Wearable Art: Bernard Chandran Spring/Summer 2017 Collection

Bernard Chandran always knows how to set hearts racing whenever he drops a collection.

This time for Spring/Summer 2017, Bernard introduces his collection of wearable art – an intricate fusion of art and fashion in a way rarely seen. You’ll see different elements work together, inspired by the Edo-period Japanese art of romantic mountains, cherry blossoms, and nature on one spectrum, and on the next it’s a profound dance of abstract modern art during the 50s’ expressionism movement. Let’s not forget the detailed embellishments of crystal beadworks to showcase his mastery in craftmanship. Imagine odd angles and shapes mashing up with the delicate art of Japanese paintings and you’ll get what feels like walking paintings on the runway. It’s powerful, it’s exciting, and it challenges the boundaries of both fashion and art.