Fashion and art are often grouped together, in academia for example, or when referring to aspects of culture. It’s true that they are connected, perhaps even more so than you might first think.
Fashion design, and particularly haute couture, is undoubtedly artistic; the purpose of the clothing created is no longer to be worn, but to be seen and admired. In my opinion, it’s not only the fabulous high end fashion designers who should be credited with the title of artist, but stylists, bloggers and mere followers of fashion too!
Biker Jacket, Marc by Marc Jacobs
Jersey T-Shit, Helmut Lang
Tribal Necklace, Mixes
Platform Sandals, Bruno Premi
Aztec Print Trousers, Velvet by Graham & Spencer
(all available online from www.julesb.co.uk)
Snakeskin Clutch Bag (available from www.nyclassicshandbags.com)
Just like creating a masterpiece, creating an effortlessly chic look takes not only sartorial skill but an eye for colour, volume and dimensions. To show what I mean, I’ve styled up a statement red biker jacket in gorgeous buttery-soft leather - one of my top picks from a selection of Marc by Marc Jacobs available at Jules B – for some relaxed summery drinks:
- Proportions: You’ll have heard it a million times before, but if you go for volume on the bottom, go tailored on top. Loose trousers are complemented by a structured jacket and call out for platform heels.
- Colour: The summer hues, and particularly the sunset red of these boldly printed Aztec trousers is beautifully brought out by the jacket and everything else is kept simple.
- Pairings: A quality plain white tee from this Helmut Lang selection makes the perfect accompaniment to a biker jacket, and streamlined black accessories bring a touch of classic elegance to an otherwise bold outfit.
- Edge: The clashing print of the snakeskin clutch adds a 2013 twist.
All that in one outfit! How could it not be an art form? Why not have a go at putting together your own masterpiece look… you’ll already have all the skills you need, you just hadn’t realised it!