One of my favourite artists is Vincent Van Gogh. His story and his work have always fascinated me. The passion, sadness, love and frustration in his brush strokes are so beautiful to behold. It was with delight that I saw pieces at Whitestuff’s SS18 press day which looked like Van Gogh’s work. Whitestuff has created wearable art, inspired by Van Gogh’s landscape paintings.
Fashion and Art
The arts often cross pollinate, so, its no a surprise when paintings inspire the form and style of fashion. White Stuff & The National Gallery have collaborated to create a clothing collection for SS18. The collection features the work of Dutch Post-Impressionist artist, Vincent Van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890).
White Stuff’s design team were inspired by Van Gogh’s works entitled A Wheatfield, with Cypresses and Long Grass with Butterflies. They were painted in 1889 and 1890 respectively and are both on display at the National Gallery, London. The design team have elegantly translated the works into fashion. They have used Van Gogh’s palette of vibrant greens of the brushstrokes that depict long, unkempt grass sitting alongside pops of orange in the tassel detail on the scarf.
Long Grass with Butterflies
Out the White Stuff & The National Gallery Collaboration will come 11 pieces. The collection will comprise of clothing, accessories and homeware which will be exclusive to White Stuff & The National Gallery. I saw the Cornelia dress on the press day. It’s made from fabric which depicted the painting Van Gogh’s painting Long Grass with Butterflies. He painted the piece at the end of his stay at the asylum St. Remy in 1890.
The Cornelia dress ¾ length, round neck, all-in-one sleeves (short), tucks at the midsection, pencil skirt with front pockets at the hip. It’s a flattering and timeless design. The dress will RRP £59.95
Head in the clouds
Van Gogh saw the world is a unique way. His landscapes reflected his love for the ‘healthy and fortifying about the countryside’. I guess that’s why I enjoy seeing his work so much. I adore the countryside.
The White Stuff & The National Gallery collection will launch in select shops and online on the 13th May 2018. It will also be on display in the National Gallery’s Getty shop for 12 weeks from the launch date.