Monday, 9 June 2008

The art of fashion

This season has showcased a hot new trend in the form of wearable art - most notably evident in collections by Dolce & Gabbana and Prada.

Did you know that almost a decade ago a young Frenchman by the name of Karim Bonnet set up a street art inspired label called Impasse de la Defense? I went to one of the label's first fashion shows back in 1999 and was totally wowed.

We've a few of his stunningly original hand painted vintage pieces available at ShopCurious. There are a couple of wonderfully feminine Marilyn style dresses with fabulous swishy skirts.

Then there's the artst's impression of the Eiffel Tower - writ large on a dress, a couple of stylish micro-mini shift dresses and an extravagant tiered paint-splashed skirt.

I noticed that there was an Impasse de la Defense fashion show this year and have tried to track down the arty yet elusive M. Bonnet, but to no avail. Does anyone out there have his contact details?
Do you?

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