This week Junkyard Arts will be featuring stories from Fashion Week as they relate to the arts. As Tim Gunn mentioned in a recent Project Runway, Fashion is not Clothes. It is a statement, it is design, it is a plan. It demonstrates craftsmanship, vision and creativity that I dare say commands attention the same way a painting commands attention on a crisp, white wall of a gallery. Fashion is a celebration of innovation and creativity that not only speaks for itself, but lets the wearer speak of themselves through it. When done well, fashion is most definitely an art form.
A Favorite: Rodarte!
Rodarte never disappoints. This collection was inspired by the redwoods in California and while at times is a bit too literal, I admire their gusto. Again we have the hard lines and structured fabrics – many seem as if they are costumes rather than wearable garments, though this isn’t surprising from a design house that recently did the costumes for the film Black Swan. This collection, perhaps more than any of them, represents how art and fashion easily coexist and influence each other. While Im not sure I could wear these items, I sure as hell could look at them all day.