LFW’s Art Inspirations

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From Minimalist to Modernist,  MOJEH.com takes a glimpse into the array of art inspirations and movements taking place in LFW’s autumn/winter 2016 runways at the moment.

By Aishwarya Tyagi

Holly Fulton a/w16 backstage

Holly Fulton a/w16 backstage

Emilia Wickstead

Taking inspiration from the playful imagination and fanciful world of Erwin Blumenfeld’s ‘Fantasies’, Emilia Wickstead’s a/w16 collection gives a new feeling to forms and figures. In Forties inspired ladylike silhouettes, the designer presented her signature coat-dresses and a variety of voluminous skirted options in shades of lavender, mustard and sea greens in a striped fabric that was spliced with sheer horizontal lines.

Lisa Fonssagrives on the Eiffel Tower, Paris, 1939 Source: Blumenfeld Studio | Emilia Wickstead a/w16


Designer duo Levi Palmer and Matthew Harding take a turn at recreating the Situationist movement and vapor wave in their winter collection using the antidigital aesthetic of contemporary artist Nathan Peter’s work that can be noticed in the colours and textures including: latice patchworked tops, oversized knotted skirts and re-constructed chiffon blouses.

Nathan Peter's Latice 2014 | Palmer//Harding a/w16

Holly Fulton

David Inshaw’s painting ‘The Badminton Game’ depicts two women clad in surreal chiffon dresses while playing the sport, and in full spirit, Fulton transformed her object of affection in a maximalist display of lush, rich shades inspired by the deeptones of his paintings. Taking cues from Seventies sportswear, referencing utilitarian detailing and cuts through the outerwear, Holly Fulton presented an array of velvets and jacquards stitched dungarees, bell-sleeve shirts, parkas, jumpsuits and updated versions in paisley and embroidery.

The Badminton Game, 1972 source: David Inshaw | Holly Fulton a/w16