Menswear A/W15: The Artists That Inspired the Collections

Unique documentation of men's and women's fashion collections
January 30, 2015

Standing on the shoulders of giants; a look at the artists old and new that appeared throughout the menswear collections

While mottoes and textures were the theme that permeated the London collections, in Paris and Milan there were more than a few designers who incorporated their favourite artists into their shows. From William Blake to Roger Ballen, we look at some of our favourite artistic inclusions in A/W15's menswear.

Comme des Garcons (above)
South African photographer Roger Ballen's intensely creepy charcoal drawings were etched onto the backs of white coats at Comme des Garcons, while multi-disciplinary tattoo artist Joseph Ari Aloi (aka JK5) designed the second skins worn by models to imitate sleeves of tattoos a motif that extended into the fabrics. Not since the early 90s has graffiti scrawl looked so current; as ever, Rei Kawakubo combined disparate references for a collection that appeared deeply unified and considered.

The rest of the article can be read on 'Another Mag'.