Pattern Inspiration: Sonia Delaunay and Fashion

Textile design #253 from Sonia Delaunay, 1928-30. Gouache, ink, and pencil on paper. Private collection © L & M SERVICES B.V. The Hague 20100623 Photo: © private collection
As New York Fashion Week Fall 2011 draws to a close, I wanted to compare some beautiful textile patterns that fashion designers this past year have shown with selected objects from our upcoming exhibition, Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay. While all of these designers were perhaps not directly inspired by Sonia Delaunay, it is clear that her influence on the development of color and pattern in fashion throughout the 20th and now 21st century is still holding strong. We know that our exhibition will inspire many new and established designers, so we can't wait to see what patterns the Spring 2012 fashion season brings!