Yesterday, fine artist and fashion designer Greg Polisseni released his Spring/Summer 2016 collection in a colorful presentation held at the “Rogue” gallery in Chelsea.
Polisseni, who designs for denim brand “Artistix”, takes an extremely unique approach to his garment design. Each piece in the collection (typically 8 looks) is inspired by paintings and works of art that the designer painted himself. The intimate presentation of around 35 attendants featured both the eight fashion pieces, as well as the eight abstract paintings that helped inspire them.
Featured paintings include: November Rain, Lava Rain, Mangione, Inner Child, New Orleans, Addiction, 1776, Fearless, and Stars & Stripes- whose permanent home is the White House. The connection between the garments and their respective painting is not always obvious; however, upon closer inspection, one can pick up subtle details. Each painting by Polisseni features a small cross that is used as a signature. On the garments, this can be interpreted as a component as small as two belt loops crossing each other in order to signify this detail. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the iconic painting “Stars & Stripes” is featured on a variety of garments, including the eponymous named accessory the “Stars and Stripes Scarf”.
This seasons collection favored the classic indigo wash, however also took advantage of the distressed light wash trend that has been emerging lately. Leather detailing was also a prominent feature, in the form of patch pockets on tees, cuffs and plackets on button ups, and sleeves on jackets.
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