5 Masterpiece Fashion Statements for Art Basel

Photo Courtesy of Anthropologie
Photo Courtesy of Anthropologie

With Art Basel approaching, it’s time to dig through your closet for the piece that will make you stand out in a sea of onlookers. Every era has its famed art movements; which will inspire your next wardrobe masterpiece?

 

Surreal Style

The Surrealists sought to channel the unconscious to unlock the power of the imagination. This sweet semi-sheer dress does just that with a galaxy of planets and oversized zodiac symbols juxtaposed within a sky of stars. The round neckline, long sleeves, and elastic cuffs all make this trendy dress the center of our universe.

Printed Midi Dress at Zara, $89.90
Printed Midi Dress at Zara, $89.90

Pop Art Panache

Are you a contemporary soul with spunk, style and a love for playful embellishments? Consider yourself a Pop Art powerhouse. From Andy Warhol to Roy Lichenstein, modern art was meant for those unconventional spirits with a colorful soul. Topshop’s polka top emulates the unique comic-inspired newsprint motif of Lichenstein. Wear this retro shirt to one of Wynwood’s many pop-up events, and you’ll be modern day masterpiece.

Polka Dot Ruched Front Top at Topshop, $55
Polka Dot Ruched Front Top at Topshop, $55

Fiery Fauvism

Les Fauves, a group of early twentieth-century modern artists, took the world by storm with Fauvism: a movement built on bold colors that contrast far from realistic palettes. Givenchy’s fire engine red top looks as if it was painted with the brightest color in Georges Seurat’s art studio. We especially love its fluid ruffles and peek-a-boo neckline.

Red Blouse at Givenchy, $2,695
Red Blouse at Givenchy, $2,695

Renaissance Refinement

St. John may be an American fashion brand, but we can’t deny how positively perfect this jumper fits into the history book of Italian Renaissance art. The velvet floral burnout fabric emulates glamorous patterns from the royalty of the 1400s. Be the queen of Basel in this luxurious and decorative jumpsuit.

Velvet Floral Burnout Cross Halter Jumpsuit at St. John, $1,495
Velvet Floral Burnout Cross Halter Jumpsuit at St. John, $1,495

Cubism Cutie

Reinvent reality in a flurry of geometric motifs just like the heroes of the Cubism movement. Led by Pablo Picasso and George Braque, the cubism movement was a phenomenon in the early 20th century. As the first abstract model of modern art, artists in the movement weren’t afraid of unprecedented patterns and boldness. Rock this pleated dress as you walk around the Art Basel galleries and don’t miss your photo opp with a true Picasso.

Mara Pleated Tunic Dress at Anthropologie, $348
Mara Pleated Tunic Dress at Anthropologie, $348
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