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Frida Kahlo and fashion

 A new book on Frida and Fashion

21/03/2016 "Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being" by Susana Martinez Vidal (Assouline, 10 March 2016) is a vibrant tribute to Frida Kahlo’s bold character, style, and art, a fascinating journey reflecting the kaleidoscopic ways Frida’s unique story and personality have been interpreted and adapted as few others in our time.

The luxury book publisher has once again selected Deepak Perwani's design from his 'Frida Kahlo goes to Kharadar' 2013 collection, but this time its for an international fashion book. Earlier, they featured its collection in a coffee table book on the legendary Mexican painter.

You will find more pictures of Perwani's 2013 collection at this website.

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Osman Yousefzada's Spring-Summer 2016

 Frida Kahlo’s art and personal style sprang to life on the Spring-Summer 2016 runway of Osman Yousefzada. Working from a love letter penned by the Mexican artist — “I ask you for violence, in the nonsense, and you, you give me grace, your light and your warmth” — the designer sent out a range of black-and-white pant suits, as well as colorful dresses with tiered ruffles and exaggerated silhouettes.

A long wrap skirt of rich crimson duchesse satin was paired simply with a wide-brimmed hat and a swathe of black paint brushed over the model’s breasts. Some looks featured a colorful ikat print of orange and blue that recalled Kahlo’s folk art pieces, while waxed silk ensembles with large daubs of red, yellow and blue paint were slightly more generically artsy. (Taken from BlouinArtInfo)

Check out FirstView website for more images.


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Missoni Ready-To-Wear Spring 2015 

For spring at M Missoni, Angela Missoni drew from Frida Kahlo — her vibrant works as well as her homeland of Mexico.
Colorful crochet knits were the high note, showing up in everything from fit-and-flare dresses to halter tops to A-line skirts. There were also breezy jumpsuits worked in a toned-down gray-and-white combo, while a cropped version in blue and yellow looked youthful.

Check out WWD website for more images.



Valentino 2015 Resort Collection, Rome 

Having referenced the work of several strong female characters in their time at Valentino, it’s no surprise that designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli edged the Mexican icon into the frame for resort. A vibrant sense of color and folkloric sensibility ran through the collection, from a diaphanous ruffled dress printed from head to toe in exotic hummingbirds to a suede minidress with a verdant motif that could have been swiped straight from the painter’s canvas.

Check out Vogue website  for more images and info.

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Alberta Ferretti S/S 2014 Collection, Rome

Its success growing season after season, until the last collection (spring-summer 2014 ), for which, the designer of Romagna, was inspired by Frida Kahlo and stylish Mexican tradition.

For the new collection the Italian designer was inspired by Frida Kahlo and from mexican fashion.

A fashion collection in white cotton, lace, flounces, brilliant flowers, black and big earrings, but without the drama of the Frida’s life and career.

- See more at: http://www.agoprime.it/alberta-ferretti-meets-frida-kahlo/#sthash.f9bx3aRI.dpuf

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Lena Hoschek  2013 S/S 2013 Collection, Berlin

Hoschek Spring Summer 2013 collection was a true Fiesta Mexicana and inspired by Frida and Mexico. Look at the skull makeup...

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Moschino S/S 2012 Collection, Milan

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A Tribute to Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keeffe

The invitation to the fashion show was a subtle reference to a Mexican celebration Los Dias de Los Muertos, Day of the Dead, a festive day that honors the spirit of family ancestors. Designer Antonio Marras's collection was inspired by Mexico and the American southwest, and greatly influenced by Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keeke's paintings and personal style. " The collection is about them," Marras told journalists after the show. You could see the dramatic styles of both women in the flowing dresses and skirts, some in oversized flower-print fabrics, and the voluminous outerwear. A magnificent collection of long skirts and flowing dresses in flower and paisley-print fabrics, men's jackets with beadwork, and black lace suits. A palette of colors of earth tone, dark brown, olive, mustard and deep bordeaux highlight the new season collection.   

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Raffaella Curiel S/S 2008 Collection, Rome

Raffaella Curiel presented her Spring-Summer 2008 high-fashion collection - deeply inspired by Frida - during the AltaRoma fashion week at Rome's Auditorium, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008.

