Fashion designers are banking on an uptick in the art market next fall.
Houses such as Louis Vuitton, Lacoste and Adam Kimmel all took pointers from artists and their personal styles in designing collections this season. Kimmel’s inspiration came from the wardrobe of New York–based painter George Condo, which translated into cashmere V-necks and blazers with baccarat-print linings. For the startling presentation, models in monster masks played roulette and blackjack, inspired by Condo’s paintings. The masks were created by Gabe Bartalos, a Hollywood prosthetics artist.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"