I read a review of Elyssa Dimant’s book, Minimalism and Fashion in the New York Times during a flight last week. The review focused in on how current fashion trends (the progressive ones – less so workwear) mix in influence from current art and architecture movements. While slightly focused on womenswear, the story is much bigger. From NYT:

“Ms. Dimant examined the role of minimalism in fashion, but also looked at the broader context of its appearance in art, architecture and design…  One of the most intriguing aspects of her book is the juxtaposition of runway looks with art and sculpture, such as an organic piece by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher opposite dresses from an unrelated resort collection by the Calvin Klein designer Francisco Costa, or a Richard Serra installation of curling metal plates next to Hussein Chalayan’s coffee-table dress from 2000.”

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