Jean-Michel Basquiat Art/Fashion Mash-Up

Hello readers...

Today's post is an fashion/art mash-up, where I'll take a piece of art and show how it can inspire an outfit. I know some of you may be saying how can you do that or even WHY would you do that? I'll tell you. It's important to take inspiration from everywhere around you, even art. Designers often look to art for inspiration when fleshing out their collections and I think it would do those who call themselves fashionable a great service to do the same.

The artist I've chosen for this mash-up is Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat was born in 1960 in Brooklyn, New York and was of Haitian/Puerto Rican descent. He started his career as a graffiti artist and later went on to be a neo-expressionist artist. He influences many modern artists today and his pieces sell for very high prices on the market. I like Basquiat's work because it's such a raw expression of the person that he was. The art is almost child like but shows a deeper meaning in the subject and even color schemes. It's so unfortunate that he died of a drug overdose at the age of 27, it seems most great artists lived and live such tortured personal lives. To end on a good note...here are the Basquiat pieces and the accompanying fashion inspirations.

The King

Inspired by The King by Jean-Michel Basquiat
Items in this set:
Petites Shoulder Detail Top, $23
Corduroy Super Skinny Pants, $27
L.A.M.B. - Arak Flap Clutch Wallet (Arakawa Alley), $79
Juicy Couture Crown Stud Earrings, $42
Marcia - Stone Suede, Vince Camuto, $120

LP

Inspired by LP by Jean-Michel Basquiat
Items in this set:
Ripple Front Cardi, $33
BLANK JEANS White Zipper Ankle Jean, $85
Harajuku Lovers Leah Heel - Yellow, $70
Patch Clutch, $83
Betsey Johnson Lips Studs - Red, $25

Untitled

Inspired by Untitled by Jean-Michel Basquiat
Items in this set:
Nixon The Rubber Playa FLURO Watch, $170
INFAMOUS Klash Mens Jeans, $50
Black Grey Striped Hoodie, $41
Diesel Upward, $130
The IN4MR New Era Hat Men's Hats By In4mation, $28

Venus

Inspired by Venus by Jean-Michel Basquiat
Items in this set:
S***r By Hummel Hi 01 Colour-blocked Patent Shoe, $133
TAVIK Street Mens Jeans, $68
Men's Stainless Steel Bracelet By ROSSO, $25
IZOD Diamond Lattice Sweater, $27.99

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