Stacey Bendet announced collaboration with Basquiat Estate for second edition of CFDA Initiative for Young Talent.
As part of collaboration with CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) each year alice + olivia choose a new artist to create a capsule collection that will be available for purchase at all alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet stores.
This year, a Neo-expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat has been selected. Basquiat earned his recognition in the art world before the age of 27, even gaining the title of youngest artist to be given a solo show at the widely respected KestnerGesellschaft gallery in Germany. His personal achievements and participation in an American art movement that ushered in a wave of young new artists make Basquiat the perfect partner for the promotion of young artists within the fashion industry.
Stacey Bendet, CEO and Creative Director of alice + olivia, says, “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.”
50% of all proceeds will be donated to the CFDA. Steven Kolb, President and CEO of the CFDA, says, “We could not be more appreciative of Stacey Bendet and her work to help us in our cause to advance up-and-coming fashion talent. Thanks to this initiative, the support we will be receiving from alice + olivia is of great value to our organization.”