Under the same roof as Ai Weiwei, Jonathan Meese, Sterling Ruby, Joan Miró, Daniel Richter, Jörg Immendorff, David Hockney, Eva Schlegel and the artworks of so many other big international names – Art Basel raises the same question every year: what is the best thing to wear in such intoxicating surroundings?
Elegant, airy, light
At the world’s most important art fair, everything is about superlatives: 291 galleries – six of which are from Austria – present modern and contemporary art by over 4,000 artists from 34 countries. We present hand-picked looks by hand-picked designers for you to wear while sauntering through the art-decked halls. Boho style is made for the occasion: elegant thanks to its length, airy and light thanks to the cuts and fabrics, artsy thanks to its prints.
Etro is an obvious choice for mingling with art lovers, but the elegant flowing dresses by Valentino also lend themselves to the event. Flounces, cut-outs and calf-lengths are writ large at Mulberry.
Things take a more serious turn at Bottega Veneta: clear-cut lines, bold colours, eye-catching patterns. Emporio Armani has a more playful approach. What does the herd of elephants printed on the silk onesie have in common with the art world? The interpretation is in the eye of the beholder. Those who opt for the floral headwear by Miu Miu can rest assured that they won’t get lost among the mass of visitors or among the artworks on display.
15th – 18th June