Iain Hetherington is a British artist born in 1978. His paintings include obvious fashion signifiers like New Era caps and gold chains, without the actual human wearing them. The disembodied accessories draw upon the cultural values associated with them, leaving us to wonder who’s actually wearing them in the picture? The composition becomes both portrait and still life and the hats and jewelry become props for character adaptation.
He uses thick impasto strokes and expressive gestures so his paintings end up looking like a painter’s palette after a long day at the easel. I love his work, but I wonder where he will go next. He is becoming well known for this style and subject matter, so I am curious to see how he changes it up in the future.
Here is my outfit inspired by this painting:
On another note, if you haven’t seen it yet, the Lanvin for H&M fashion show is amazing! I certainly wasn’t going to spend the night outside an H&M to fight my way to a new cocktail dress, but the collection is really cool. Congrats to all who scored some merch!
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