Friday, 30 January 2015

He(art) on your sleeve

Art doesn't always have to just be on your wall. Christopher Bailey swapped Burberry‘s traditional plaid for boho flower motifs for his A/W 2014 collection. The Shearling jackets, trench coats and handbags really stood out to me. Each piece was drawn upon, free hand, with sketchy, smudgy flowers and leaves. The floral artwork was inspired by the influential group of writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists who lived in the Bloomsbury quarter of London during the first half of the 20th century. I love the idea that each coat is a complete one-off and painted by hand. The style and 
colours were just beautiful. 

Images found here here and here
The painted sheepskin jackets reminded me a little of the amazing vintage fur coat that Carrie wore in Sex and the City. It was a a full-length fur coat, with flapper girls painted on the back, customised by Selina Francis-Bryden aka 'Franny B'.

This has really got me inspired to create my own piece of wearable art! I've got a vintage sheepskin coat knocking about in the back of my wardrobe that doesn't really get the wear that it deserves, and a draw full of paints and paintbrushes that are begging to be used. All I need to do is combine the two with a little art inspiration of my own. I can't wait to get started with this project and share it with you!

2 comments :

  1. The first thing I thought if was that SATC coat! Love it and can't wait to see what you do! Xxx

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    1. I know! You wouldn't believe how hard it is to find a picture of that coat though! xx

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