Embark on a whimsical journey through the Surrealist Fashion Era, from Vivienne Westwood Maison to Jacquemus


Fashion, an ever-evolving landscape, has recently been swept by a wave of artistic expression that’s as intriguing as refreshing. Enter the Surrealist Fashion Era, where the lines between reality and imagination blur, and fashion takes on a whimsical, dreamlike quality. This blooming era, led by titans such as Vivienne Westwood Maison and Jacquemus, is characterized by the creation of absurdist and concept fashion campaigns, which have captured the eye of fashionistas and industry connoisseurs alike. The Emergence of Whimsical Surrealist Fashion.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by JACQUEMUS (@jacquemus)

Fashion enthusiasts around the world are in for an avant-garde Treat as surrealism takes center stage in the fashion industry,” said Sátria Schneider, fashion expert to SWnews mag.


Photos: Instagram @thombrowne @schiaparelli @tods @loewe

Surrealist fashion leaps the traditional sartorial norms, embracing the irrational, the fantastical, and the unexpected. Guided by the principles of surrealist art, designers experiment with a palette of unconventional shapes, exaggerated proportions, and fantastical elements. This path-breaking approach has given birth to a series of eccentric runway shows and imaginative fashion editorials that challenge the conventional notions of beauty and aesthetics.

“Whimsical surrealist fashion is characterized by embracing the irrational, the dreamlike, and the unexpected. Drawing inspiration from surrealist art, fashion designers have been experimenting with unconventional shapes, exaggerated proportions, and fantastical elements. This disruptive approach to fashion has paved the way for bizarre runway shows and outlandish fashion editorials that challenge traditional notions of beauty and aesthetics”, said to SW Newsmag  said Schneider.

Surrealist Fashion: A New Dimension in Fashion

The rise of concept fashion campaigns comes when the fashion industry is in a phase of exploration and redefinition. Surrealist fashion, with its imaginative and unpredictable elements, offers a perfect canvas for designers to express their creativity. By introducing audiences to surreal landscapes and intriguing narratives, both Vivienne Westwood and Jacquemus challenge perceptions and invite viewers to question the boundaries of fashion.

Gaining Momentum: The Surrealist Fashion Era

Fashion enthusiasts and art lovers are being captivated by the surge of surrealist-inspired campaigns. As the Surrealist Fashion Era gains traction, designers are embracing the movement’s principles of free expression and embracing the unexpected. Vivienne Westwood and Jacquemus are at the forefront of this movement, creating captivating campaigns that blur the lines between art and fashion.

Photo: Instagram @viviennewestwood @jaquemus

The Evolution of the Surrealist Fashion Era

As the Surrealist fashion era evolves, we can expect more boundary-pushing designs, unconventional runway shows, and thought-provoking fashion narratives. This movement emphasizes embracing creativity, individuality, and innovation in the fashion industry, sparking conversations and inspiring new perspectives.

Surrealism in Fashion: Beyond Vivienne Westwood and Jacquemus

Other leading fashion brands that we can bring as example is Tods, Isabel Marant, and Victoria Beckham are embracing surrealism as the latest trend, bringing art to the runway like never before, comments Schneider.

The Artistic Influence of Surrealism in Fashion

Surrealism, an art movement that originated in the early 20th century, is known for its dreamlike and imaginative elements. This artistic style makes a bold statement in fashion, with many brands incorporating surrealistic touches into their latest collections and campaigns.

Schiaparelli: Transcending the Boundaries of Reality

Schiaparelli, known for its otherworldly creations, proves that fashion can be considered art. The brand’s pieces are characterized by surreal craftsmanship that evokes a divine feeling, surpassing the boundaries of our reality.

Thom Browne: A Debut Couture Show in Paris

American designer Thom Browne, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his fashion house, unveiled his debut couture show in Paris. Browne amplified the volumes of dresses, incorporating balloon-like sleeves, paired tweed ensembles, and pleated skirts with long coats adorned with embroidered pigeons or seaside motifs.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Vivienne Westwood (@viviennewestwood)

Tods: Embracing Italian Craftsmanship and Surrealism

Tods, a renowned luxury Italian brand, is widely recognized for its impeccable artistry and timeless designs. Drawing inspiration from surrealism, Tods showcases an infectious enthusiasm for Italian craftsmanship and expertise. In collaboration with esteemed photographer Tim Walker, they present “The Art of Craftsmanship,” a captivating collection of breathtaking visuals and mesmerizing videos. This extraordinary narrative seamlessly blends irony and surrealism.

Loewe: Posing as a Form of Acting and Impersonation

The fashion house, Loewe, unveiled its Spring Summer 2023 Collection through a campaign featuring brand ambassador Taylor Russell, captured by fashion photographer David Sims. The campaign explores posing as a form of acting and impersonation, bringing clothing and accessories to life. Russell skillfully showcases a range of bodily gestures that communicate through body language to promote the products.

The Future of Surrealist Fashion

“As surrealism enters the fashion world, fashion enthusiasts eagerly await the unveiling of these upcoming surrealistic collections. Embracing art and imagination, these fashion powerhouses are set to redefine and finalize the boundaries of creativity in the fashion industry, ”  said Sátria.

Tags from the story
More from Anne Howard - Editor
Steven Tyler, Heaven & Earth and The Loving Mary Band to Perform for the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation
LAPDMF benefits LAPD employees and the immediate family members of fallen and...
Read More
0 replies on “Embark on a whimsical journey through the Surrealist Fashion Era, from Vivienne Westwood Maison to Jacquemus”