Fashion: A New Form of Art
2019 galas have been the main topic of discussion lately. Whether it is talks about the Met Gala "Camp" theme (which people are still talking about) or Tina Knowles' Wearable Art Gala, these events have turned the term "fashion" from trendy garments to extravagant pieces of art. As the art scene booms with new talent and unique forms and definitions, can we consider fashion as one of them? We think so and Global Intuition is going to tell you why:
According to Oxford Dictionaries, art is defined as the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form. And from the beginning of time, fashion has always been a form of a visually aesthetic form of self expression. When we associate art, we often think of music, paintings, dancing and even film. But fashion icon, Anna Wintour, changed the game for fashion when she paved the way for "fashion as fine art" curating a costume design as a permanent art collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
In addition to fashion as self expression, you've heard of the famous saying: "Our body is our canvas." And that is very much true. Just like a blank canvas, fashion paints an image of who we are or what inspires us. Fashion designers from all over often use art pieces as inspiration for developing their collection.
While artists are slowly but surely accepting fashion as a form of art you can see there is massive progress in collaboration with artists and designers. An iconic example is Kanye West and Vanessa Beecroft.
Global Intuition's collections are highly influenced by art as we use a combination of fashion, art de vivre and individualism to design our clothes.