When Fashion Meets Art强强双赢
As more fashion labels join hands with artists, people can now own wearable masterpieces — and learn a bit about art history at the same time法国时尚品牌路易威登与艺术家杰夫·昆斯将史上大师名作“搬”上手提袋；英国时尚精品 Burberry 向已故雕塑大师Henry Moore取经。艺术与时尚跨界，强强双赢。
Renowned contemporary artists Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami and Yayoi Kusama all share one thing in common: They have all worked with Louis Vuitton.
For its latest artist collaboration, the French maison picked American Jeff Koons, best known for working with pop culture subjects.
Koons reproduced five masterpieces, including Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Vincent van Gogh’s Wheat Field With Cypresses, on classic Louis Vuitton bags such as the Speedy and Neverfull. The images are based on Koons’ 2015 Gazing Ball series, comprising large-scale hand-painted reproductions of works by the old masters.
He previously collaborated with fast-fashion retailer H&M on a limited-edition handbag that retailed for about US$50 apiece. This time, the Louis Vuitton bags cost as much as US$4,000 each, in what he describes as “a continuation of efforts to erase the class distinction between pure art and the old masters”.
Burberry And Henry Moore
Iconic British luxury label Burberry paid tribute to pre-eminent British artist Henry Moore earlier this year with a collection at London Fashion Week inspired by his abstractions of the human body.
Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s president and chief creative officer, said he has been deeply influenced by the late sculptor, whose works typically depict mother-and-child or reclining figures.
Both Bailey and Moore hail from Yorkshire county. Moore was, in fact, born in Castleford, the town where Burberry’s heritage trench coats are produced.
Made from a diverse array of materials including feathers, crystals, leather and even wood, Burberry’s limited-edition run of 78 handmade capes recreate the proportions and forms of Moore’s sculptures. The pieces have been exhibited in London and an art book, The Cape Reimagined, that features these works is sold online.
In conjunction with the runway show, the Henry Moore Foundation staged an exhibition of more than 40 of Moore’s works. The TV ad campaign for Burberry’s collection for the season was also shot at Moore’s studio and garden in Hertfordshire.
Bugaboo By Niark1
Bugaboo might not be a fashion brand, but it sure has a reputation for pushing out fashionable strollers.
The Dutch company began releasing special editions of its prams in 2003. Barber Ebbinge, the designer in charge of special collections at Bugaboo, came across the work of Bas Kosters when the company asked the Dutch Fashion Foundation for the year’s best graduation portfolios.
They put him in charge of the Bugaboo Cameleon pram and the result was a remarkable success. The stroller soon made its way to highend stores, fashion magazines and even art festivals, and a string of high-profile collaborations with top creatives of various industries followed. These included fashion heavyweights such as Marc Jacobs and Missoni, as well as The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Van Gogh Museum.
The brand’s latest design partner is Sebastien Feraut, the French graphic designer, illustrator and artist better known as Niark1. The 42-year-old, who has worked with the likes of Converse, takes his inspiration from illustrated books, punk music posters and popular surrealism.
Niark1 has turned his childhood fascination with monsters into a trademark of his works. Monsters On The Move, his edgy collection for Bugaboo, features colourful critters that pop against contrasting black fabric, with matching prints on the underside. A gang of cute monsters also features on the blue Breezy Sun Canopy, a sunshade that can be used during warmer weather.
贝利与摩尔同样来自约克郡，摩尔出生地正是标志性Trench风衣的工坊所在地。贝利说过： “从我有记忆以来就对亨利·摩尔的作品十分着迷，他的作品对我有很重大的影响，在我准备Burberry 2017最新一季作品时，我的脑海不时出 现与亨利·摩尔的对话”。
Louis Vuitton collaborated with Jeff Koons to reproduce the Masters collection, which features, among others, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. (Photo: Louis Vuitton)
配合英国Burberry时装秀发布会，亨利摩尔基金会在Makers House展示40多件摩尔雕塑。(Photo: Burberry)