Fashion styles are versatile and individual. Some always wear the same clothes and others wear something new every time you meet them. If you have a unique item or a custom that can be defined as your identity, your style can be deeper in its meaning. In this section, we would like to talk about favourite things of those, who have been influencing us with their unique fashion styles. We believe they inspire us and show us how important it is to have an individual style that is your identity.
“I do not seek, I find” are the words by Picasso. The genius, who founded Cubism found the Basque shirt as his fashion style.
Born in Spain and worked in France, Picasso might have found that the work clothes from the Basque country would fit comfortably on him. It is very well known that his favourite one was from Saint James’s. From a portrait taken by Robert Doisneau, we can learn that Picasso wore it regularly and I assume there must be many people know this picture. Apparently, the shirt Picasso wore in his portrait was that of the French Navy thus the maritime workwear made a strong impression with people across the globe identifying it to Picasso.
“As a worker does his job, an artist should also do his job” were also words of the artist. The reason the painter wore a shirt, which was both robust and practical, was maybe because he wanted to present a fashion style as part of his attitude towards his working with canvas. We are now all familiar with stripes being one of the common fashion patterns of our time. However, they say it was Picasso’s appearance that made stripes fashionable in the 1930’s among people who were fascinated by the artist. Picasso’s body of work has been moving the hearts of people. But actually, his style will also continue to remain beyond time and space.
(October 25, 1881- April 8, 1973) was born in Malaga, Spain. He was a painter and sculptor worked in France and also was a co-founder of Cubism.