9.01.2007

Crayola Couture

THE fashion industry can be devastatingly pretentious sometimes. But then there are those times that the cold, frigid fashion world gains some heart. (Goodness,I sound like some Hallmark made-for-TV movie.)

Anyways...
The mentally disabled artists of Oakland, California's Creative Growth Art Center have depicted their own view of fashion, what they see in their eyes, by illustrating their favorite looks from the Fall07 collections. Paper Magazine showcased their works in the September issue, tranforming the runways of NY and Paris from an outsider's perspective. It's heartwarming to see how a thousand dollar Rodarte dress (rough estimate, I don't really know the price) can be interpreted into something so simple and good.
You can see these illustrations at Barney's New York from Sept 4-25.
Artist: Paulino Martin/Designer: Louis Vuitton
Artist:Luis Aguilera/Marc Jacobs
Artist:Merrit Wallace/Prada
Artist:David Alvarez/Rodarte
Artist:Paul Costa/Zac Posen
Artist:Alice Ung/Comme des Garçons
Artist:Maria Irma Bustillos /Missoni
Artist:Paul Costa/Pucci
Artists: Merritt Wallace, Paulino Martin, Barbara Rice/Isaac Mizrahi

9 comments:

Iheartfashion said...

These are great! Thanks for posting.

mahret said...

Oh I love these. Thank you for sharing ♥

maya said...

such a good post and those drawings are so interesting!

Anonymous said...

Those are some horrible drawings!!
its almost an insult for fashion..

Teresa said...

That's harsh, anonymous.

Bojana said...

Wow, amazing!
What a nice idea to post this. Thanks...

editor said...

i knew i would love them as soon as i read the backstory, but then i saw them and i loved them even more. fantastic. thank you so much for posting these!

SwanDiamondRose said...

i love your blog. and i love these drawings ;)

Bobble Bee said...

this is the awesomest post <3 <3