I came across this press release from the V&A Shop on their facebook page and thought it was worth sharing as it encompasses art, museums, and fashion.
“ERDEM INSPIRED BY V&A COLLECTIONS FOR LFW.
Brit-based designer, Erdem Moralioğlu, launched his new season of Ready To Wear at London Fashion Week on Monday. Hidden amongst his key fashionable floral prints, flouro highlights or ‘toxic pastels’ as Erdem calls them and zig zags of snakeskin, there appeared details inspired by the V&A’s holdings of decorative arts.
The house of Erdem have amazingly added a fresh twist to wallpapers housed in the Museum’s National Collection of Historic Wallpapers and very cleverly transformed them to look like lace appliqué.
Of particular note were two wallpapers though one can see where ideas began from various patterns. A wallpaper specimen produced and designed by Paul Balin based on material of the period of Louis XV was used within many key looks. Originally it was a machine print on embossed paper, designed in Paris, 1850-73 and exhibited at the Vienna Exhibition of 1873. Another wallpaper portion, with a design of landscape vignettes, in foliated scroll borders imitating stucco work, on a yellow ground was incorporated by Erdem into breathtaking panels. It is a chiaroscuro colour woodblock print on paper, which was left over from the decoration in 1769 of the old Manor, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire.”
I thought this was an interesting bit of news that shows the cross-section of art, museums, and fashion. The V&A Collections are available to visiting scholars and artists (by appointment only) and it’s interesting to see the end result of a study visit. I particularly enjoyed Erdem’s show and love the inclusion of art references in many looks.
To view Erdem’s Ready to Wear collection, visit Now Fashion.
Photograph courtesy of Style.
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