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High street art-fashion collaborations

Posted at 1:30 pm, October 10, 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Shopping & Style

EspritWhether it’s Stella McCartney having a chinwag with Ed Ruscha on the tellybox or Louis Vuitton working with Yayoi Kusama on a polka-dot collection, the art-fashion union has become an all-too-familiar occurrence. The high street, plodding as it does in the wake of designer fashion, has also been working with artists on intriguing partnerships. COS, for example, is teaming up with Frieze for the third year, supporting the Frame area within the contemporary art fair. It’s also showcasing the work of art students and graduates from Royal College of Art and Brighton University in store windows across Europe from October 10. In a simple coincidence, another group of RCA students have benefitted from high street support. Esprit asked graduating students to design a collection that considered the idea of sustainability and then turned the winning entries into a limited edition capsule range. It’s a bold, desirable collection that proves art and fashion make perfectly sound bedfellows.

 For info, see cosstores.com and esprit.com.

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