French artist Yves Klein is the leading figure of the New Realism movement that began in post-war Europe. Klein was a painter, photographer, and performance artist. While celebrated as an artist, he is also remembered for his furniture design.
Clyfford Still, one of the most historically significant Abstract Expressionist painters, encapsulates the modernity and forward-thinking vision of the Post-War era. Untitled (1955-56), in the Menil Collection, is an extraordinary and quintessential example of Still’s work.
MISOOK and Matisse have a key commonality: a sense of rhythm and line. One can see this energy bounced back and forth between Matisse’s works of art and MISOOK’s wearable art. Alongside Picasso, Matisse is regarded as one of the most influential artists in modern art for his wide and far-reaching contributions to painting and sculpture. Everyone, from Calvin Klein to Thakoon and Yves Saint Laurent to Dior has been influenced by Matisse’s strong compositions. Let’s take a look back at how Matisse came to be one of the most influential modern artists of contemporary fashion design.
Renowned French painter, sculptor and print market Henri Matisse was born in 1869. Matisse’s early work was painted in the Fauvist style — characterized by very bright, bold colors, and wild-expressionist brushstrokes. Fauve in French means “wild beast.” Best known for his delicate yet precise line and depiction of the human form, Matisse was lauded not only for his paintings but also for his work on paper.
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.
What could be a better way to begin the Fall season than with a versatile black jacket? MISOOK’s black wool jacket combines the ease of a contemporary fit with a subtle nod to the Mod style of the 60s with its grommet detailing. The subtle but eye-catching addition of vegan leather adds a dash of excitement to your ensemble.
Andy Warhol is famous for being an artist, filmmaker, and international social fixture. Warhol first showed his “Campbell Soup Can” series at Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, which was owned by the legendary Walter Hopps. While we all know and remember Warhol for different reasons, he is undoubtedly one of the most important artists of the 20th Century. One of the overarching achievements, he should be remembered for is the recognizing beauty in the trivial and giving it gravitas.
Fall back (no pun intended) on a classic geometrical shape, the square! This easy-going windowpane pattern is making a fashion editorial comeback for the modern woman – whether in the office or out on the town. This design serves to add an intricate amount of detail and energy to an otherwise ordinary outfit. From fashion designers to famous artists, the square is a geometric shape that adds an enduring quality to be appropriately trend-conscious without being trend-driven. Josef Albers, best known for his “Homage to the Square” series, uses overlapping and intersecting squares to examine our perception of color and space. Misook’s FW17 Green jacket echoes Albers’ 1957 Homage to the Square: Green Dusk in both its palette and pattern.