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LOOKS FROM ART: DAVID HOCKNEY

By Kasia Hastings, 17 February 2017

Tate Britain’s blockbuster David Hockney exhibition ranks pretty highly among the plethora of cultural highlights on offer this month, so naturally (like the great masters before him) the artist’s work has already found its way into our sartorial psyche. Here’s our homage to one of Hockney’s most celebrated works.

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During the 60s and early 70s, the British painter’s obsession with the unique light, architecture and cool poolside culture of Los Angeles was encapsulated in iconic works like his 1967 masterpiece A Bigger Splash. Hockney’s use of strong lines and bold, contrasting colour conveyed everything that fascinated him about the West Coast, but you don’t have to be an art aficionado to get your head around a Hockney – or this stylish interpretation.

 

We’ve produced some master strokes of our own to make it all too easy to create an outfit that has Hockney’s LA oozing from its very seams. A well-curated colour palette is key to this look, so start off by working in some warm pink hues with a raspberry overshirt and a pair of dusky-pink chinos. Next, make a splash with a pair of Reebok Club Cs and cut across your canvas with a contrasting mustard-coloured sweatshirt. Add some final finishing touches and your Hockney-esque outfit is complete.

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