Prada, In The Heart of Multitude | ITSLIQUID

Prada, In The Heart of Multitude

Art, Fashion | October 17, 2013 |

Prada runaway S/S 2014Image courtesy of Prada

Prada, In The Heart of Multitude

Called upon by Miuccia Prada herself – four sensational muralists and two illustrators set a vibrant stage for Prada’s Spring/Summer 2014 fashion presentation, In The Heart Of Multitude, at Milan’s Via Fogazzaro show space. Inspired by “the political wall art from Mexican muralists such as Diego Rivera”, Mrs. Prada plucked the artists from all over the world: Mesa from Spain, El Mac from the United States, Gabriel Specter from Canada, Stinkfish from Colombia, Jeanne Detallante from France (she works in the U.S.), and Pierre Mornet from France.

Prada ruaway S/S 2014Image courtesy of Prada

The the artist’s paintings extend from the set of the show to the garments in the collection, as Prada employed the group of contemporary artists to help communicate her vision of the new power woman. “I saw them as strong, visible fighters. We need to be fighters in general. There is this debate about women again, and I want to interpret it. My instrument is fashion. I use my instrument to be bold. I had this idea that if you wear clothes so exaggerated and out there, people will look, and then they will listen”. 

Prada runaway S/S 2014Image courtesy of Prada

The visions of the artists were cleverly integrated into the collection in various ways. The bold, cartoon-like faces of artist Jeanne Detallante are bejewelled onto bra-implanted coats, dresses, bags, and furs. This, of course, allows fashion enthusiasts to acquire a piece of art-fashion. Brooklyn-based artist Gabriel Specter composed a telling portrait of a weeping girl who is surrounded by rainbows. The artist says he’s inspired by the “overlooked elements in society, the things that most people would regularly pass by, those are the things I pick up on.”

Prada runaway S/S 2014Image courtesy of Prada

Stinkfish boasts most of his inspiration from his home city of Bogota, the place where he honed his painting skills as a youngster. Recognized internationally for his large, colorful murals, Stinkfish works from the photographs of local people that he takes on the streets and later turns into stencils. For Prada’s fashion show, the artist splatted bursts of colors across the wall to create the face of a gazing woman.

more. www.prada.com

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Moderna Museet: John Baldessari

Art | August 14, 2020

In early January, it was sadly reported that the American artist John Baldessari had died at the age of 88. Moderna Museet has long been planning an exhibition spanning Baldessari’s entire career, and on March 21 a presentation of some thirty works opened in Stockholm. John Baldessari’s influence on the art world extends over decades and generations, and the exhibition at Moderna Museet will be the first in Sweden to present his art on a greater scale. For over five decades, John Baldessari (1931–2020) probed the relationship between image and text and what arises when the two are brought together. Read more


THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space

Uncategorized | August 13, 2020

THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, with a suggestive view of San Marco square, is available to host solo shows and group exhibitions of the most talented emerging and established artists, designers and architects selected by our professional team among the numerous show participation requests. Read more


MEMOS. ON FASHION IN THIS…

Fashion | August 12, 2020

Reading Calvino today raises a fundamental question: can fashion, given its nature as a cultural industry, as a system of communication, as a rich, hybrid and problematic territory, be considered a scientific and poetic practice, and therefore a naturally literary one? So the exhibition uses Calvino’s words as devices to reflect on what has changed and what has stayed the same in fashion. Memos also evokes the legendary typewritten notes Diana Vreeland used to make when she was editor of the American edition of Vogue. Read more


CALL FOR ARTISTS: CANVAS |…

Calls | August 9, 2020

CANVAS is an International Art Fair that will present collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. ITSLIQUID Group, with an experience of more than 250 art exhibitions all around the world and twelve editions of international fairs, is proud to announce the debut of CANVAS - International Art Fair that will represent a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals, featuring paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!