8 Fashionable Ways to Compete With the Art at Frieze New York

We recommend a healthy dose of Dries Van Noten with a drop of Gucci.

When you look chic and contemplate buying a piece of art

When you look chic and contemplate buying a piece of art (Photo: Instagram/Courreges).

Sure, the modern masterpieces hanging on the walls of the Frieze Art Fair are going to garner most of the attention at Frieze New York Art Week, but that doesn’t mean your sartorial game should fall by the wayside. Instead, this is the ideal time to turn your Fair outfits into pieces of art themselves.

There are plenty of ways to achieve an artsy look. One is to rely on labels which have been go-to’s for stylish art aficionados for quite some time. These include, but are not limited to, Dries Van Noten, Prada, Marni and Miu Miu. Relative newcomers such as Christopher Kane and Tibi have recently crossed over from being a secret of fashion insiders to being embraced by gallerists, collectors and gallery girls.

Another way to get creative is to just layer on the color. Perhaps a lemon yellow Courrèges jacket (in patent leather no less) would do the trick. Or, a teeny Salvatore Ferragamo purse would lend a necessary punch of vibrancy to a basic dress.

Regardless of your approach, remember that an art fair is no place to wear basic black; this is a brilliant opportunity to flex your sartorial muscles and experiment with looks that wouldn’t fly anywhere else.

Courrèges Varnished Biker Jacket, $1,290, Farfetch.com

Courrèges Varnished Biker Jacket, $1,290, Farfetch.com (Photo: Farfetch).

Sara Battaglia for Salvatore Ferragamo Handbag, $1,950 available at Salvatore Ferragamo Boutiques Nationwide, 1-866-337-7242

Sara Battaglia for Salvatore Ferragamo Handbag, $1,950, Salvatore Ferragamo Boutiques Nationwide, 1-866-337-7242 and Ferragamo.com (Photo: Courtesy Salvatore Ferragamo).

Marni Runway Skirt in Dot Macramé, $2,680, Marni.com

Marni Runway Skirt in Dot Macramé, $2,680, Marni.com (Photo: Marni).

Dries Van Noten Printed Watersnake Curve-Heel Sandal in Petrol, $800, BergdorfGoodman.com

Dries Van Noten Printed Watersnake Curve-Heel Sandal in Petrol, $800, BergdorfGoodman.com (Photo: Bergdorf Goodman).

Christopher Kane Fringed Crochet-Paneled Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt, $845, Net-A-Porter.com

Christopher Kane Fringed Crochet-Paneled Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt, $845, Net-A-Porter.com (Photo: Net-A-Porter).

 

Gentle Monster Tell Me Of1, $280, GentleMonster.com

Gentle Monster Tell Me Of1, $280, GentleMonster.com (Photo: Gentle Monster).

Tibi Pieza Print On Silk Jumpsuit, $795, Tibi.com

Tibi Pieza Print On Silk Jumpsuit, $795, Tibi.com (Photo: Courtesy Tibi).

Gucci Eye Earrings with Crystals, $1,150, Gucci.com

Gucci Eye Earrings with Crystals, $1,150, Gucci.com (Photo: Gucci).

8 Fashionable Ways to Compete With the Art at Frieze New York