This season’s fall/winter catwalks were filled with fashion and art collaborations.
PRADA AND CHEMIN
Miuccia Prada’s secret weapon for this season? French artist Christophe After finding him on Instagram, invited Chemin to create both her Men’s and Women’s fall/winter collections. Chemin first entwined European mythology with fake movie posters for the men’s collection, before choosing scenes from the French Revolution for the women’s show. It’s clear that Chemin put his heart and soul into the pieces… along with representations of his tattoos, as spotted by some observant fashion editors. Visit prada.com
Prada fall/winter 2016
TOD’S AND BEECROFT
Yeezy favourite Vanessa Beecroft left guests open mouthed with a performance art piece at the fall/winter show for Tod’s. Beecroft invited supermodel Karlie Kloss to lie across a table and be sewn into a leather ensemble crafted by Tod’s artisans—perfectly demonstrating the Italian Prime Minister’s belief that Italy should be a workshop, not a museum. Visit tods.com
Living art: Karlie Kloss
Gillman Barracks has welcomed a new star to its glamorous art enclave—the award-winning Australian gallery Sullivan + Strumpf. With contemporary talents such as Karen Black, Johanna Lamb, Richard Lewer and Alex Seton featuring in its roster of exhibitions, it marks its inaugural months with one from yet another award-winning artist, Sam Leach. From 28 July to 28 August. Visit sullivanstrumpf.com
Crossing the Slew by Sam Leach
TALK TO ME..
The UOB Painting of the Year competition is back again for its 35th year running. To celebrate the launch of this year’s competition, it will also be holding an exhibition of works from UOB’s private art collection, which includes that of past winners such as Anthony Chua and Cristene Chang Hoei. “Sensibility in Art: Southeast Asia and the Local Paradigm” reopens the age-old discourse of the relation between art and human emotions. On through 26 August at UOB Art Gallery, UOB Plaza. Visit uobpoy.com
Images from the “Sensibility in Art” exhibition