The psychedelic fashion illustration

Antonio Lopez, one of the biggest artists on the fashion scene in the 60s and 70s pictured with his psychedelic illustrations a new view over the fashion of the time. Psychedelic becomes in this context a new form of art born in 1967 from Antonio's work. 
His art promoted a different perspective of the youth and street culture, which led him onto the pages of the biggest titles such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Interview or New York Times. Vibrant colours are statement for the work he done for almost four decades and interpretations and perceptions of  faces like Grace Jones's are his signature.  

Grace Jones sketch

ANTONIO LOPEZ: Fashion, Art, Sex & Disco is the newest and the first complete monograph of the influential fashion artist, out now.

Andre Courreges and the Moon Girl

Humans did not walk on the moon until 1969, but their imminent arrival and the space exploration during the 1960s contributed a lot to a new way of interpreting and designing fashion. It was a period when designers of both clothes and textiles celebrated modernity and scientific progress. Many of the decade’s designers were influenced by space, but the one who had a stronger vision about the relation between future and fashion, was the French designer André Courrèges.

He opened his House in 1961, after he worked for ten years under Cristóbal Balenciaga from which he learned the innovative approach to design. One of the designer’s first innovations was to replace the LBD with the little white dress and he started to use futuristic fabrics, including PVC and vinyl. The year 1964 was marked by the Courrèges Moon Girl, the way that Vogue was describing the spring collection: ‘Courrèges clearly dreams of moon parties’. The white and silver collection with sheer chiffon tops thigh-high skirts in geometric shapes was central to the space-race fashion of the mid-1960s. The flat square-toed white boots became as well internationally adopted.

The Space Age collection unveiled architectural shape clothes like double-buttoned coats with contrasting trim, well-tailored shirts or short-sleeves mini-dresses with dropped waist. Vivid shades of pink, orange, green and navy complemented the designer’s bold white and silver. The accessories were made to accentuate the clothes by oversized, white, tennis-ball sunglasses or goggles, gloves and helmet-shaped hats.
Courrèges visionary approach to fashion was represented by minimalistic geometric lines, using as less decorations and ornamentations as possible. 

Though, his most characteristic symbol, often covering the dresses and bare body parts was the ‘youthful daisy’, Courrèges’s fashion emphasized technologically advanced synthetic materials like shiny, wet-look PVC, easy-care acrylics and polyesters.

Pastel Origami by Fred Butler

Wearing the right accessory can be sometimes a challenge. Because wearing one right accessory can make your outfit look ten times better. That's when 'statement' proves the theory of adornments.

Fred Butler's signature is, as she name it, 'wearable sculpture, intricate texture, strong colour contrast'. So, for her new AW12 collection the designer mixed candy coloured wreathes, origami and knits into something that definitely stands out. A new, very exciting name onto London's fashion scene.