But recently our favourite labels have been collaborating with some of the hottest artists around, and it's a trend that's not going anywhere.
As we reported yesterday Chanel's mobile Art exhibition landed in New York this week, a spaceship like construction designed by Zaha Hadid, showcasing the art of Chanel. The travel exhibit will roam the world until 2010 and the next stop for Chanel's magical mystery tour is London.
Parisian fashion house Celine has just unveiled it's cruise collection for 2008, a collaboration with American artist Charley Harper. The collection's nautical themes inspired by fluid waters, boats and sailing was the perfect canvas for Harper's minimal-realist drawings and prints of sea-birds. We heart the new wooden bird and bead necklaces (pictured) and printed leather bags about to hit stores.
Designer and Creative Director at Jil Sander Raf Simons, has collaborated with two artists for the recent opening of two new stores in Japan for his eponymous menswear label. London-based artist Roger Hiorns designed the giant mirrors with water pumps that 'cry tears' for Simons' Osaka store while L.A native Sterling Ruby photographed bleached-splashed canvases and converted the shots into wallpaper prints covering walls and ceilings of the Tokyo store.
By Laurelle Gilbert
Posted: 23 October 2008More