Art and fashion have always influenced each other. This connection is truly evident in the Spring-Summer 2018 men’s collections. On the catwalk, in fact, precious and refined creations, very similar to real works of art which could be exposed in a museum rathere than wardrobe, are clearly visible!
Kris Van Assche for Dior Homme took inspiration from the world of classical art using black and white photographic prints of marble sculptures to decorate some of the bomber jackets in his collection. Alessandro Dell’Acqua revisited the classic Art Deco floral prints and used them to create total look outfits in soft tones; Dries Van Noten used Liberty motifs to give life to a nostalgic and incredibly refined collection. Jil Sander, instead, proposed sweaters reminiscent of the works of painter Mark Rothko, who knew how to cleverly use nuanced colour bands.
Dsquared2 and Coach 1941 pay homage to the art of Hawaii with classic colourful patterned shirts, while the coats seen on Alexander McQueen catwalk are embroidered with gold threads and recall the still life paintings of the Renaissance period.
The Parisian brand Études cites the world of graffiti by applying stencils and serigraph decorations to denim jackets and cotton jersey T-shirts, while the irreverent Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garçons Homme Plus creative mind suggests the contemporary art of Maurizio Cattelan.