Pop art and fashion have gone hand in hand for years, dating back to the 1950s. Men’s fashion has seen a steady increase graphic, printed and patterned clothing over the past few years, with pop art being at the forefront of this. Pages like ETSY POP ART CLOTHING have had demonstrated their passion for pop art since the beginning.
Pop art takes the mundane and expresses this through fashion
We can’t discuss pop art without mentioning arguably the most famous artist of this genre, Andy Warhol. Warhol fused art and fashion to create pop art, to bring together celebrity culture, fashion, art, and advertising. Even in fashion today, Warhol’s work is featured on tops, bags, shoes, and anything else you can think of, with designers paying tribute to the man.
Whether it’s a printed t-shirt of comic strips, a jumper with a famous quote on, the layering up of a red jumper and blue shirt, men’s fashion is very much being influenced by pop art, and this is particular relevant right now, as fashion is becoming increasingly influenced by art to expand and develop new ways for people to express their personality through what they wear.
Being bold through the fusion of bright colours is very much the order of the day for men’s fashion at the moment. This type of striking symbolism is connected to pop art; just think about the Warhol soup cans, or the Marilyn Monroe print, both used a mixture of bold colours to stand out, and draw people in, so to that end, men’s fashion can very much relate to this technique of boldness through fashion.
Of course, pop art’s not just about bright colours. With the current desire for superhero films, and remakes being released left, right and centre, their influence on fashion can be seen quite clearly. Whether it’s Superman, Batman, The Hulk or Iron Man, t-shirts and jumpers are being designed with this in mind, making men’s fashion as relevant as it can be.
Pop art isn’t all about using brands, films and famous quotes though. Another dimension to pop art in men’s fashion is the mixing of colours, shapes and designs in one print. A perfect example of this is taking the word of a particular city, printed on a t-shirt, and layering coloured shapes over the top, or it could be different sized lines, all of different colour. This fusion of colour, shapes and words is exciting, and brings together many forms of art, from design to music, allowing a man to truly express himself through his clothes.
The partnership between men’s fashion and pop art will last for a long time yet
Men’s fashion is currently all about being different, grabbing people’s attention through t-shirts, jumpers and the whole outfit. Pop art is perfect for this, because it draws people in, and its designs are unique, bold and attention grabbing. The possibilities for men’s fashion and pop art are endless, and with designers popping up all over the place, men’s clothing will benefit from the injection of fresh designers, new ideas, merged with the iconic pop art genre started back in the 50s.
The incredible thing about pop art is that it has the ability to blend into the enviroment yet stand out beautifully.
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