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Nov 6th, 2016
Stacey Bendet is proud to announce that the late Neo-expressionist artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat has been selected, as the partner. For the second capsule collection that will help support the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s efforts to promote young talent.
Jean-Michel Basquiat ruled downtown New York during the ‘80s, and on Wednesday evening the Neo-expressionist artist made his triumphant return. As alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet celebrated its new capsule collection featuring Basquiat’s work. Made in partnership with the Basquiat Estate, sales from the collection will benefit the CFDA Found.
The 17-piece collection will land in stores and online in November 2016. For the partnership with the CFDA alice + olivia works with a new artist to create a capsule collection. All be available for purchase at all alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet stores, aliceandolivia.com. As well as other retail partners with 50% of the proceeds from select items donated to the CFDA.
Stacey Bendet, CEO and Creative Director of alice + olivia, says “Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of my favorite artists. This partnership is exciting for me as it is very reflective of my brand and our continued collaboration with artists. It is also wonderful to be able to raise funds for the CFDA and support their ongoing initiatives within our industry that develop new talent.”
The new collection includes a variety of unique apparel pieces, accessories and gifts that feature iconic elements of Basquiat’s art. Such as the golden crown and colorful, street-art inspired design, mixed with alice + olivia’s whimsical and feminine touch. “Beat Bop” 1983, “Replicas” 1983, “Ascent” 1983, “In Italian” 1983, “Panel of Experts” 1982 and “Notary” 1983 are some of the artist’s inspiration for the capsule collection.
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