Japanese fashion designer Chitose Abe's Sacai label has created an apparel line using details from Jackson Pollock's paint-splattered studio floor in The Springs. The clothing designs were unveiled in Sacai's Fall 2019 Ready-to-Wear Collection and premiered in Paris earlier this month. The couture arose from a partnership with the Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center, announced the East Hampton museum.
The new line includes coats and jackets accented by boots and a handbag. Click here to see the full line of Pollock-inspired clothing that's part of Sacai's Fall 2019 Ready-to-Wear Collection. Also available are images from the evening of fashion.
Of the new Pollock-inspired designs, Vogue reported,"To most people, Sacai has an abstract philosophy," Abe said through an interpreter, and referenced Pollock as perfect choice as the "most abstract of painters" as match for her design line. Continuing for Vogue, she said, "But when it's put together, it's more concrete and real," the magazine reported.
It's not the first time Pollock's paint splatters have inspired fashion designers. An article by Vogue, published on the occasion of Pollock's survey at the Museum of Modern Art in 2015, took a stroll through history to recall designers who mingled fashion and Pollock's action painting.
Designer mentions included Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana (speckled cocktail frocks); Thom Browne (dripped lace-up booties); Raf Simons and Sterling Ruby (paint drops on overcoats); and Alexander McQueen's creative vision where a gown worn by model and actress Shalom Harlow was splattered by paint by robots.
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In 2017, The Hundreds released streetware inspired by Jackson Pollock's drips in its Hundreds X Jackson Pollock Collection. Proceeds benefited the Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center.
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