Arts, Fashion

Tate Britain Restyled

Like an ageing starlet's return after a long trip to a "spa", the Tate Britain is back after its three-year makeover. To celebrate the national treasure's £45m overhaul, the gallery has launched a film series that focuses on some of Britain’s leading creatives and works of art from the Tate collection that have inspired them in their careers. In a segment titled ‘Fashion meets Art’, British designers Lulu Guinness, Jonathan Saunders and Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi of Preen talk us through the pieces that have influenced their latest work.

Arts, Fashion

Tate Britain Restyled

Fashion designer Jonathan Saunders staged his Spring/Summer 2014 collection at Tate Britain, inspired by the grandeur of its neo-classical architecture, as well as by the art within its walls. Walking through the galleries he chose a favourite sculpture by Anthony Caro, Early One Morning, to explore the relationship between form, colour and structure, and how this relates to his own work with textiles.

In her twenties and living in Paris, Lulu Guinness had a poster of Bill Brandt’s famous photograph Nude London up on her wall. The image stayed with her, and now becomes an inspiration for her new London bag. We follow her from Tate Britain to her studio and then to the factory to see the bag in production.

Design duo Preen drew on David Hockney's painting A Bigger Splash in creating swimwear and clothing for their resort collection 2014. They invite us into their studio to reveal how they transformed Hockney’s painting with its hot LA light and inviting pool into a fashion ‘romance of a dream of an ideal’