IT'S ALL IN THE FRAME /

Autumn 2015

Dark blooms in intricately carved gold frames; heads framed by hats and flowers and headphones; beautiful views framed by windows; windows framed by beautiful houses. 'Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame' said the philosopher G. K. Chesterton back in the 1800's. Viktor and Rolf seem to be in agreement with their wearable art collection consisting of each model framed in and by her own dress. Not a look we'll see on the high street perhaps but worth looking out for on Facebook

We love Dolce and Gabbana's headphones designed in collaboration with the snow boarding brand Frends, seen at the AW15 Milan Fashion week. Perfect for framing any head, they are made of leather embellished with D&G's signature pearls, gold chains and Swarovski crystals with velvet across the earpieces and bridge. Don't be put off by the �4,500 price tag! The headphones were just part of their collection which centres around a celebration of motherhood illustrated with large, dark blooms and the odd babe in arms.

Colour as always is a major feature in our theme and as this Autumn draws in and winter creeps behind her, Berry wins that coveted title: The New Black. Unlike the old black, berry comes in a myriad of hues within its purply redness and this season's Team have embraced it so fully, we've framed them.

The exception to this season's rule is the simplicity and clean lines of Tate Modern's Alexander Calder exhibition, opening this November and running through to January next year. Calder's pioneering work in kinetic sculpture broke through the borders of art with the addition of motion as the 4th dimension. YouTube, As his work here in Black Frame depicts, this is one artist who didn't stay within the frame.