Make it a fashionable Friday with these simply exquisite 'works of art' for your feet any art collector would be proud to wear.
Happy Friday, readers! Today's featured sock collection is a brand new collaboration between active lifestyle brand Able Made and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, both organizations I admire each for their accomplishments in their respective fields of product design, fashion and art. The Able Made x The Met sock collection of 18 styles offers soft, high quality cotton socks for women and men, inspired directly from pieces that can be found in the museum's own art collection. From the hieroglyphically-patterned 'Egyptian Eyes Socks,' to the sophisticated 'Degas Dancer Socks,' inspired by one of my very own favorite pieces by Edgar Degas, there is sure to be a style that fits everyone's taste in art, and socks. You can view the entire collection (and other gift-able goodies) in person at The Met Fifth Avenue, where they are available for purchase. You can also learn more about the pieces that have inspired the socks by clicking on the images (or better yet, take a trip to The Met, which I absolutely encourage). Art is just one of those things you have to experience for yourself, don't you think?
Something about those eyes...something about eyes on socks in general is very mesmerizing in my opinion (and trendy!). This particular pair, called "Egyptian Eyes," is available in a very wearable-yellow body with knit-in decorative detail. I chose the sandy-yellow version because it's such a fun color, and made me think of the sands of Egypt. This "eye" motif is pulled from the artistic detailing on the Coffin of Khnumnakht, a piece currently on view at The Met Fifth Avenue. (Click the photo above to learn more.) I absolutely loved shooting this photo by the sand, just as sunset approached; gathering a dramatic image, which I thought was appropriate for the style. The deep red heel, toe & cuff accent the bold colors elegantly. I think this would make an excellent addition to a suited style if you want to dress up at the office.
Now, on to one of my personal favorite styles from the collection; the "Degas Dancer Socks" - inspired by a drawing titled, Dancer, created by Edgar Degas, featuring a ballerina. It's really the bold blue bow that resonates with me when I viewed the original artwork, and is translated nicely in the sock pictured above. I love the light heathered-blue accents on the design, and the simplified silhouette of the dancer still being very recognizable and familiar; a lovely translation of the artwork, and very wardrobe-friendly. You could easily style these with a summery knit top and some denim, or even dress them up with a look to parallel the dancer's. Either way, this is a great way to not only show off your unique style, but also a way to show your support of The Met's dedication to art and design.
If it's abstraction you need more of in your life, then I suggest taking a chance on these Mondrian-inspired socks for your outfit of the day. The geometric pattern and bold colors inspired by a piece called Composition, by Piet Mondrian, will brighten up any mood and add a grid of sophistication to your look. Who could resist showing off their socks when they look as good as this? Pair them with dress shoes, or if you're doing a bit more walking, dare I say these would make even a pair of sneakers look amazing!
For the last pair I'm highlighting, I wanted to capture the simple beauty of the dragonfly pattern in this women's sock style. The dragonfly graphic is inspired by a jewelry/hair piece designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, which looks very delicately constructed, being made out of precious metals and jewels. The dragonflies in the sock are quite nicely placed in a neat repeat pattern, which makes me think of Spring, hence, the floral arrangement in the background. I love the way the sun set slowly as I captured this image and highlighted the delicate colors of the sock itself. The "Dragonfly" style is a soft, comfortable addition to your warm-weather style, offering a light, tonal look.
I hope you sincerely enjoyed reading about these colorful and uniquely fashioned sock styles. It's an 'art' in itself to get designs to look good on a sock/knit surface, and I believe this collection of artistically-inspired socks has done this successfully and uniquely. If you would like to shop for a pair of your own, or learn more about The Met and Able Made and their missions, please check out the links below and most of all, show off your socks this Spring!
Special thanks to The Met for sending The Sock Review some of these amazing sock styles to check out; I'll definitely be wearing them all!
Shop The Met Store online at https://store.metmuseum.org/
Learn more about Able made online at https://www.ablemadeshop.com/
Where to purchase: 18 styles currently available in-store at The Met Fifth Avenue. Your purchase supports the Metropolitan Museum of Art's efforts in art collection, study, conservation and presentation.
Sock Composition: Styles shown here are 74% Cotton, 24% Nylon, 2% Spandex, Made in USA
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*The Sock Review was provided with free product in return for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the developing company, and/or its affiliates, in any way.