The Los Angeles County Museum of Art or better know to Angeleno’s as LACMA, announces a collaboration with LA based designers, George Esquivel, Anita Ko, and Clare Vivier for the Wear LACMA Spring 2014 Collection.
The Wear LACMA project, initiated by the museum’s Director’s Circle, is a collaboration between the museum and Los Angeles–based designers to create limited-edition pieces inspired by LACMA’s permanent collection. These items are available for purchase on NET-A-PORTER.COM with a percentage of the proceeds benefitting LACMA.
“We are thrilled to support the Wear LACMA project this season,” said Sasha Sarokin, Buying Manager, NET-A-PORTER.COM. “This initiative really showcases the seamless bridge between art and fashion, and we are delighted to stand behind these talented Los Angeles–based designers.”
This season’s designers were inspired by a diverse array of objects from LACMA’s collection.
Anita Ko has designed ear cuffs, a midi finger ring, and stud earrings inspired by bat motifs seen in two objects—a reading table used by scholars and a delicate porcelain bottle—from the 19th-century Joseon period (1392–1910) in Korea.
George Esquivel has designed a sandal for women and a summer desert boot. Gutiérrez’s portrait of an indigenous woman wearing a huipil (native blouse) and holding a marigold is emblematic of the artist’s ability to capture a fugitive moment and the spirit of the sitter.
Clare Vivier has designed several items, including a leather bag, a tote, and a shirt inspired by an embroidered gentleman’s vest dating from the French Revolution from LACMA’s Costume and Textiles collection.
Since October 2012, Wear LACMA has collaborated with an array of established designers who have produced unique art-inspired products that includes everything from T-shirts, tote bags, girls dresses, fragrances, jewelry, and leather pouches.
The pieces will also be available at the LACMA Store and online at thelacmastore.org beginning May 21, 2014, with all proceeds benefiting the museum.