Fashion & Art: Mike Vensel SS 2014 Review

 

Fashion & Art: Mike Vensel SS 2014 Review

Nowadays fashion and art have become synonymous as both artist and designers create new and exciting ways to infuse and display their creations. Designer Mike Vensel who is also the organizer of Concept introduce his collection in an exciting way that satisfied the palate of both art and fashion aficionados.

Mike Vensel explores the INFINITE by thinking of fashion in a way that is both boundless and open to evolution and chance progression. This new collection opens a new chapter for the designer as he bridges two of his creative endeavors by merging his fashion design with his fine art. As an abstract expressionist painter for the past seventeen years he has explored the ways that art is made through simple mark making and the chance occurrences with the accidents that result in abstract compositions. 

 

This season Vensel showcased his collection in a new home at Quixote Studios to a mixed crowd of editors, supporters and eager “hipsters”. This year the designer infused his abstract expression artwork and fashion collection to create performance art. Models walked across the room in his trademark minimalistic yet chic designs toward a pile of artwork. Each model selected her own piece from the pile and walked toward the other side of the room placing it on the floor. The constant movement allowed spectators to truly see the movement of clothing. The collection that included a chiffon fabric made from recycled plastic bottles and some hand-painted, one-of-a-kind dresses.  

By: Chandia Brennen