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CALVIN KLEIN & TAUBA AUERBACH COLLABORATION

MICHAEL KORS & FRANKLIN EVANS COLLABORATION

Calvin Klein was initially recognized for suits and coats, but his sportswear line became popular as well. His award-winning business now includes clothing, cosmetics, fragrances and home collections.

Tauba Auerbach's elegant, methodical compositions deconstruct the conventional ways visual and perceptual information is conveyed, as do Klein's. Auerbach confronts the limitations between these states, revealing an ambiguity that is often overlooked. 

Taking inspiration from Auerbach's elegant, methodical compositions which deconstruct the conventional ways visual and perceptual information is conveyed, the garment was created.

DONNA KARAN & MICHELE ABELES COLLABORATION

ANNA SUI & LINDY LEE COLLABORATION

MARIA DE GUZMAN & ANGELA BRENNAN COLLABORATION

The Donna Karan New York Collection (DKNY) is a modern system of dressing created to appeal to women's senses on every level. Found on an intuitive understanding of a woman's needs and desires, this exclusive collection embodies the ultimate in luxury, sensuality, quality fabrics, workmanship and technological innovation. 

Michele Abeles with the "The Idea of the Thing that Isn't" artworks, delve deep into the subconscious, involving a process in perpetual motion and modulation. Abeles came to wider attention at PS1’s “Greater New York” show in 2010, with her flattened, sharply lit photo montages that incorporated still lifes (plant, table), nudes and animal shots made to look like stock images.

Usage of the inspiration of Abeles' artwork was created to produce this garment.

Michael Kors' mastery of the clean-lined, sporty genre of luxury is unparalleled. What his brand is really founded on are classic clothes cut from luxurious fabrics.

Franklin Evans' work explores "forms and ideas that consider the near-infinite cycle of recombination". He presents environments through painting, text and performance, creating works that are both symbiotic and cannibalistic. 

Drawing from Evans' colourful bold work, the creation of a bright yellow dress showing the nearly-emerging blinding sun was formed. 

BCBG MAX AZIRA & IRENE SHAWINSKY COLLABORATION

Max Azria's "BCBG" is named for the French phrase "bon chic, bon genre", a Parisian slang meaning "good style, good attitude". The brand embodies a true combination of European sophistication and American spirit.

His designs are mordern iand nnovative. His high-quality clothing speaks to the contemporary woman.

Irene Schawinsky created paper sculptures of concentric circles. This sculpture appeared at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), sometime before 1944. This sculpture shows a common variation on the concentric circle model, where a center circular hole has been cut out. In this case, the hole is rather large, enabling significant flexibility.

Schawinsky created curved origami shapes and casted them into luxurious metals. Azria wanted to actualize this.

Anna Sui's runway-cum-rock shows are boho to the bone with a little glam and a romantic aesthetic. Her patchwork-boudoir aesthetic is instantly recognizable in her clothing, 

Lindy Lee's practice explores her Chinese roots through the philosophies of Taoism and Buddhism, characterised by an awareness of humanity's close relationship to nature and the universe. Employing the ideas of chance and spontaneity, she creates a galaxy of imagery that emanates philosophical meditations on nature and life. 

Both of Asian descent, Sui and Lee chose a traditional work with a revelation that they could call their own.

Special thanks to:

Venue: Streets of Soho, NYC, USA

Photographer: Nathan Sven Holmberg

Director: Davina Reichman Schuck

Assistant Director: Alyona Medelyan

Maria de Guzman's collection is sexy, gorgeous and elegant. These three words fit de Guzman’s designs to a tee. The independent designer aims to deliver glamour minus the hefty price tag. 

Her flirty, fun and colourful dresses come in structured, ruffled and strapless styles. From sweetheart necklines to halter style, Maria’s designs are feminine and sexy with an aim to embrace the womanly figure. Her current collection is a mixture of bold colours and lines perfect for any spring / summer fun! 
You can expect frills, lace and low necklines as well as soft fabrics such as satin and chiffon

Angela Brennan is best known for her high-keyed abstractions. The paintings display a mastery of colour and spontaneity in her work that offers the viewer a range of ideas and emotions that seek a reaction. She continues to add to her repertoire of painting styles, including abstracts, text paintings, portraits, interiors and landscapes, and more recently has expanded her practice to include ceramics and sculptural installations.

Brennan's vivid, bold paintings mesh excellently with de Guzman's style.

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