Last week, I celebrated the launch of my first capsule collection of clothing in collaboration with artist Miljan Suknovic.Even as I type these words, it seems a bit surreal that Artfully Awear has taken the form of an actual clothing collection! It's an understatement to say that I'm excited.
Miljan and I have been friends for about a year and a half, during which time I've visited his studio on numerous occasions and always gleaned inspiration. When Dreams on Air asked him to do an installation of work in their SoHo store, we knew it was the perfect time and venue for us to do something amazing together. I got to work making a collection of garments inspired by his work.
Ahead of the event, Miljan installed a number of his large-scale pieces throughout the boutique, and created an awesome window display featuring his paintings as well as one of my garments. On the evening of the event, we hosted over 200 people for champagne and a viewing of the work, including a photo booth (with hand-painted wearables) and a live painting demonstration by yours truly.
We were surrounded by all of our friends and received such an overwhelmingly positive response to our work together. All of my hand-painted garments sold out! It was truly one of the best and most memorable nights of my life!
Photos by Peter Sealy Art & Photography and Dezfitmedia
Model: Luiza Farber