To be put simply, Ad Reinhardt’s monochrome paintings are nothing short of sublime. MISOOK has chosen to introduce several jackets and tank tops this season which is a subtle nod to the historic painting of Ad Reinhardt.
The subtle and radiant paintings from his late blue series are comprised of mostly colorful and symmetrical geometric forms. Through the use of a specific painting technique, the surface of Ad Reinhardt’s monochrome paintings are incredibly delicate. Another result of this artist’s technique is shown in his paintings, which are simultaneously soft and dense — glowing with brilliance uncommon to the ordinary painted surface. Glowing with brilliance is a mission shared also by MISOOK as a representative in ready-to-wear knitwear that is flattering for every woman of all shapes and sizes.
Color for Reinhardt was of equal importance as the composition of the canvas. The limited palette with which Reinhardt painted further reinforced his interest in the perception and interplay of color. Much like the work of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet, paintings from Reinhardt’s Blue Series capture light, texture and how the viewer perceives color.
This body of paintings is also quite clever. With color as one of the primary subjects of the work, Reinhardt is able to present each shade and tonality of blue without evoking associations of blue skies, blue flags or oceans. One can say quite confidently that these paintings are about the purity and joy of color. MISOOK’s fall line is also about the purity and joy of color, which is why the fabric we use is guaranteed to stay true to its color with every machine wash and wear.
The two vertical lines framing the center of the painting are the second deepest of the three blues Ad Reinhardt uses in this painting. A royal, almost cerulean, blue stands out boldly in the center of the painting — bordered by a beautiful sapphire blue. The corners of the painting, contain a subtle and slightly different shade that reveals itself only after the view truly engages with the painting. Much like Josef Albers, Ad Reinhardt was interested in the way in which colors interact with each other. Reinhardt’s focus was different than Albers in that he focused on the interaction of different tonalities, whereas Albers focused on the way different colors interact with each other. His interest in color expands from the color blue, Reinhardt continued his experiments in monochrome tonality with both red and black paintings.
Similar to Ad Reinhardt, MISOOK has chosen to introduce several blue and black items this season. This season’s Boucle Button Front Jacket would be the perfect thing to wear to a gallery opening. Rich in texture, complimented with Reinhardt like glowing color, this daytime-to-dinner jacket will make you as stunning as one of Reinhardt’s museum-quality paintings. The four silver buttons contrast beautifully with the blue and black repeat of this jacket. A MISOOK item is as much a versatile fashion piece as it is wearable art.
For a multilayered and monochromatic MISOOK look, pair our Boucle Button Front Jacket with our Storm Tank and a pair of Black Slim Leg Pants. MISOOK jackets, pants, tanks, and other ready-to-wear fashion pieces offer unlimited versatility and can transition you from desk to dinner seamlessly. Head-to-toe in effortless sophistication, you too will be nothing short of sublime! Tag @Misookshop or #MISOOK with your favorite #MisookMoment!
Additional Beautiful Blue MISOOK Arrivals:
|Our Colorblock Pinstripe Jacket takes a classic look and catapults it to trendsetter status. This easy-care knit jacket features navy pinstripe detail, contrasted against an array of blue melange. Featuring a novel stand collar, it’s a head-turning topper for slim navy pants.|
|Rich texture, bold color, and distinctive design elements define this wear-everywhere striped jacket. Punctuated by four silver buttons down the front, our easy-care knit topper contrasts a soft bouclé body with structured black trim in a flattering below-the-hip length.|
Fun Fact: In a very unexpected twist, Ad Reinhardt also created a cartoon — How To Look at Modern Art
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For a timeless sophistication (a la the ladies of Andy Warhol’s Society Polaroids), this classic subtle floral hem MISOOK jacket uses an eclectic melding of design elements. The tweed patterned print in bold blue mingles with abstract floral detailing around the navy hem. This machine-washable knitwear offers a perfectly polished look without sacrificing an ounce of comfort. The perfect airport travel style for your next #TravelTuesday outfit.
With tonal stitching that creates a slimming illusion, our MISOOK black jacket will become a must-have season staple for years to come. Crafted in MISOOK’s signature wrinkle-free material, this fashion jacket will take you from work wear to evening wear with ease. Style with your favorite Misook essentials for a look that is instantly polished
A bright red monochromatic tone-on-tone pattern brings vibrant spirit to this beautifully tailored jacket. Accented with crisp black trim, this wash-and-wear topper offers classic lines and a flattering silhouette you’ll enjoy season after season. This MISOOK jacket manages to be as contemporary as it is classic.
Our MISOOK cherry red tank offers a great looks as it does ease with its wrinkle resistance, machine washability, flattering side slits and a below-the-hip length. Perfect as a layer under coordinating MISOOK jackets, this red and black staple shirt is a must-have for fall and beyond.
Capture the spotlight (like Debbie Harry) in vivid color with our Crosshatch Pattern Jacket. Emblazoned with bold strokes of red against a red-and-black backdrop, this wash-and-wear topper features black contrast trim, modern side slits, and a below-the-hip length. Pair it with black pants for office polish or with jeans for weekend ease.
As all you #womenwhowork know, the color red radiates power, and our MISOOK lattice red jacket conveys that sentiment with fashion-forward sophistication. A broad ottoman stitch imparts get-noticed texture and sheer styling that layers beautifully for summer. Pair this easy-care piece with everything from slim black pants to dark-rinse jeans for all-occasion versatility.