La mode devient art. Ou l’inverse.

Fashion becomes art. Or the opposite.

Fashion and art have close links. Until they mix.

Junya Watanabe hypothesizes that our clothes are artistic expressions of which we are the curators. His creations at the crossroads between fashion and sculpture are a demonstration of this.

In this vein, the Dover Street Market (DSM) concept stores offer “wearable art”* in their selection: ready-to-wear pieces on the border between clothing and art.

For more accessible versions, they imagined a series of collaborations between brands and artists for the Felix contemporary art fair (LA). Ready-to-wear pieces and accessories were born from these joint creations.

In a parallel approach, the artist Mathilde Denize transforms her paintings into clothes.

She cuts and sews them to make grotesque pieces between costumes and sculptures, which she wears or exhibits. His practice opened the doors to the Villa Medicis and several renowned galleries.

Approaches which remind us that art does not necessarily have to be hung or placed on a pedestal.

And that fashion is a form of art.

*wearable art

1 - Junya Watanabe, Fall/Winter 2024/25 collection

2 - Mathilde Denize

3 - Sánchez-Kane ready-to-wear collection for Felix Art Fair x DSM

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