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Take Some Artistic License This Spring


Inspiration comes in many forms and from many sources. This spring, American painter Frank Stella serves as an unofficial muse. A master of minimalist, the artist's famously cryptic quote, "What you see is what you see," was printed in designer Tim Hamilton's spring show notes, and his signature stripes have zig-zagged into pieces both big and small. Stella's approach to abstract art was easy—meant to be enjoyed and not thought about too much. That's the kind of simplicity to keep in mind when you're getting dressed.

Frank Stella painting in 1964 (Photo: Ugo Mulas)

Get It

1.) Rogan patchwork T-shirt, $135, at Lost Boys, Washington, DC; 2.) Opening Ceremony button-down, $278 (with jacket by APC, $290), at Stuart & Wright, Brooklyn; 3.) Henrik Vibskov padded laptop sleeve, $115, at V-Store; 4.) Patrik Ervell canvas air jacket, $638, at South Willard; 5.) Dewitt Printed Crew, $58, at Brooklyn Industries; 6.) Teflon-coated umbrella by Marimeko, $40, at Oak; 7.) Esse Ut Esse oxfords, $230, at Far Fetch.

On the Runway

Patrik Ervell

Tim Hamilton

Perry Ellis


Victor Glemaud

  • Frank Stella's 1976 BMW 3.0, designed as part of an art car series along with such artists as Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, is currently on display at New York's Grand Central Station until April 6.

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