Last October, in London’s Regent’s Park, we spotted some rare wildlife: they had wide legs (Issey Miyake trousers), large, dark eyes (Loewe sunglasses) and soft, sheening coats (Rick Owens, Celine, to be exact). They weren’t a new inner-city species: they were The Art Crowd at Frieze London, the world’s most renowned – not to mention, well-dressed – art fair.
Showing over 1,000 artists from 160 galleries at fairs in London, New York and now LA, Frieze is one of the world’s leading arts and cultural events. And yet, it’s all too easy to be distracted from the Picassos and Tracey Emins. The reason? The fashion.
From the artists to billionaire collectors, gallery owners and curators, The Art Crowd has a sartorial flair that is authentic, timeless and truly distinctive. Yes, they say fashion isn’t art, but this crowd makes it so. It’s in the precision cuts, the Matisse pops of colour and an assured mode of minimalism that is anything but dull.