The Frieze Art Fair has become as much about what those who attend wear as it is about the art itself- well, that's true if you live in my world where pretty much any happening gets a fashion slant. I spent about 3 hours ensconced in the Frieze vastness on Saturday afternoon and I admit that I probably dedicated just as much energy to looking at what everyone was wearing as I did to the art itself. For men, it was all about a Tod's loafer and a tweed jacket and/or cashmere jumper, very Italian. And of course there were plenty of those enduringly popular brightly coloured trousers, may of them corduroy- I spotted mustard, pink, red, cobalt and bottle green. The ladies, as you may have seen from all the features covering Frieze style, were mostly either going for a bright, patterned vintage look or sharp, tailored conceptual pieces from Balenciaga, Celine, Comme et al. But I found that once you began to look, there was fashion in the art. Not just in the sense that there were photographs and paintings of "fashion" but numerous pieces reminded me of the looks I've been poring over from the SS13 catwalk. So, here they are- my fashion/ art Frieze twins.
1. BURBERRY/ PIETER VERMEERSCH
Colour bleed blues...
2. HERMES/ CAETANO DE ALMEIDA
Colourful digi checks...
3. PREEN/ DOUG AITKEN
Navy and white big stripes and little prints
4. DIOR/ FARHAD MOSHIRI
Red and pink colour clash
5. SOPHIA WEBSTER/ YAYOI KUSAMA
6. LOUIS VUITTON/ AKRAM ZAATARI
Marc calls them twins, Zaatari says couples but they both mean two by two.
All Frieze images by Fashion Junior at Large, catwalk image from catwalking.com