There's a special room at Rice called the Rice Gallery that's reserved for "dynamic site-specific installation art". Every few weeks, artists are commissioned to build something special for the space: I have seen everything from paper cutouts covering the walls to sharp spikes that almost seem to impale the viewer.
Today, when I visited the Gallery, Gunilla Klingberg's "Wheel of Everyday Life" greeted me. Klingberg had taken labels from common stores and brands, and made it into a pattern that covered the windows and floor.
To match Klingberg's overlay of patterns, I wore a Forever21 dress with a repeating pattern, and patterned strappy heels (from Prabal Gurung x Target). My black and white tuxedo blazer completed the look, while still staying within the stark contrasts of Klingberg's exhibit.
I love how Klingberg was able to take brand names like Wal-mart and Target, and mix them into a beautiful and intricate-looking pattern. Her pattern play really sparked the idea for this outfit---as I like to say, fashion is a form of art, and the two complement each other very well!