WEARABLE WORKS OF ART. Calvin Klein has partnered with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc., giving the label unprecedented access to the artist’s many works of art
It has been clear from the start that art plays a very important role in Raf Simons’ life, and this has been made clearer when he landed the spot of Calvin Klein’s creative designer. This can be seen by how Simons has incorporated art in all his campaigns for Calvin Klein. Even the redesign of the brand’s new logo, which he designed with graphic artist Peter Saville, gave an artsy note to the iconic brand. One artist that Simons seems to stem his inspiration from is American artist Andy Warhol as some of the artist’s photo prints made their way on his latest designs. Now the brand is set to further incorporate the iconic artist’s works of art in its design.
Calvin Klein announced its partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc., giving the label unprecedented access to Warhol’s work — many of which have not been published — through 2020. This new partnership comes after the foundation had partnered with Comme des Garçons and Dior.
“I’ve come to realize that Warhol’s genius goes much deeper than cheerful Campbell’s Soup paintings,” said Raf Simons. “He captured all sides of the American experience, including sometimes its darker sides. Warhol’s art tells more truths about his country than you can find almost anywhere else.”
We can’t wait to see how Simons plans to incorporate Warhol’s works of art into his upcoming designs.