Fashion design is a form of art and creation.
So, it’s totally natural for fashion designers to be influenced by the work of painter, graphic designers, etc. High fashion designers to independent artists, like Etsy sellers, use elements of famous artwork on their designs, either directly (maybe use an exact pattern on a piece of clothing) or indirectly (maybe use a trademark color palette of an artist or an era).
This one is for M.C. Escher, who is by the way, one of my favorites!
Maurits Cornelius Escher was a Dutch graphic artist, born in 1898 (and died in 1972). He created woodcuts, lithographs and mezzotints, inspired by mathematics.
His universe (aka work) is filled with black and white patterns, shapes of animals and birds that end up looking an abstract version of themselves! So interesting and eye catching, that can make your vision and mind wander for hours.
“Two interesting planes” (woodcut, 1952, 22×32 cm)
“Development I” (woodcut, 1937, 44×44 cm)
“Fishes and scales” (woodcut, 1959, 38×38 cm)
“Metamorphose” (woodcut, 1939-40 & 1967-68, 19.5×700 cm)
“Relativity” (lithograph, 1953, 28×29 cm)
Some of the designers that created Escher inspired pieces, are Catherine Malandrino, Alexander McQueen and Mary Katrantzou.
Catherine Malandrino (Fall 2009, ready-to-wear)
Alexander McQueen (Fall 2009, ready-to-wear)
Mary Katrantzou (Fall 2017, ready-to-wear)
*Photos of Escher’s artwork, taken from Taschen’s “M.C. Escher: The graphic work”.
*Catwalk photos from vogue.com.
I always wear dresses; or skirts.
I loved wearing them all my life, and during my early 20s I started wearing them more and more. So, eventually I ended up wearing dresses all the time (well, except a couple of times each year, 4 maybe, when I might wear sweatpants or a bohemian loose pair of summer pants).
I like the feeling of wearing a dress: it’s definitely more comfortable, flattering and makes you feel so nice, having the fabric flowing around you! Plus, wear a dress and you have your basic look, anything else is usually an accessory to compliment the dress.
No, there is not an issue with cold weather. When it’s cold, I’m wearing tights or leggings, and ready to go!
I don’t think it’s so much about femininity (as many like to note), a dress doesn’t make you a woman amd not wearing one doesn’t make you less of a woman either.
It’s all about the kind of clothes you feel comfortable in.
And personally, I love my dresses!
P.S. All photos for the collage found on Pinterest.