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New York SS16 vs the classics, Dazed Digtal + @artlexachung
“Lucky Lulu Bonde” by Mel Ramos (1965) / Jeremy Scott. Photography Evan SchreiberCollage art @artlexachung

These are the most surprising art history crossovers of NYFW

After a week of shows, the girls behind legendary Instagram account @artlexachung decode the designer’s SS16 collections

New York Fashion Week has now drawn to a close. Riccardo Tisci and Marina Abramović paid their respects to 9/11, Marc Jacobs took us to Hollywood, Proenza Schouler showed us what modern beauty looks like and Hood By Air fetishised the school uniform. It’s been eight days and a lot more shows. Here to help us decode the season are the girls behind our favourite Instagram account, @artlexachung. With hawk-eyes for cultural references, they’ve uncovered some surpising art historical crossovers – sometimes obvious, sometimes not – in these collections. Who else would have spotted that a fabric pattern at Lacoste is the same featured in “Composition VIII”, painted by pioneer of abstract painting Vasily Kandinsky?

Check out the full series of crossovers in the gallery above, and follow @artlexachung on Instagram here and on Tumblr here.