Misha Nonoo, the CFDA Incubator designer known for her feminine, clean designs, has collaborated with contemporary artist Dustin Yellin to create prints for her Spring/Summer 2015 collection. “Translating contemporary sculpture into women’s ready to wear has allowed for the seamless integration of fashion and art, which is the overall message of the Misha Nonoo label,” the designer stated on the CFDA blog. Yellin’s “unique perspective as well as the femininity represented” in his glass sculptural paintings and collages inspired Nonoo to want to work with the artist when she met him over three years ago. So deep ran the partnership that Yellin even dressed up in one of Nonoo’s designs to walk the runway in her SS15 fashion show this past week in New York.
Pieces from the collection featuring the collaborative prints were photographed on blogger Pari Ehsan of Paridust, whose blog presents photographs of her wearing designer clothing in galleries and museums next to artworks that mirror her ensemble.
In addition, the artist and designer partnered on a limited-edition long sleeve jersey t-shirt, available in a quantity of 500, based on the artist’s most recent series of sculptures entitled, “Psychogeographies.” The shirt is now available on the newly launched Spring app, with the goal to raise awareness for Yellin’s Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation, a nonprofit institute in Brooklyn’s Red Hook.