Fashion and Art in some way or another have always influenced one another; however, some designers for Spring/Summer 2012 have taken it to another level. They say that copying is the most sincere form of flattery, so I guess Jill Sander must really admire Picasso’s pottery, as the designs have been plastered all over her latest collection. Rodarte also pays homage to the great Van Gogh, integrating the sunflower series, and the infamous Starry Night painting into their latest designs.
Van Gogh painted Starry Night, whilst he was staying at the psychiatric hospital of Saint Remy-of-Provence. The painting exposes Van Gogh’s troubled soul, with his brush strokes expressing the haunting story from within. The nocturnal painting reflects his deep depression, and his fight between a man and his anxiety. The energetic strokes, and the vibrant colours of the stars against the dark blues and blacks of the night sky, convey the message from a desperate man looking for hope, light and love, in the night’s sky.