Fashion & Art: A Common Spirit
We love how the disciplines of art, architecture, music, and fashion overlap and influence one another. When we saw the first work in Cleveland Dean’s Cloth° series, it was a literal bright spot in a long, difficult year. Collectively, we are all seeking vibrancy.
Now, we’re witnessing this on a global scale as we look ahead to the Fall/Winter 2021-2022. Here are our favorite moments from Milan Fashion Week — and where we see these ideas similarly expressed in works by Cleveland Dean.
Saturated, technicolor bolds make a bright appearance, as we reemerge from a trying period. Color in fashion and art lift the spirit. Bold color and sumptuous finishes define Cloth°. It was inspiring seeing this unabashed confidence on the runway.
Metallics are magical, facilitating light to dance across a surface. In fashion and in contemporary art now, gleaming finishes are shining the brightest.
In fashion, as in art, statements are made in scale. Exaggerated, more-is-more armor-like garments are happening right now. “I was Monticello” by Cleveland Dean gives you the great look, without you having to actually wear it!
Cloth° accentuates the elegant flow of beautiful fabrics. The sculptural works are fluid and organic — reminiscent of a garment falling to the floor, an ephemeral moment captured in static form.
The Cloth° series continues to speak to us in new ways every day. Each piece brings pop to a space; and the drive behind the work echoes throughout the art of current fashion in exciting, energizing ways.
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