To celebrate 125 years of Vogue, fashion house Marni has collaborated with 11 contemporary artists to produce a range of limited edition shoppers and tees in response to the question ‘What is Beauty?’. What a match made in heaven! I love wearable art and I love Marni’s brilliant colours, quirky designs and experimental fabrics. Every season they work with really exciting artists and 40% of sales go to charities. The Vogue 125 years collaboration raises awareness and funds for two HIV/AIDS charities – Born Free and God’s Love We Deliver.
The artists for this latest project are Francesco Clemente, Annie Kevans, Shara Hughes, Beatriz Milhazes, Genieve Figgis, John Baldessari, Ragnar Kjartansson, Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, Kerry James Marshall, Dana Schutz and Julie Mehretu.
My favourite picks are below.
British Artist Annie Kevans depicts transgender model Hari Nef. This is such an elegant design, with a beautiful colour palette.
Dana Schutz Bain de Soleil is inspired by a 1980s tv advert for sun cream that struck her at the time as particularly sophisticated and glamorous. I love Dana Schutz’s gestural paintings and the pearls in this image add a fabulous touch of chic.
Satiricial Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan presents a kitsch vision of beauty. Maurizio’s work is always controversial and provocative conveying a naughty sense of fun.
To see all the art pieces and for more info visit www.marni.com