A sartorial homage to Henri Matisse.
Libertine-Libertine polka-dot top and shorts from Urban Outfitters, collared shirt by Jaeger, striped shirt by Topshop, socks by COS, desert boots by Clark’s.
Henri Matisse (1869–1954) was a French artist known best for his use of colorful cutouts to make collages, mobiles, and sculptures. Huge admirers of his art, we were excited when the largest-ever exhibition of his cutout work opened last week at the Tate Modern in London, where we both live. As an homage to this singular visionary, we collaborated on this fashion story.
Thanks to Verity Pemberton for styling, Rachel and Effie for modelling, Kate for assisting, and Tate Modern for their invaluable help.
Silk top by Aries, skirt from Topshop, Dr. Martens shoes, Verity’s own headband.
T-shirt by Mother of Pearl, skirt from Beyond Retro, socks by COS, shoes by New Look.
Verity’s own shirt, skirt by Peter Jensen, beret from Beyond Retro.
House of Hackney dress from Urban Outfitters, shoes by Dr. Martens.
Verity’s own dress, Dr. Martens shoes.
Dress by Antoni and Alison.
On Effie, left: top from Beyond Retro, Libertine-Libertine shorts from Urban Outfitters, shoes by New Look. On Rachel, right: Verity’s own top, shorts by House of Hackney, shoes by Dr. Martens.