If There Ever Was A Line Between Fashion & Art, This Designer Erased It

Photo: Courtesy of Daniel Palillo.
Finnish designer Daniel Palillo has never been one to stay within the lines. His namesake label is jam-packed with bold graphics, bright colors, and an unbelievable amount of creativity. The oversized, at times cartoon-like, silhouettes and designs resonate with an artistic reverence, and are particularly popular in style boundary-pushing countries like Korea and Japan.
His latest collection, titled Paintings About The Fashion World, was presented at contemporary art gallery The Hole in New York City last weekend. For the spring/summer 2015 line, Palillo took his relationship with art to a more literal place, designing pieces directly inspired by paintings he created late last year. The images (with names including "Fat Hipster" and "Twerk") jump from the canvas to the clothes, offering an abstract, surrealist aesthetic. The designs, with their strong connection to art, provide a more unconventional, avant-garde approach to fashion design. The result? Patch-worked clothing and complementary masks directly correlated to the paintings; it is, as the artist described, a “total work of art."
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Ahead, see Palillo's wild and crazy collection in its entirety, which will be produced and sold as limited-edition pieces.
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"Mr. Startup," 2014, Acrylic on canvas.
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"Action," 2014, Acrylic on canvas.
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Photo: Courtesy of Daniel Palillo.
"God," 2014, Acrylic on canvas.
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Photo: Courtesy of Daniel Palillo.
"Street Style," 2014, Acrylic on canvas.
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Photo: Courtesy of Daniel Palillo.
"Street Style 2," 2014, Acrylic on canvas.
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Photo: Courtesy of Daniel Palillo.
"Twerk," 2014, Acrylic on canvas.
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Photo: Courtesy of Daniel Palillo.
"Fat Hipster," 2014, Acrylic on canvas.
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Photo: Courtesy of Daniel Palillo.
"Self Portrait," 2014, Acrylic on canvas.
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Photo: Courtesy of Daniel Palillo.
"Dream," 2014, Acrylic on canvas.
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Photo: Courtesy of Daniel Palillo.
"Meeting," 2014, Acrylic on canvas.
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Photo: Courtesy of Daniel Palillo.
"Countryside," 2014, Acrylic on canvas.
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Photo: Courtesy of Daniel Palillo.
"Prophet," 2014, Acrylic on canvas.
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Photo: Courtesy of Daniel Palillo.
"Madonna," 2014, Acrylic on canvas.
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Photo: Courtesy of Daniel Palillo.
"Designers Against Global Warming," 2014, Acrylic on canvas.
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Photo: Courtesy of Daniel Palillo.
"Client," 2014, Acrylic on canvas.
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