Clean, graphic prints, often in bold futuristic colorations, are the signature print direction and in line with designers’ current passion for the modern lines and aesthetics of the ’60s.
Designers dipped into the art archives for fall, offering a plethora of painterly inspired art prints, mostly Modernist. This mood toward modern art surfaced in both the European and American collections.
Taking cues from greats such as Mondrian to Kandinsky to Van Gogh, design talents including Prada, Jil Sander, Celine and Dries Von Noten applied broad brush strokes and graphic geometric prints to dresses, knits and coats and accessories.
Why are designers so tuned into modern art this fall?
Perhaps because it works so well–the perfect partners for fall’s solid bright ready to wear.
Artful Jewels Too
So as designers mine the art museum for print and pattern, create a new fashion dynamic for yourself, one that is artful, modern and right off the runway.
As you take a walk through Jewelista’s gallery of jewelry, there’s plenty of Modernist influences to be found, too.Veto‘s pair of colorful aluminum earrings have a sculptural, Brancusi-esque feeling.
Designer Ken Lo‘s Geometrique drop earrings seem to tumble like a Kandinsky mobile.
A Michou gemstone pendant is assembled in color block style reminiscent of Mondrian.