Spotlight: Wear LACMA Spring 2015
Photo Credit: Zach Lipp
Start your engines. Dosa‘s Christina Kim has created a spring collection for Wear LACMA that may inspire California residents to plan a day trip to see Simon Rodia’s Watts Towers and American artist Gloria Stuart’s depiction of the striking sculptures at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Both Kim and Freecity‘s Nina Garduno created clothes and accessories based on images in the museum’s American and European art wing for the limited-edition collection. Garduno screened T-shirt and sweatshirts with Philippe de Champaigne’s Saint Augustine painting in mind. In that work, the saint holds a flaming heart in his left hand. Freecity shirts emblazoned with the words, “artists wanted” join Kim’s poplin skirts, tops, dresses, silk pajamas, and canvas bags at the museum boutique where they sit beside work by such previous Wear LACMA designers as Claire Vivier, Jennifer Meyer, Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman, Anita Ko, Gregory Parkinson, George Esquivel and Johnson Hartig of Libertine. The program—sponsored by the museum’s Director’s Circle, Willow Bay, and Katherine Ross—began in 2012, and all proceeds benefit the museum. Sales from the LACMA edition of Garduno’s T-shirt contribute to the conservation of the late Chris Burden’s Urban Light sculpture, a vivid beacon luring drivers out for a day of summer sight-seeing.
By Elizabeth Varnell
Pictured: Designs by Christina Kim of dosa for the Wear LACMA spring 2015 collection.
Photo courtesy of LACMA