“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” – Pablo Picasso
There’s something palpably enticing about a nature-inspired artwork. Think of the inherent beauty spun from commonplace visuals we see around. The captivating light effects cast from the vast horizon of mere abyss. Or the iridescent glow from lush contrasts between water, boulders, and edifice. Simple bearings of nature can oftentimes inspire and motivate us to ponder, to visualize, and to creative wonders.
In essence art has no restrictions nor bound by any absolute definition. A painter with an eye for precision and a desire to elicit a concept, a mood, or emotion with a vast array of colors is as remarkable a tastemaker as a designer with an eye for seamlessly executed textural stripes and crafty color coordination.
Thus art and fashion have had a long relationship in fusing illustrative designs into ready-to-wear attires, with major glossies from Miuccia Prada’s illustrative murals of models’ faces to confetti-themed Miu Miu coats at Paris Fashion Week. So when dressing up becomes a work of art, it’s nonetheless the designing, the curating, and ultimately the pairing that makes fashion a creative playground that brings life to artistic designs.
In my outfit today I wanted to relay the impact of art on fashion by choosing a stretchy neoprene sheath from Kenzo that boasts a vibrant, watercolor-inspired print throughout. I love the off-kilter stripes of yellow and blue and the clash of opposite wavelengths that create a shocking effect. A cult favorite moto jacket was in high demand for fending off the chills, and these lace up heels brought ultra back to chic.
Every ensemble needs a wild card, no? So I took this avant-garde design up a notch by keeping my essentials in a tribal-infused trapezoid clutch. Take it from Picasso who believed the purpose of art was to wash the dust of daily life off our souls. So relax, have fun, and add that extra pep to your ensemble with a wild card pairing 🙂
Dress: Kenzo// Jacket: Hinge// Shoes: Prabal Gurung for Target// Accessories: Topshop// Clutch: Boutique in Kenya// Shades: Prada
Photos: Jason J Photography
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