Prada is for sure highly influenced by street art, just notice, doesn’t that banana Spring 2011 “minimal baroque” print resemble to the humongous Blu Mural in Managua, Nicaragua from 2005? I’ll leave you with the thought. There
Street Art has definitely had a big influence in the fashion world over the last few years, with Vogue Paris collaborating with KAWS, a New York-based artist and designer of limited edition toys and clothing, creating a merge between fashion and graffiti, and simultaneously a fabulous editorial spread. The Graffi-Couture editorial is from Vogue Paris 2009 november edition featuring stunning Raquel Zimmerman. Anyhow the most outstanding part of this editorial has to be the KAWS graffitti.
Also my country is not very far behind, street art from artists like INSANO have served as backdrop for an Ad Campaign to a department store named Collins. The colors from the mural clearly serving as an inspiration to the styling of the shoot, with the colour blocking trend right in the bakery oven.
We are hoping for a bright future that would merge street art and fashion!!
check BLU> www.blublu.org
check KAWS > www.kaws.com
check INSANO> www.insanostudio.com