“For AW16 I have always wanted to commission a painting, so I did just that for some special pieces in the collection”, says Matthew Miller.
Miller followed his dreams and made them into a reality, by creating a fashionable masterpiece out of literal artwork. For his AW16 runway show, the luxury designer commissioned two replicas of Caravaggio’s ‘David and Goliath’. He proceeded to tear them to pieces in order to create two exceptional coats and two equally wonderful vests. These hand painted oil on canvas pieces assist Miller’s theme for his AW16 collection, Nouveau Riche. He uses Caravaggio’s painting to liberate the derogatory term, completely reinventing it. He takes classic bomber and biker jackets and remakes them with utilitarian details. To celebrate the launch of this collection, the coats will be available for purchase bespoke from Miller’s website this month so keep those sneaky fashion eyes peeled.
An obvious fan of art, Matthew also uses famous paintings for his SS17 collection. He uses the painting “A Study of Clouds 1871” by John Constable, which he incorporates onto trusty and always trendy denim, creating the coolest denim jacket you’ve ever seen.