18.4.13

Fashion, Art, and Holly Fowler

Fashion Designer Holly Fowler and Princess Pamela

Is fashion art? Is art fashion? Of course, debating the answers to these questions are ongoing conversations amongst the fashion realm. Which actually beg a much larger question, ‘Well…what the hell is art’? To which I always thought a perfectly sufficient answer was, ‘You know it when you see it’. Like love. When I discovered the work of fashion designer Holly Fowler I knew hands-down, no if’s, and’s or but’s about it, that this was art. And I think you’ll agree.

Holly is an English designer based in London who specializes in hand painted fashion. Her work is based on the idea that every garment is, in fact, a painting. She treats the silhouette as her canvas, and paints each print directly onto the clothing, to create a print that wraps around and moves and grooves with the wearer; essentially creating ‘wearable art’. Holly’s muse is ‘Princess Pamela’, a character based on her grandmother as a young woman. Pamela is a modern day princess who goes on adventures in each season’s collection. And we can definitely see the Princess’s influence in the latest collection of regal gowns and ‘off-duty’ pant suits painted with jewels, tassels, and sashes bearing intricate floral designs. Wearble art for the modern day Princess- tres romantique! Can’t wait to see what fairy tale Holly Fowler invites us to dive into next season.

All images via HollyFowler.com

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5 comments:

  1. Wow, she is talented! Thank you for sharing <3
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  2. i saw one of these on your pinterest and im so glad you shared this post.....her work is just incredible!!!!
    brooke @ what2wear

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  3. That certainly is Art! It's so good to see these up and coming talented young designers.....they just need to get their break in the big time? But with a collection like this, I dont think it will be too long in coming! p.s. please take a peek at my blog, maybe follow each other? xx

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  4. Holly's work is beautiful!! It reminds me of early Zandra Rhodes - do you agree?

    MB x

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