Brian Atwood Reveals Inspirations For Resort ’17 Shoes

Brian Atwood
Brian Atwood.
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Designer Brian Atwood channeled an art vibe for his resort ’17 collection — from Jeff Koons to Yayoi Kusama. “I was inspired by the most brightly colored artist movement,” Atwood told FN. “I extracted the abstract feeling from pop art and gave it a color explosion.” The bold hue choices certainly show. “This collection has a more playful and fun feel,” he said. Here is a sneak peek at the upcoming line.

Brian Atwood Resort '17 Sketch Brian Atwood resort ’17 sketch. Courtesy of designer.

“I loved all the colored studs and Cabouchon gems that I have been seeing, and for sure included them in my collection.”

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“I love Jeff Koons’ use of chromed colors in sculptures.”

Jeff Koons Scupltures Sculptures by Jeff Koons. Courtesy of brand.

“[I was drawn to] Yayoi Kusama for her minimalist view and her use of polka dots.”

Yayoi Kusama Yayoi Kusama. Courtesy of brand.

“I looked to Memphis Group furniture [from the 1980s] for colors and shapes.”

Memphis Group Furniture Memphis Group furniture. Courtesy of brand.

“Sonia Delaunay’s use of geometric shapes and colors [was an influence].”

Sonia Delaunay Sonia Delaunay. Courtesy of brand.

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