As an art historian I really like the borderlands between art and fashion. So I am always delighted if I find designers who explore it. As an hommage to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo the new collection by austrian designer Rebekka Ruétz is a real treasure for art lovers like myself. I can’t wait until the items of the collection as presented at Berlin Fashion Week on July 8 are available. The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo became world-famous with her unique painting style in which she processed her turbulent life – her illness, her pain, her marriage to artist Diego Rivera. If you want to know more about Frida Kahlo you should check out the website of the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico. Like the paintings of Frida Kahlo the designer’s collection is very colorful and feminine. And the best thing is you can really wear it in real life. Normally if fashion houses launch collections as a hommage to art it’s Haute Couture normal women could never afford or wear. This is different. Rebekka Ruétz created wearable dresses, tops and skirts. I could really see myself in one of the dresses at a garden party next year. The look of the models were completed by a Frida Kahlo inspired make-up and hair design.
My favourite pieces
Models on the runway at the Rebekka Ruetz show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, Spring/Summer 2016 Collection, July 8, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Photos by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Rebekka Ruetz.