Pin It
“Bacchus” by Caravaggio (1595) / Comme des Garçons Homme Plu
“Bacchus” by Caravaggio (1595)/Comme des Garçons Homme Plus SS16Courtesy of Art-lexa Chung (María and Beatriz Valdovín)/Photography Virginie Khateeb

When fashion met fine art at the menswear shows

Picasso at Raf, Caravaggio at Comme and Lotto at J-Dubs – this season saw some unanticipated art history crossovers

Fashion designers have been taking inspiration from the art world for years – that’s not new. What is new however, is the specific art history crossovers witnessed at the AW16 men’s shows which finished on Sunday. Our friends at Art-lexa Chung (María and Beatriz Valdovín) have brought together ten of the best. Who else would have picked up on the striking, though undoubtedly unplanned, resemblance between Picasso’s “Acrobat and Young Harlequin” (1905) and an all-red look at Grace Wales Bonner, or between the lamb in Reni’s “St. John the Baptist in the Wilderness” (1625) and the shearling at Rick Owens?

Head over to the gallery above to see ten of the best art history crossovers from the AW16 men’s shows.