My Little Pop Icons
I recently rediscovered the work of Berlin-based artist Mari Kasurinen after featuring her My Little Damien Hirst unknowingly HERE prior to my trip to Germany. Ever since returning from Berlin after seeing the Art and Toys show I have been drawn to the lighthearted nature of toys. Kasurinen’s entire My Little Pop Icons series is brilliantly playful serving as the perfect means of bringing together fashion and art. Her decision to start this body of work came when looking at the influential nature of both children’s toys and pop culture. She toys with, quite literally, the idea of materialism and excess. Now that every major fashion house has launched a children’s line, naturally it seems that My Little Pony apparel and such is the next step. Besides, a few years back I would have killed for my American Girl Doll to sport a Gaga-esque meat dress.
To date, Karl Lagerfeld and Vivienne Westwood are the only two designers to be ‘My Little Pony-fied’ but I’m hoping they are soon joined by an inked up My Little Marc Jacobs, My Little Peter Dundas complete with a perfectly styled blonde mane and two very prim My Little Viktor & Rolf’s.