Everything Happens For a Reason- Trend Focus #2

I want to talk about "one of a kind" painter influence on fashion and design in my second post of Everything Happens for a Reason- Trend Focus series…

Who is the boss! Henri Matisse- The boss of Colors!

I saw some of his works back in 2013 while I was at Washington National Gallery of Art. It was just amazing! 

Do you know that Matisse was in a wheelchair by 1941, following radical colon surgery at the age of 71? He could no longer work with an easel, and yet became so creatively resurgent with the cut-outs that what he gratefully called his "second life" could just as well apply to his work. Paper and scissors gave him color and form, and a way of drawing, painting and more, that would evolve through the last 13 years of his life.

Henri Matisse Sketch Book

Henri Matisse Sketch Book

Henri Matisse in his studio at the Hotel Regina, Nice 

Henri Matisse in his studio at the Hotel Regina, Nice 

The method Matisse devised of course appears irreducibly simple. The cut-outs look as if we all could do them, and that open-hearted simplicity is essential to their charm. A star can be no more than three criss-crossing strips, just as a child might contrive it; a swarm of bees is achieved with tiny black and white squares dotted among yellow, white and green like the insects themselves hovering in summer foliage. But the minute calculations of number, size, color, juxtaposition, balance and array are meticulously judged; and these are precisely what make the stars glow and the bees buzz.

Basic shapes & colors reflecting the joy of life of an artist…

The Sheaf

The Sheaf

The Snail

The Snail

The Fall of Icarus

The Fall of Icarus

The same year when I started to look around I saw some things like these movie posters. Do you think the choice of the colors is a coincidence?:) Or when we look to the stories… Are they about ordinary people? So think about it just a sec! ;)

What is going on in the minds of fashion designers? This season we saw designers influenced by modern art creating colorful patterns & bold brushstrokes! Let’ see some photos from 2014 shows! 

Chanel

Chanel

Celine

Celine

Dior

Dior

Jil Sander

Jil Sander

Versace

Versace

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein

And here are some accessories from 2014 collections!

Tom Binns

Tom Binns

Here is one of talented fashion designer brand Tata Naka with adorable Autumn Winter 2014/15 Pre Collection! Lovely isn’t it?

Tata Naka x Matisse

Tata Naka x Matisse

The Christmas card was like that from Tate this year! - Nuit de Noel by Henri Matisse (1952)

Now let’s have a look on the calendar of Tate Modern, one of the most important exhibition is not surprising us! Voila! Henri Matisse Cut-Outs! 

Enjoy Matisse at Tate Modern Trailer!