Art meets fashion in “The Cubist”

Ming’s ideology has is a testament to Generation’ s deep love for art, design and innovation. If one was to name a singular artist as the face of modern art, someone that has always inspired with his contributions to Symbolism, Surrealism as well as inventing the collage technique is none other than Pablo Picasso. Ming’s most recent collection, ‘The Cubist’ is an ode to the great maestro of shape and colour. Some of Picasso’s most iconic works that were recreated in the collection have been shared below. 1.LES DEMOISELLES D AVIGNON EMBROIDERED DRESS
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon – 1907
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon marks a radical break from Picasso’s own conventional creations and viewpoint in painting. It delineates five bare ladies with figures made out of flat, chipped planes and faces inspired by Iberian sculpture and African veils. The Avignon, used in the painting’s title, is claimed to be a reference to a street in Barcelona famed for a brothel. In Picasso’s preparatory studies for the work, the figure at the left in the painting was initially a man, but he disregarded this anecdotal detail in the final canvas. Simplified into a basic line drawing, the iconic painting has been rendered in an outline embroidery style in grey thread over a matching base of raw silk to invoke a sense of subtlety that stands in contrast to the context of the piece of art itself. 2. LA GUERNICA PLEATED DRESS
Le Guernica ,1937
Painted as a retort to Nazi bombardment on the Basque town of Guernica amid Spanish Civil War, Picasso’s Guernica demonstrates the tragedies of war and the anguish it dispenses upon people, especially the civilians. This work gained immense fame, turning into a ceaseless indication of the tragedies of war, and an epitome of peace.
Girl Before Mirror ,1932
The young lady seen in the painting- named Marie Therese Walter- is rendered with a side profile and a full frontal image: one side perhaps depicting day-time when she is dolled up, and the other side renderered in rougher textures to perhaps depict night-time, when the woman is exhausted from her daily toils. Or maybe, she is a self-conscious woman evaluating her reflections and inhibitions. The painting is open to interpretation. A running print inspired by “Le Guernica” was developed and digitally printed on raw-silk which was hand pleated into an airy sheath dress silhouette, juxtaposing the hardlining subtext of the war painting, the subtle nuance of “Girl before a Mirror” sits boldly on the chest, recreated in silk screened applique accented with hand embellished glass beads and sequin work. 3. THE WEEPING WOMAN SILK TOP
The Weeping Woman,1937.
A thematic continuation of the tragedy depicted in his previous painting “Guernica”, this work of his was a representation of the effects of Spanish Civil War, from the perspective of a singular, yet universal image of suffering. Through the woman, modeled by Dora Maar, her dark eyes and her tears, Picasso projects his melancholy arising from the calamities of war. This sorrowful piece of art is recreated on a mango-hued raw-silk top using hand silk screened organza, hand appliqued and further accented with black raw silk and then clustered with hand embellished with glass beads, thread and sequins. Take a piece of the artist to your wardrobe this Autumn season, as the vision of Picasso is translated into wearable art, to be cherished forever. With prices ranging from Rs. 4,000 to Rs.15,000, choose from a number of flattering silhouettes including asymmetrical cut-lines, cropped options as well as full length looks.

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