Collaborative Arts

Notice how many of F/Ws fashion ads involve collaborations with contemporary artists? Stella McCartney enlists artist Barry Reigate to illustrate the otherwise minimalist ads starring Natalia Vodianova and shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott , the cartoonish style fits with McCartney’s quirky image and is slightly reminiscent of last seasons Disneyfied ads with Sigrid Agren.

Stella F/W 10

Barry Reigate, Real Special Very Painting, 2009

Bottega Venetta has Robert Longo all but recreate the look of his¬†classic ‘Men In Cities’ series, only with Alla Kostromichova and Terron Wood doing all the movements.


Bottega F/W 10


Robert Longo, Men In Cities – Men Trapped In Ice, 1980

Not to be outdone, Missoni goes all out with a mini-film by experimental filmmaker, Kenneth Anger; the bold and trippy clip (watch it in its entirety here) features Margherita Missoni and a host of others.


Missoni F/W 10 by Kenneth Anger

Do you love all the current artist collaborations? Let us know which is your favorite!

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16 Comments
  1. wow, Kenneth Anger doing fashion ads now?! That is a huge leap from his obscure, avant garde underground filmmaking… his work is quite amazing as a filmmaker, one needs to see his films to get an appreciation of his artistry… the painting is cool, Stella ad is cute

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