Basquiat Fashion

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[A]s a comprehensive retrospective is set to open at London’s Barbican, we consider perhaps the most stylish of all artists, the seminal New York painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat’s paintings, informed by his love of graffiti and the harsh times and deep-seated injustices that defined 1980s NYC, Basquiat’s work is some of the most influential in Post-war art. A closer look at his wardrobe suggests he was also a pioneer when it came to fashion.

Make no distinction between casual and formalwear

“Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation” illuminates how this group’s subversive abstractions of both visual and verbal language—including neo-expressionism, freestyle sampling, and wildstyle lettering—rocketed their creative voices onto the main stages of international art and music. Unique Jean Michel Basquiat clothing designed and sold by artists for women, men, and everyone. Shop our range of T-Shirts, Tanks, Hoodies, Dresses, and more. Basquiat’s collage-like approach to fashion has recurred on runways throughout the past decade. Combining the benefits of sleek silhouettes with the casual iconoclasm of sportswear functions as an agitation against the establishment, especially uptight gallerists and down town suits. Don’t iron, polish or align. Posted on September 18, 2013 by basquiat-blogger In light of fashion week we thought we would up the ante on outfits for this weeks posts. Shiny paisley pants, exaggerated sleeves, flouncy skirts. Sep 29, 2016 - Fashion inspired art of Jean-Michel Basquiat's.

Checked blazers with sports tees, high-end suits with bare feet,dress shirts with leather jackets. Basquiat’s collage-like approach to fashion has recurred on runways throughout the past decade. Combining the benefits of sleek silhouettes with the casual iconoclasm of sportswear functions as an agitation against the establishment, especially uptight gallerists and down town suits.

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Apparently pre-occupied with creating the most brilliant art of his generation, Basquiat had little time for the earthly pursuits of ironing, washing his sneakers, or making sure his tiny-knotted tie was anywhere near his top button. And if you get paint on your Armani suit? Wear it anyway.

Make (more) statements with accessories

Brooches, red socks, Issey Miyake eyewear, fedoras, oversized beanies, scarves, paintbrushes Basquiat was a master of a well-chosen, elevating accessory. The artist was frequently photographed wearing wide-brimmed hats and had a collection of sculptural, alternative sunglasses, including the above futuristic pair by Issey Miyake.

Basquiat Fashion Show

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Basquiat Couture

Basquait was famously loyal to the brands he loved the most. During his time in Los Angeles he was frequently spotted on the city’s boutique destination Rodeo Drive where he would shop for his beloved Armani suits a size or two too large. He was also a longtime disciple of Commes des Garçons for whom he walked in 1987 and Issey Miyake, too, was a favourite label of the artist. Sticking close to these brands and consistently following his own rules enabled Basquiat to develop the distinct personal style that went on to establish him not just as a seminal artist but as a style icon as well.