Fashion Abstraction

"Moment," 2016
Curves and colors span across the canvases of Power Boothe’s paintings. Straight lines travel next to half circles, forming paths for the eye to follow. Colors help lines transform into shapes like triangles and squares.
"Interlude," 2016
Since the late 1960s, the American artist has produced works of abstraction. His grid-like creations take the viewer on a journey through space and form, as the lines and colors communicate through a visual language rooted in geometry.
"Surfacing" 2016
Like the abstract curves of Boothe’s paintings, the fabrics seen on the Emilio Pucci spring runway took inspiration from geometric design. 

2

Material Girl

Big hair, leggings, sky high shoulder pads…it was the decade of decadence. Wall Street was flying high and so was everyone’s taste for the good life. Consumer culture reached a peak to the tune of Madonna’s “Material Girl.”
Though over 20 years have passed since we said goodbye to the 80s, the style influences continue to infiltrate modern fashion. The spring runway, like that of Ronald van Der Kemp's couture collection, was full of padded shoulders reminiscent of Melanie Griffith in “Working Girl”…the only thing missing were her white sneakers.
0

Charming Charlie

From the streets of London to the royal palace, hers was the story of rags to riches.
"Nell Gwyn" by Peter Lely, 1675
Nell Gwyn started her career as an orange girl at London’s King’s Theater during the Restoration period of the mid to late 1600s. As she wound her way through the crowds and enticed audience members to indulge in a sweet orange, Nell learned to use her wit and charm to win over the theatre-goers. It wasn’t long before she found herself on the stage and was gaining fans as an actress. Soon to join her fan base was none other than the King of England.

0