Essays & Art Theory
Texts by Artists
Spike #55 Spring 2018
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Brands such as Y/Project, Telfar and Vetements have found new ways to pick up where the designers of the 90s left off. Aided by strategies borrowed from art, they are transforming the fashion system from within and widening its boundaries beyond recognition. Fashion is succeeding precisely where art is not, wresting autonomy out of enormous political and social shifts. Is it now art's turn to learn from fashion?
This issue is about the crossover of fashion and art from the 1990s to today, encompassing concept stores, the figure of the influencer, New York Fashion Week, a history of the catwalk, Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí’s “Tears Dress", fashion as peer pressure, Martin Margiela’s retrospective in Paris, contemporaneity and the zeitgeist. With Sylvie Fleury, Bernadette Corporation, Torbjørn Rødland, Natasha Stagg, Pelican Avenue, Jack Self, Rare Candy, and many more.
Cover: Lily McMenamy by Lukas Wassmann
28 X 22,5 cm, 210 p, ills colour & bw, softcover, English/ German
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