Los Angeles County Museum of Arts Launches Collaboration with L.A. Designers

Image: 2012 Museum Associates / LACMA)

The Los Angeles County Museum of Arts (LACMA) has launched its collaboration with Los Angeles designers for a new “art-meets-fashion” project featuring limited-edition garments inspired by the museum’s permanent art collection.

Referred to as “Wear LACMA”, the collaboration with local designers is expected to be an ongoing program and proceeds from the products designed for the project will benefit the museum.

The first designers announced for the project are Libertine’s Johnson Hartig and Gregory Parkinson, whose products will be available beginning October 5 at the bricks-and-mortar LACMA store (not online).

Hartig has created a Libertine for LACMA’s collection of T-shirts, including 100 men’s and 100 women’s shirts priced at $95 each, totes for $65 and blazers for $1,500. Parkinson has created less than 100 hand-dyed girl’s dresses for $120 each, which was inspired by Adrian Coorte’s still-life Wild Strawberries in a Wan Li Bowl (1704).

Addition offerings from designers will include pieces like scarves and pajamas inspired by textiles in LACMA’s artwork, tote bags with printed photographs and more.

Art by two not-yet-announced California-based designers will be unveiled this winter.

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