Monday, January 19, 2009

Musette Imitates Art

Whether they were dominated by pretty prints, delicate drapery or bold colours, something about this Spring'09 season made us motivated to hit the floors of the world's best galleries and museums.

Monet Water Lilies 1908

Lanvin is Lovely Like Lilies
Vivid pops of colour and hand-stitched floral detailing made one of Monet's most famous paintings feel like only an outfit away. Silk shimmered like oil paint while flowers floated down the Lanvin catwalk like true works of art.

Morris Louis Delta Theta 1961

Victor & Rolf's Striped Sister
Fashion's most avant-garde design duo took us back to the 60's - namely to the work of abstract expressionist Morris Louis and his iconic painted stripes. Shalom Harlow rocked Victor & Rolf's runway in a medley of wild shapes, patterns and textures. Most memorable? The striped garments that seemed to mimic our very favourite Louis painting.

Mourning Athena circa 450 BC

Yigal Azrouel Goes Greek Goddess
An array of goddess gowns dominated the Spring collections but Musette favoured Yigal Azrouel's floor length, light pink number the most. Visions of the Parthenon's relief sculpture of Athena sprung to mind as we were reminded that femininity is always at it's best when gracefully draped.

Roy Lichtenstein In The Car 1963

Christopher Kane's It

He may have looked to Planet of the Apes and Raquel Welch for inspiration but Musette thought mainly of the king of Pop Art, Roy Lichtenstein, when viewing Christopher Kane's wild looks. Primary colours, animal prints and circular shapes resembled comic melodrama in the coolest possible way.