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"Omaggio a Frida Kahlo e ai paesi Latino - Americani" di Raffaella Curiel

"Frida Kahlo, pittrice realista, uno dei personaggi più interessanti del XX secolo: vitale, irripetibile in ogni sua espressione ma soprattutto Donna sensibile ai problemi sociali e politici, studiosa delle Culture latino-americane, con un debole, forse, verso l’arte Precolombiana e Atzeca ma assolutamente rispettosa e pronta a sposare tutte le espressioni popolari, folcloristiche e tradizionali di quei Paesi; conscia nei confronti della sua sensualissima seppur delicata femminilità e instancabile nell’ inventare quotidianamente un suo personalissimo look, nonostante la malattia e il fisico spesso martoriato. Il piacere di ricomporsi i capelli con fogge diverse ora con nastri, rafia, fiori o foglie, o di adornarsi con gioie spesso da lei create sia con piccoli legni, boules dipinte, coralli o monili feticisti e archeologici, esaltava il suo costante, quasi ossessivo interesse per l’abbigliamento. Sperimentava poliedricamente diversi looks, dallo sfrontato divertimento a proporsi con capi maschili sino ad indossare alternativamente costumi folk di quei Paesi latino-americani così amati, quasi a voler esaltare tutte le esperienze delle sue origini composite, frutto di un’alchimia del Messico coloniale (Mestizo), India, Europea (il padre era tedesco) e barocca. A volte era così irrimediabilmente insoddisfatta da mostrarsi sempre come un caleidoscopio di emozioni estetiche e inusuali. Sempre fiera di incarnarsi eroina campanilista del suo Paese, arrivò a stupire gli amici Americani e Francesi presentandosi a New York e a Parigi vestita con costumi tradizionali delle donne Tehuane*, per essere, ancora una volta, vessillo dell’archetipo latino-americano, esplicitamente arcaico e simbolo di solidarietà nei confronti di quel mondo seppur ancora represso ma in fase di un forte e impreparato cambiamento dal punto di vista economico, politico e sociale. E’ stato un iter difficile e faticoso ma lo studio dedicato a questa Artista mi ha indicato un percorso pieno di fascino e tale da indurmi a dedicarle questa nuova collezione quale omaggio alle sue impenetrabili fantasie, ai suoi colori, al suo humour, alla sua fortissima femminilità ma soprattutto alle affascinanti, antichissime, straordinarie Culture di quella parte di Mondo, a volte, per noi così lontano ma straordinariamente magico ed irresistibile."



Sue Wong S/S Collection 2007, Los Angeles

During the big show of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Los Angeles Sue Wong not only presented her company's new Spring 2007 line, but also did the art direction, styling, and music for the show dubbed "New Romantics" as well.

The result was a kaleidoscope of 76 daytime and evening dresses, focusing as Wong explained afterward, "more on my daytime collection than ever before."Fiesta" was the Mexican section of the show: "I've always liked indigenous cultures, so it was Mexico this time. As opposed to Indonesia or China or India or someplace. I just move around the world, getting inspirations as I go," Wong said. "Those dresses have a Frida Kahlo feel, I think." She used brilliant colors in orange or turquoise, offering a folkloric feel with a sophisticated edge, and again using embroidery to create beautiful accents.

Read the complete article published by Fashion Wire Daily

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Louis Verdad F/W Winter Collection 2005, Los Angeles

Vibrant colors and a passionate intensity fed into Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's paintings. Indeed, the woman - her iconic style and art - motivated Louis Verdad's Fall/Winter '05 show. Referring to Kahlo in his program guide as "my inspiration, my Mexican treasure," Verdad flooded the runway with pinstriped suits, high-waisted pants and a collection of dressy coats and Oscar-worthy silk gowns. Kahlo herself once flirted with gendered ideals, donning both men's suits and Mexican skirts with similar relish. Stately models, including an intensely fierce Frida Kahlo look-alike named Morgan, wore bunches of roses in their hair, and braids twisted into complex chignons. Booming Mexican ballads, a fake parrot and a wreathed entry-way completed the show's celebratory Latin feel.

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Jean Paul Gaultier S/S 1998 Collection, Paris

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