Each year, fashion label Alice + Olivia and the CFDA Initiative, a program that promotes young talent in the fashion world, work together to choose one artist to create a capsule collection. This year, the chosen artist is the late Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Basquiat was known for his street and neo-expressionist art and the collaboration is working through his estate. Inspiration for the designs was taken from pieces such as “Panel of Experts”, “Beat Bop”, and “Replicas.” Also present is Basquiat’s iconic golden crown motif.
Alice + Olivia embellish Basquiat’s art by adding beadwork and embroidery, giving it a feminine spin. The collection will appear in stores and online in November, with half of the proceeds going to the CFDA.
Featured Image via Flickr/ Victoria Pickering