Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Lisa Perry Creates a Special Line in Collaboration with Robert Indiana

It's always interesting to see designers translate artistic renderings into fun, wearable pieces. Robert Indiana's colorful Pop Art is a study in inspiration, as evidenced by the two images that I've included below. Read on for more about Lisa Perry.

This image is a take on the actual sculpture, which is one of his most iconic pieces. It was later made into a postage stamp.

Lisa Perry

Not everyone can own a Robert Indiana. (Wouldn’t you love your very own LOVE sculpture?) But you can have a dress—or sweater or jacket or tote bag—chicly emblazoned with one of the pop artist’s iconic works.

Lisa Perry has delved into Indiana’s catalog, with his blessing, choosing five of his artworks for a capsule collection of limited-edition pieces: Decade Autoportrait 1961 (1971) and the Love Stamp (1973–1974) have been reimagined into Perry’s signature A-line dresses ($995 each); KvF XVII (Hartley Elegy) (1989-1994); is now a leather jacket ($2,995); the odd numerals from Numbers (1968) are on merino crewneck sweaters ($495); and Perry’s also done a tote with 1 Cent (1963).

“There’s a great synergy between what he does and what I do,” says Perry (who does actually own a few of Indiana’s works), referring to her and the artist’s shared use of bold color and graphics. “It’s about the individuality they give,” she says of her line, “not everyone is going to be walking around in these.” Only 50 or fewer of each style will be available, starting this week, just in time for the Whitney Museum’s Indiana show, “Beyond LOVE” (September 26–January 5, 2014). So after you go there to see the actual art, you can walk two blocks to Perry’s Madison Avenue store and pick up a piece!


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