Art and Fashion #5

You know what really bugs me? Whenever somebody or something is described as cutting down borders or blurring boundaries or smashing barriers between art/design/fashion/music/film/architecture/books/whatever else these hack writers can think of. First of all, it's cliched and sounds lame, second of all these people are never actually achieving that (Pharrell isn't cutting down borders between music and design because he is a musician who designed something), and third of all, it's not like there really are these metaphorical barriers that need to get cut down! I'm fine with having different mediums that occasionally bleed into each other!

But, ahem. Having said all of that, I really adore these photos which some may describe as CUTTING DOWN THE BORDERS BETWEEN ART AND FASHION. I'm not going to describe them like that of course, I am just going to say that these photographs by Jason Evans were taken for Dazed and Confused but bought by the Tate Modern. Which is interesting. Because rarely is fashion related photography taken that seriously, and I found these via Jason Evans, not Dazed and Confused, and didn't even consider them fashion photographs until I learnt otherwise. They do just seem like portraits, which really is some kind of achievement for the stylist Simon Foxton.

You can read all about them properly here.

Images taken from the Tate website

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