The Intersection of Fashion and Art

black leather all saints jacket - meg biram

I see a lot of things as art besides what you would typically think of as art (paintings, sculpture, drawings, photos). I think fashion designers, chefs, writers, producers — are all artists. They are all creators of art. Their dish, their book, their movie, their dress — those things to me are art.

meg biram - alice and olivia dress

Sometimes the two — typical art and what I see as art — intersect a little more obviously. And typically I like it. Seeing drawings or paintings or things of that nature brought into other forms of art — in this case a dress — I personally think is cool.

 meg biram - black leather jacket with dress

Pattern designers and fashion designers are definitely artists. And when I saw this Alice & Olivia Arlen silk maxi dress it really was the intersection of fashion and art to me. Wearable art. It wasn’t too crazy to turn the general public off, but had just enough personality to need a confident person to wear it.

meg biram - alice and olivia dress black leather jacket

Alice & Olivia used this pattern in several pieces the season it came out (a few years ago) and Michelle Obama wore the Giana Tank and Bryn Skirt. I regretted not purchasing a piece from this collection but to my luck found this dress on eBay (you may have seen this post about it already).

miro mondrian

So when I wear this dress, I really think of it as wearing the art of Stacey Bendet (founder of Alice & Olivia) and her team. I said before that to me this print feels like Joan Miró and Piet Mondrian had a baby (see examples of their work above).

black allsaints jacket - alice and olivia dress

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meg biram - alice and olivia dress - black jacket

While you can’t find my exact dress with out stalking Alice & Olivia on eBay or other resale sites, here are a few in the same fun & colorful vein:

 

colorful alice and olivia dress

meg biram - alice and olivia dress black leather

meg biram - allsaints black leather jacket alice and olivia dress

alice and olivia dress - black fuzzy clutch

meg biram - allsaints black jacket alice and olivia dress

meg biram - all saints black leather jacket

meg biram - allsaints jacket alice and olivia dress

alice and olivia dress

Photos by Emma Weiss