Spring 2015 for menswear explodes with "Avant Pop":
a combination of abstract art with animated hues culminating to
Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton was devoid of historic references and went for coats and pants with abtracted swilrs inspired by Matisse paintings. Commes de Garcon Shirt's casuals were "hallucinogenic" with intarsia knits every bit as busy as a Miró or a Calder - looking like former ravers with degrees in French literature and careers in art*
Xander Zhou took to sleeveless sweaters wavy stripes in primary colors.
*Lee Carter, style.com
Pop-Art inspirations accentuate head-to-toe looks for a hyper-realism effect -from Moschino's Jeremy Scott's supermarket grocery goods to Etro's depiction of Arcimboldo's 16th-century vegetable paintings and foods on plates, Brave and bold abstract camo was the starrer at DSquared's collection echoing Andy Warhol.
Vivienne Westwood was on an art crusade with her trademark tatters
and swashbuckling shapes.
Avant-Pop also features photo-real images on basic tees and sweaters.
Surrealist imagery, as experimentation in art and design present unlikely juxtapositions.
Bobby Abley playfully incorporated Little Mermaid characters into pastel sportswear.
Kenzo's Paris-tourist inspiration brought out icons of Eiffel Tower and Les Mis images.
Collages of paint splashes and antique statues was an effective message at Frankie Morello.
Artistic inspiration is the influence here. Bold graphics, abstract pop art, mixing prints, surrealism, Warhol inspired graffiti art, pvc, nylon, jacquard, stretch jersey - all communicating a mixed-media effect for a chic walking art gallery.
Here are your key pieces:
Pop art shirt, painted board shorts, patterned overcoat, photo-real sweatshirt.
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