Story of the Month
ART’S IN FASHION!
JUDY CHICAGO X CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE S/S 2020
Maria Grazia Chiuri, Christian Dior’s womenswear creative director, is known for championing women’s rights and is an outspoken feminist, so it was a match made in heaven for her to collaborate with the pioneer of Feminist art, Judy Chicago. Chicago’s most well known work is The Dinner Party (1974-79) a sculptural work, laid out like a dinner devoted to historic female guests, celebrating craft techniques created by women all over the world in banners, tableware and table runners. She created the show venue for Christian Dior, a monumental female goddess form that the guests walked into, with a series of Banners hung by the seating and providing the backdrop to runway.
JAMIE REID X KIDILL MENS & WOMENSWEAR F/W 2020
Jamie Reid, the punk-art-pioneer famed for his iconic record covers for the Sex Pistols in the 1970s is the aesthetic embodiment of punk-art. For Hiroaki Sueyasu, the founder of Japanese brand Kidill, it was a dream come true to collaborate with his idol on the collection, aptly titled Fuck Forever!
DAVID WOJNAROWICZ X JW ANDERSON MENSWEAR F/W 2020
The artist David Wojnarowicz passed from an AIDS-related illness in 1992, though it seems like his work has never been more relevant. After a career spanning exhibition devoted to him at The Whitney Museum in 2018, his work has been gaining recognition globally for it’s increasingly pertinent themes. JW Anderson, the designer of choice to the art set, used Wojnarowicz’ burning house symbol, and reappropriated his use of Rimbaud to startling effect for his menswear F/W 2020 collection.
EDDIE PEAKE X ICEBERG MENSWEAR F/W 2020
James Long, the creative director of Iceberg since 2017 worked this season with longtime friend form London, the artist Eddie Peake. Peake is known for his graffiti inspired text works, and love of rave culture, which marries perfectly with Long’s enduring vision for Iceberg.