New Yorkers are known for fashion, but two weeks out of the year you may notice that some New Yorkers seem even more stylish and fashionable than usual, that is because of the famous New York City Fashion Week. Although this fall’s fashion week is coming to an end today, it is clear to say that one designer in particular is inspired by much more than his own creativity.
Prabal Gurung, a rising fashion designer who debuted in the 2009 Fashion Week, says that he looked toward artist Amie Dick’s and sculptor Anish Kapoor‘s works as inspirations for his 2013 collections. Dick is a burgeoning Dutch artist who makes use of magazine clippings as her art work’s foundation. She then plays with the magazine article’s texture by adding or subtracting from the canvas with cut outs from other magazines or utilizing sandpaper to eradicate particular objects or colors as she sees fit.
Renowned artist Anish Kapoor started out in the 1980s constructing colorful basic geometric architectural sculptures. Only recently in 1995 did Mr. Kapoor decide to center most of his art works with stainless steel as his medium. Not only do the stainless steel conform to abstract shapes to his liking, the steel also serve as distorting mirrors that parallel those that you can find in a carnival fun house. The mirrors in turn alter the views of Mr. Kapoor’s audience of how they see themselves in a physical and emotional level.
Amie Dick’s and Anish Kapoor’s unique take on art prove to be an exciting inspirational source for Prabal Gurung. Gurung states that his 2013 collection reflects on the constantly revolutionizing style of the everyday woman. According to Hollywood Reporter, Gurung said, “With the women I create for, it’s always changing, always evolving. They don’t need to prove anything to anyone. They dress for themselves.”
Just as what Gurung said, the same goes for the ever transforming fine art styles of the 21st century. New artistic styles are always being created, renewed, and expressed in totally new interpretations. In the case of Prabal Gurung’s creations, fine art has reached a new ante with its close cousin, fashion.