Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Artist or Designer?

Vivian Luk calls herself an artist.  Does the art world accept that? Do you?

Luk, who has apprenticed under big bridal fashion name Vera Wang has now branched off to start her own collections.  She will have a preview of her second collection on March 1.

Her intricate manipulation of fabric creates a soft feminine design while allowing for a sculptural masculinity.  She a couturier, making her impression on fashion industry in Hong Kong with her debut design on Keira Knightley for the 2006 Oscars.  Here she stepped out from Ms. Wang's wing to design something completely her own signature.

But as a fashion designer, does she fit in the realm of contemporary artist?

Check out this full interview with Luk on her new collection.

Details from Vivian Luk's collection.


Earl Grey said...

Great question of the artist or designer. . . or both. . . or hyphenated: artist-designer. :)

Jeanette Tesmer said...

I have always allowed them to be interchangeable; though, I know others who would not say the same. What makes one a designer as apposed to artist? One is still creating an aesthetic composition and bringing it to fruition. Is one a 'professional' but aren't there 'professional' artists? Do they then become designers?