Wearable Art continues to fascinate designers and brands. Shapes and styles can be kept simple and be focussed on the brands identity with the addition of eye catching recognisable prints from well known artists. This new wave of partnerships is set to redefine art and fashion collaboration.
Calvin Klein x Andy Warhol foundation partnership is back. The latest instalment of the collaboration is back with Raf Simons being the design driving force behind this exciting news announced last year with a promise of previously unpublished works such as "kissing couples" images on underwear and candid self portraitist of Warhol himself on the heritage inspired denim collections in T shirts and hoodies.
The VF Corporation owners of Lee and Wrangler Jeans are just about to celebrate their 130 year anniversary as such have also joined the bandwagon of collaborations. Historically Lee jean has taken a fashion back seat to Levi but with the new collaboration between Lee jeans and Hattie Stewart to celebrate their "Scarlett Jean" this may be set to change. Hattie Stewart a well know illustrator and self proclaimed "doodle Bomber" has customised the Scarlett high jean and the denim Rider jacket with her bold playful designs which transcend both art and fashion. Her strong images and with clean lines and bold colours are almost cartoon like in their fun and humour, destined to become as iconic as the garments they adorn. Available in the Covent Garden store from August 2018.
Wrangler have teamed up with Peter Max for a bold new take on the iconic wrangler shirt and T shirt range.
Scott Morrison's amazing 3x1 jeans brand having morphed from being a heavy weight denim brand into being the fashion icon it now is is still focussed on the cloth as being the driver behind their recent collaboration with Joe Ducet. But Jo has also added some details essential for today's urban dweller plus proclaiming it to be the 21st Century jean with shape and details fit for 21st century purpose. Enlarged coin pocket to accommodate a credit card; reflective back strip for commuter protection ( where have we seen this before i wonder!!); micro fibre pockets to protect your devices all in Kurabo' s raw stretch selvedge denim. Purposely unwashed to enable the wearer to have a personalised wear over time. This fashion utility jean is available in women and mens slim straight fit in stretch dark indigo.
Uniqlo gets better and better. When we thought they had it all they now offer us designer collaboration teamed with their amazing quality! A good "fit" with the simple stylish creativity of JW Anderson to achieve must have tops, shirts, T's and hats and jeanswear. Yet more to covet from Uniqlo.