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Mondrian Magnifique!

UPTOWN DOWNTOWN - Joanne Zapanta-Andrada (The Philippine Star) - May 25, 2014 - 12:00am

Regarded by many to be one of the fathers of Modern Art, Dutch painter Piet Mondrian will be forever known for his eponymous art style and his founding of the Neoplasticism (De Stijl) movement. Initially a student of Cubism, Mondrian set forth to create his paintings composed of various squares and rectangles of red, blue, yellow, gray and black.

Hannah Hoch, a friend of Mondrian, once said, “Everything in his life was reasoned or calculated. He was a compulsive neurotic and could never bear to see anything disordered or untidy. He seemed to suffer acutely, for instance, if a table had not been laid with perfect symmetry.”

The Mondrian style has since found its way in both interior design and in fashion. Yves St. Laurent used Mondrian’s concept in a number of his day dresses, Nike dedicated Dunk SBs and Keds after the artist, Christian Louboutin used Mondrian’s look as inspiration for wedge shoes and Australian designer Sarah Schofield interpreted Mondrian’s images as swimwear. 

Using crepe silk fabric, couturier Rem Divino presents his own reinvention of the Mondrian with his collection of cocktail and evening outfits. “When one uses Mondrian’s bold color ways and style, there is no need to complicate the cut of a dress or gown. The composition and hues combined make for a singular, powerful statement,” Divino shares.

 Photography by JOANNE ZAPANTA-ANDRADA • Model:  MARIANNA HENUD • Makeup and hairstyling by RAZ RIMOR of AZZANZI SALON (0906-3673269) • All outfits by REM DIVINO (45 F. Aguirre cor. Tirona Streets, Phase 1, BF Homes, Parañaque City; Tel. Nos.

809-7625 and 0916-6934446.)

 

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN DE STIJL HANNAH HOCH MODERN ART MONDRIAN PIET MONDRIAN REM DIVINO SARAH SCHOFIELD TIRONA STREETS YVES ST. LAURENT
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