The Best Fashion Collections That Were Inspired by Art

For decades, fashion has become a canvas for some remarkable art pieces, and the result was some phenomenal and much-loved collections that helped people appreciate both art and fashion at the same time.  Here are some of the most iconic collaborations since the 1960s. 

Yves Saint Laurent x Piet Mondrian 

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©: Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent has collaborated with many artists to date but the one with Piet Mondrian can never be forgotten. The fashion house’s Autumn/ Winter 1965 collection grasped the geometrics and colour-blocking techniques of Mondrian’s art perfectly. The creation not only gave fashion lovers some iconic vintage pieces but also paved way for the French fashion Maison’s success.

Versace x Andy Warhol 

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A collaboration that came as a result of Versace’s admiration for Andy Warhol is the Italian designer’s Spring/Summer 1991 collection, otherwise known as the “Pop” collection which included the American artist’s artwork. The most remarkable of them all was a dress featuring Andy Warhol’s best screen prints featuring portraits of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, and it will always be remembered in the history of fashion. 

Hermés x Hiroshi Sugimoto

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©: Hiroshi Sugimoto

Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto’s project titled Colours of Shadow was a perfect mix of the artist’s play with colours and the principles of physics that gave a simple ombre painting, a magical effect. Hermés’s artistic director Pierre-Alexis Dumas took one look at the abstract painting and went ahead with the artist’s suggestion to transfer it to Hermés scarves.

Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons

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©: Louis Vuitton

Most people recognise Jeff Koons’s famous art pieces, Balloon dog and Rabbit, but art enthusiasts know his most-loved and also very controversial work, The Gazing Ball series. It represented the works of some great artists like Van Gogh and Da Vinci in a new light. Among those who were impressed by Jeff Koons’s The Gazing Ball series was Louis Vuitton who decided to bring the paintings to LV bags 

Vans x Van Gogh

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©: Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

Vincent Van Gogh’s works have been cherished and admired by art experts and common people alike. So, when Vans decided to feature the artist’s paintings in its collection, it gave rise to an incredible line. Van Gogh’s iconic works like Almond Blossoms, Sunflowers, Van Gogh’s self-portrait and Skull took a new life on Vans sneakers and jackets. 

Gucci x Elton John

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©: Gucci

The Italian fashion house Gucci’s collaboration with singer-songwriter Elton John brought Gucci enthusiasts and the singer’s fans a remarkable collection. The cover art of his single “Levon” was printed on t-shirts, sweatshirts and tote bags of the brand. The capsule collection supposedly reflects the whimsical characteristics of the song. 

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