Friday, August 12, 2011

Poetry-Inspired Clothes

Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day
I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.
~ Pablo Neruda

Honduran designer Carlos Campos created a Fall/Winter 2011 menswear collection inspired by the poetry of Pablo Neruda. Campos used muted colors, with an emphasis on green because Neruda wrote with green ink. Campos said, "This collection is inspired by the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda in every sense: from the way I used his hat to how he wore his coat." Neruda was a breath-taking poet, and it is gratifying to see this attractive collection honoring him.

While I'm at it, here are a couple of musical outfits from Three As Four, Fall/Winter 2011:

* A poem by Pablo Neruda that I posted a few years back.
* For more literary clothes: Miles to Go clothing (my favorites are the Bell Jar, the Invisible Man, and the Cost of Ideas).

Karen Edmisten has the Poetry Friday round-up today.


Diane Mayr said...

I do like that Neruda poem!

jama said...

Love Neruda and the idea of clothes inspired by his work. Didn't realize he wrote in green ink (my favorite color). Sigh.

maria horvath said...

How wonderful! Poetry as the muse for fashion -- just goes to show that poetry can be useful as well as beautiful.

Linda said...

I love Neruda! So cool to see the clothing his poetry inspired!

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

Oh wow, now this is such an inspired concept. Who would've thought that poetry and fashion can go oh-so-sweetly together. Love it!!! Will definitely repost. =)

Mary Lee said...

What a hoot! I had to forward your link to the 2011 Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts Committee -- we chose THE DREAMER as one of our 30 Notables. The book is printed in green ink!

Ruth said...

I found this! Very cool!