It has been almost 10 decades since Yves Saint Laurent designed The Mondrian Collection, a tribute to Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. The collection - which featured on the cover of French Vogue September 1965 - comprised a group of dresses with bold black stripes and big blocks of primary colours.
Back to the present and Spring Summer 2014 brings us vibrant fashion infused with art from Céline; where Phoebe Philo was inspired by 1920s Parisian graffiti, with tops, skirts, coats, and dresses adorned with swirls and broad strokes of bright primary colours.
Miuccia Prada invited young artists to ‘portray the essence of femininity’ with designs informed by the murals of Mexican painter Diego Rivera. This gives us large format female portraits against a backdrop of coats, dresses, and bags.
With influences from kinetic art and in particular the work of two Venezuelan artists - Carlos Cruz-Diez and Jesús Rafael Soto - Carolina Herrera offers us pieces that play with perception and movement creating a seemingly shape shifting, fluid 3D like effect
I'm certainly appreciating this highly visual fusing of fashion and art, and as one of my favourite actresses Helena Bonham Carter once said... "everything in life is art".