Monday, August 06, 2012

Building a Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with Art: Sonia Delaunay's Rose des Ventes

Using this painting as the focal inspiration for outfits really demonstrates how you can start with a core of neutrals, and then build out with some unexpected accent colors...


Painting – Sonia Delaunay, hooded sweater – N. Peal, beige jeans – MAJE, blue espadrilles – Boohoo, white jacket & coral dress – Dorothy Perkins, coral espadrilles – Pied a Terre

Painting – Sonia Delaunay, black sweater – Blumarine, teal skirt – Modcloth, pumps – Pierre Hardy, sweatshirt – La Garconne, pants – J. Crew, gym shoes – Converse Chuck Taylor

Painting – Sonia Delaunay, cardigan – J. Crew, dress – Dorothy Perkins, sandals – Opening Ceremony, scarf – Filippa K., dress – Valentino, coral pumps – Dorothy Perkins

Painting – Sonia Delaunay, cardigan – Crumpet, tee shirt – Alexander Wang, grey twill pants – Seven for all Mankind, oxfords – Jil Sander, sweater – Maxmara, scarf – Liberty,  pants – L’Agence, flats – Miss KG

9 comments:

  1. I love this! So many pieces of art have inspired my fashion choices! Nice work...

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  2. Beautiful choices! I love the mix of some serious color with the neutrals.

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  3. Totally sweet outfits. :) It was fun to see what you can do with a piece of abstract art as a base. Also, I love the way you've managed to mix casual grey with fancier shapes and colours; I love casual greys, but I'm having a hard tim combining them with my girly pieces. Thanks for the inspiration.;)

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  4. At first glance, I wouldn't think the colors in the abstract were compatible, but when you put together the clothes, it works.

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  5. Gasp! Be still my heart...I love those blue oxfords!

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  6. Oh thank you for this post! I love this piece (and Sonia's work more generally!)... AND your interpretation of how to work those colours into a modern wardrobe with basics is great... Thank you thank you thank you!

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  7. Abstract art is so educational for those of us trying to break away from black and get more creative with color. I never would have considered some of these combos (gray + coral, chartreuse + teal) but gosh if they don't work!

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  8. Modern art as inspiration for our fashion sense - wonderful! (I am a huge fan of mid-century art - the Abstract Expressionists, the CoBra movement in Europe. Delicious stuff. We should all dress at least occasionally in their jubilant colors and textures!)

    Lovely post.

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