID KOMA & BERNARD CHANDRAN + DAVID BATCHELOR'S RECTANGLES

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ELIZABETHAN OPULENCE

CORRIE NIELSEN + ROYAL PORTRAIT FROM THE 16TH CENTURY

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VINTAGE GRAFFITI

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD MAKEUP + FRANK BOWLING'S TEXTURED OILS

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QUALITY MINIMALISM

OSMAN'S COLOUR PALETTE + MARC VAUX

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PEARLY QUEEN

HOLLY FULTON'S JEWELLED INTRICACY + CERITH WYN EVANS' CHANDELIER

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5 comments:

candyfloss.addicted said...

nice shots! especially those with the candelabra :)

xoox,c.a ♥

http://candyfloss-addicted.blogspot.com/

Gráinne said...

Need to get down to London stat! Love the arty vibes! Culture vultures!x

Hannah May said...

love the coat you're wearing

http://not18forever.blogspot.com/

A La Mode said...

Ahh I love all the similarities! So inspiring.

polka dot said...

Oh Imogen, this is a really beautifully put together post. I LOVE how you've tied art and fashion together. We should go to galleries together someday: my husband and I spend a lot of time looking at art: I was originally an artist, worked in NY with one of the most major art collectors/patrons - he was preparing me to show and instead I got married and bunked off to London.

Your comments were so sweet - thank you. I should clarify: I'm sad for other people - for the Japanese people (and let's not forget the horrors going on in Libya) - but not for myself. It's a very different kind of sadness. Oddly, BEFORE the tsunami, I was sad for a few days and didn't know why, but now I do. I feel that artistic creative people just sometimes have a sense of prescience. Or at least, I do. Once I know where these strange feelings are coming from, it makes sense.

Even if this long comment doesn't. I hope you're well and hope to see you soon. Big hug xox

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