At this moment in time, the fashion world and the art world couldn’t be better pals ;) Walking arm in arm, artists collaborate with designers and art fairs become the new catwalks. For the past few seasons, painterly techniques have inspired prints, provided mural backdrops for runways and been applied delicately to models foreheads for Simone Rocha’s autumn/winter 14 show. As we reflect on the artistic influences of the past few seasons, we daydream about the 5 iconic painters we not-so-secretly wish were print designers.
Artist Sterling Ruby was let loose on Raf Simons for their autumn/winter 14 collaboration. The results are a beautiful mess of expressive marks, dripping paints and nostalgic band patches. For expressive gestures in painting at their rawest we look to the expansive primitive canvases of Cy Twombly. His abstract scrawlings aim to capture the passing of time and manage to create a story on the surface of the canvas. Aesthetically, these ‘Action Paintings’ celebrate the brush mark in all its textures and 60 years on we can still feel the paint drip.