Art often inspires my fashion design work so it is no surprise that I have designed and sewn a dress based on one of Rothko's beautifully colorful paintings. I admire his understanding of colors and their interactions.
When I first saw this art piece and started thinking of designing a dress referencing the colors in this painting, I was a little intimidated. Would dark blue, vivid red, and bright orange work in a dress? Yes, they would! Rothko knew the power of color.
Take a look below at my sketchbook and the finished design. I love wearing this dress!
"Blue, Orange, Red" by Mark Rothko. 1961. Saatchi Collection, London, UK.
Do you have an artist you admire? Has a piece of art inspired something you created? Let me know!