alice + olivia’s CEO and Creative Director Stacey Bendet announced the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s second capsule collection. Jean-Michel Basquiat was chosen, through the Basquiat estate, as the partner for the collection which benefits CFDA’s efforts to promote young talent. It will be shown in alice + olivia’s Resort 2017 season, available online and in stores this November.
Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of my favorite artists. This partnership is exciting for me as it is very reflective of my brand and our continued collaboration with artists. It is also wonderful to be able to raise funds for the CFDA and support their ongoing initiatives within our industry that develop new talent. – Stacey Bendet
The collection includes unique apparel, accessories, and gifts featuring elements of Basquiat’s work. You’ll recognize the golden crown and street-style art, for example. The particular works that inspired this collection are “Beat Bop” 1983, “Replicas” 1983, “Ascent” 1983, “In Italian” 1983, “Panel of Experts” 1982 and “Notary” 1983. Check it out below.