Tag Archives: Expressionism

Wassily Kandinsky

Junya Watanabe SS15

Wassily Kandinsky’s color theory inspired the Junya Watanabe Spring/Summer 2015 Show.

Other Wassily Kandinsky-influenced collections : Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2012 (this show was based on Wassily Kandinsky’s clean lines and colors, and on the Bauhaus), Carlos Sobral Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 (« Wassily Kandinsky » jewelry and accessories collection), Christophe-Alexandre Docquin (the bridal dresses that Christophe-Alexandre Docquin has designed, especially for his Autumn/Winter 2009-2010 collection, are sometimes decorated with Wassily Kandinsky-influenced patterns, handpainted by Véronique Petit), Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2007 (this show featured Wassily Kandinsky-style colored crystal mesh motifs on some pieces), Genny Autumn/Winter 2000-2001 (the colors paid tribute to Wassily Kandinsky’s paintings), Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2000 (the colors and the lines of this collection drew inspiration from Wassily Kandinsky), Lefranc-Ferrant Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (some floral motifs echoed Wassily Kandinsky’s paintings), Louise Goldin Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 (some knits evoked Wassily Kandinsky’s op-art works), Malo Spring/Summer 2010 (Kandinsky’s vibrant color palette inspired this collection), Pino Lancetti 1973 (this collection paid homage to Wassily Kandinsky), Roseanna (« Kandinsky » motifs on the « Whamy » silk dresses that Roseanna has created for the Bon Marché’s Roseanna X Mini Me Rive Gauche mother / daughter collection, launched on August 30, 2014), Sass & Bide Resort 2012 (this collection, titled « A Winning Day », was partly based on Wassily Kandinsky’s abstract art).

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Posted by on October 5, 2014 in Art


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Paul Klee

Novis AW1415Paul Klee’s abstract paintings have inspired the watercolor patterns of the Novis Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Collection.

Other Paul Klee-influenced collections : Donna Karan Spring/Summer 2006 (some abstract motifs referenced Paul Klee), Loden Dager Spring/Summer 2012 Menswear.

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Posted by on February 17, 2014 in Art


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Marc Chagall

Nanette Lepore Pre-Fall 13Marc Chagall’s « Circus » series influenced the Nanette Lepore Pre-Fall 2013 Collection.

Another Marc Chagall-influenced collection : John Galliano Spring/Summer 2011 (one outfit of this collection, which was an homage to Maria Lani, evoked the portrait of Maria Lani that Marc Chagall painted).

Moreover, Marc Chagall designed the cover of the December 1977 issue of « Vogue Paris » (Marc Chagall was the guest editor of this issue).

Photo : Courtesy of Nanette Lepore




Posted by on May 25, 2013 in Art


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