From Bauhaus grids at Alexander McQueen to couture colour charts at Chanel, fashion is having a high brow moment. In this week's Big Fashion Issue our 'Art Attack' shoot brings you this season's masterpieces from Celine to Prada. Grazia's Senior Fashion Editor Gemma Hawyward explains her inspiration...
Gemma Hayward writes: 'Prada, Celine, Alexander McQueen and Chanel - among others - focused on the subject of art this season. Fashion and art obviously go hand in hand, and while every season these two disciplines collide in one way or another, this is the first time so many of the international heavyweight brands have immersed their collections deeply in the art world.
Each designer has been inspired by a different artist or movement: At Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld (a keen artist himself) transformed Paris’s Grand Palais into a huge art gallery for the show. In Milan, Miuccia Prada didn’t stop at the run-of-the-mill old masters for inspiration, instead enlisting the help of four street artists to create her spring/summer collection. Pheobe Philo took Celine’s normally restrained look to a new exuberant level inspired by the graffiti of Brassaï's photography.
So it was by no mistake that art was chosen as the main trend for our Big Fashion Issue cover story. With all the big designers looks in the bag, we decided to shoot the story on a Perspex background in poppy primary colours.
Hair stylist David Wadlow worked his expertise to make model Luiza’s hair silky smooth and Terry Barber, Director of Makeup Artistry at MAC Cosmetics, decided to enhance Luiza’s natural beauty and let the colourful clothes do all the talking.'