From galleries to runway, these brands are a mix of art and fashion.
The marriage of art and fashion is a constant in the industry; a trend that started in the 1920s, when Elsa Schiaparelli asked her friend Salvador Dalì to create a collection halfway between art and fashion; in the same years, it was the turn of Yves Saint-Laurent who, running out of ideas, took inspiration from a Piet Modrian catalogue for one of his most iconic collections of just six garments, characterized by black lines and bright colour blocks.
Since that decade, the two arts have chased and caught up constantly, giving rise to collaborations, sometimes as unusual as they are ingenious; like the latest between Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton.
In this editorial, however, we will mention five streetwear brands born from the creativity of talented and visionary artists who, at a certain point in their careers in the world of visual art, founded their own fashion label, spreading their artistic language on sweatshirts, puffer jackets, trousers, tees and accessories.
Here are 5 Visual Artists who have founded a Streetwear brand.