Trend Watch: Designers Go to Art School For Fashion Month Spring 2019

In Runways, Breaking Trends, What's New by Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

Art School Trend Fashion Month Spring 2019

From left: Dries Van Noten and Mugler at Paris Fashion Week; Moschino at Milan Fashion Week; Milly at New York Fashion Week. Spring 2019. Photos: FirstView

Designers went back to art school for Fashion Month, with splashes, splatters and brushstrokes showing up in New York, London, Milan and Paris. Some creations were 3D works of art resembling true art sculpture, while faces and bodies got painted, drawn on, and artistically embellished. With fashion and art merging at the museums, it’s nice to see it happening on the runways.

Art School Trend Fashion Month Spring 2019

Louis Vuitton Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 Paris Sept-Oct 2018

Art School Trend Fashion Month Spring 2019

Moschino Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 Milan September 2018

Matty Bovan London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 September 2018

Ottolinger Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 Milan Sept-Oct 2018

Issey Miyake Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 Paris Sept-Oct 2018

Akris Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 Paris Sept-Oct 2018

ACCESSORIES AS SCULPTURE

Designers got creative with accessories too, with bags looking like works of art, and jewelry that looked like it was molded out of clay. Thom Browne crafted face masks that looked straight out of craft class.

Art School Trend Fashion Month Spring 2019

Ottolinger Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 Milan Sept-Oct 2018

Art School Trend Fashion Month Spring 2019

Ottolinger Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 Milan Sept-Oct 2018

Matty Bovan London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 September 2018

Art School Trend Fashion Month Spring 2019

Yamamoto Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 Paris Sept-Oct 2018

Art School Trend Fashion Month Spring 2019

Thom Browne Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 Paris Sept-Oct 2018

Roberta Einer London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 London September 2018

ARTISTIC BEAUTY

Artistic accents weren’t just reserved for ready to wear or accessories either. Beauty got into the action with neon face paint, hand-drawn images, and appliqued sequins.

Matty Bovan London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 September 2018

Art School Trend Fashion Month Spring 2019

Manish Arora Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 Paris Sept-Oct 2018

Art School Trend Fashion Month Spring 2019

Akris Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 Paris Sept-Oct 2018

Art School Trend Fashion Month Spring 2019

Off White Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 Paris Sept-Oct 2018

Art School Trend Fashion Month Spring 2019

Alexandra Moura London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 London September 2018

Art School Trend Fashion Month Spring 2019

Valentino Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 Paris Sept-Oct 2018

Photos: FirstView

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