"Futurism, being a global revolution, could but permeate that art of everyday and social life that fashion represents. Boccioni and Severini once caught Apollinaire, in Paris in 1911, wearing socks of different colors. Carli walked around the darkest streets of Florence donning a scarlet waistcoat. Guided by Balla, Futurist fashion became increasingly provocative and ephemeral. He launched the Futurist Masculine Clothing (1914) and thought up bi-colored shoes, polychrome neckties made of plastic, cardboard or wood, sometimes equipped with colorful lightbulbs that would go off and on at will. His clothes were completed by "modifiers", meaning pieces of material of various forms and colors, to be changed several times a day, (!) depending on the mood of the moment. " So I present to you....futurism fashion (circa 1914 - 1924) futurist garment 1913.jpg
Perhaps this is the wrong thread to post in because I don't know what Rei is inspired by..but I see a likeable correlation between the Comme des Garcons fall 06 show and Julia Griffiths Jones 'stories in the making'
'I would do for you'
'How he unfolds in my life'
'Everyone thought it was kitsch'
'A story waiting to be told'
'Homage to Calder'
'Everything is better now'
all artwork from juliagriffithsjones.co.uk
I wasn't sure where to put this stuff...Anyway, the articles discuss art, fashion, inspiration. Prince (known to fashionistas for his Vuitton collaboration) discusses his inspirations.
The Art of Luxury Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton
I'm not sure if this post is exactly suited for this thread....
One of the first examples which come into my mind when thinking of art crossing into fashion is the YSL Mondrian dress:
"Mondrian" day dress, autumn 1965
Yves Saint Laurent (French, born Algeria, 1936)
Wool jersey in color blocks of white, red, blue, black, and yellow
As the sack dress evolved in the 1960s into the modified form of the shift, Saint Laurent realized that the planarity of the dress was an ideal field for color blocks. Knowing the flat planes of the 1960s canvases achieved by contemporary artists in the lineage of Mondrian, Saint Laurent made the historical case for the artistic sensibility of his time. Yet he also demonstrated a feat of dressmaking, setting in each block of jersey, piecing in order to create the semblance of the Mondrian order and to accommodate the body imperceptibly by hiding all the shaping in the grid of seams.