Art and Fashion always go hand in hand. It is a manifestation of human art and communication. Interestingly, the collision makes the output exceptional. Picasso made a great significance in the art world and also an impact in the fashion world. Most designers were inspired by the legend’s concept, as seen in the runways flaunting the Picasso-esque elements appearing time and again–adopting his bright colors and bold shapes, emphasizing ideas to be out of the box. Here are some ways Picasso has influenced Fashion:
Concept of Cubism and Geometric prints
This has rapidly progressed during the years, primarily reflecting the images of cubist paintings. It was actually a catalyst in the design industry as a new way of seeing the modern age. As this concept was developed in 1907, it was then adopted in the fashion world for a long time. During the 1960’s several designers have been embracing the idea heavily in their works, including Mary Quant, who was known for her hot pants and mini-skirts. She tried engineering the cuts and shapes of her designs from the works of Picasso. It was also evident in Gareth Pugh’s works, as he experimented with Cubism in Fashion, evident in his 2008 Autumn/Winter collection.
Exaggeration in lines and shapes is what Picasso is also known for. This has been a stand-out piece on the runway. Emphasizing loose-fitting sweaters and voluminous sleeves. As more and more designers began experimenting with over-the-top looks, pieces exceeding natural lengths continue to capture attention. It has a significant part in making a remarkable fashion statement on the runway. And it still continues to inspire other industries’ design aspect.
Color blocking was one of Picasso’s signature. It may be an over-blown trend, but it has been adopted even as a mainstay on the street styles. It takes confidence and trust to combine bold contrasting colors that can either be effective and flattering. The vivid colors continue to uplift and revive the sets on the runway.