Sportmax + Ambra Medda + Ying Wu

For the fourth chapter of Sportmax’s Carte Blanche collection – in which the artist is at the very heart of the decision-making process – the luxury brand reached out to Design Miami Co-founder Ambra Medda to bring a new creative vision to the project. Following on the heels of the Carte Blanche capsule by Lola Montes Schnabel (which I wrote about here), Medda tapped young Chinese artist Ying Wu, who’s work she had recently discovered at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, for a collaboration. Through Wu’s colorful illustrations, the collection addresses environmental issues, and specifically how industrial progress poses risks to our natural environment. Wu’s surrealist graphics aptly blend illustrated animals, urban scenarios, and technology onto a unified, 1000-piece collection of scarves, dresses, and a tote bag. The collection launched last month, and the Sportmax Carte Blanche website details a full list of stockists here.


Scarves, dresses, and a tote from the collection


Medda posing next to the collection at the in-store launch


Wu’s illustrations used to design the collection

collection hanging in store

The complete capsule on view at the in-store launch


Wu proudly sporting the fruit of her labors


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