SIA Inspiration: Jean-Étienne LiotardPosted: October 10, 2016
We’ve had some unconventional inspirations lately (print, poster, street art), so this week I’m going the traditional route and picking a classic painting for SIA – “The Chocolate Girl“:
This delicate and deceptively simple-looking pastel painting is considered the masterpiece of 18th-century Swiss artist Jean-Étienne Liotard. I always have a soft spot for it, because it was one of my first exposures to fine arts when I saw it, funnily enough, on a stamp in my dad’s collection.
Sartorially speaking, the painting may look minimalist, but upon closer inspection, you can see a lot of great details – from the lace trim on the girl’s pink cap to the subtle floral pattern on the cup of chocolate she’s carrying, and of course, the muted tones are perfect for fall. So get inspired, put together an outfit, and send it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) by next Monday, October 17th. Enjoy!