‘Art and Fashion
‘ – the primary themes for the Spring/ Summer 2014 Collection.
West 14th’s interpretation of the arts influencing fashion was translated literally. We explored with the idea of paint and leather. We asked the question – How would paint work with leather? We investigated the centuries-old printing techniques and discovered the effects of using screen printing on leather. So we combined these two techniques – painting and printing.
We collaborated with an print artist to create an artwork that can translate the feeling of painting, brush strokes and geometric shapes. The artwork was created in a repeat pattern and printed onto leather panels before being constructed into styles. The end result is a black and white painterly print which uniquely belongs to West 14th.
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PHOTO 1: Mood Board image of a print inspiration
PHOTO 2: A West 14th Original Print Artwork
PHOTO 3: First sample of artwork printed onto leather and constructed into The Greenwich Street Motor Jacket.
PHOTO 4: Editorial in The Fashion Journal May 2014 Issue – Featuring The Vanderbilt Dress in Printed Leather
PHOTO 5: Finish Product! The Little West 12th Dress in Printed Leather “