Misha Nonoo + Dustin Yellin

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.

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Paridust modeling the limited edition t-shirt now available on Spring.

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Paridust captured by Harper’s Bazaar wearing the Nonoo/Yellin collaborative prints at Yellin’s Pioneer Works.

DVF + Andy Warhol

Diane von Furstenberg knows how to throw a party. Or perhaps—more appropriately—a celebration. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of her iconic wrap dress, the designer commissioned various artists to create works inspired by the frock’s notable legacy, to be included in the exhibition “Journey of a Dress,” which opened last Friday  in L.A. In addition (because, why stop there?), the designer launched a limited-edition collection in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation.

On view at the historic Wilshire May Company building (which will soon be the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures) next to the LACMA campus, the exhibition features hundreds of contemporary versions of the wrap dress in front of walls lined floor-to-ceiling with DVF’s patterns. Also on view are commemorative works by Dustin Yellin, Julian Opie, Francisco Clemente, Barbara Kruger, Anh Duong, and other notable contemporary artists. In particular, Yellin’s “A Ghost May Come” includes thousands of scraps of scanned magazine and newspaper articles about von Furstenberg cut into small shapes that from a few steps away look exactly like wrap dress’ iconic chain-link print. In addition, the exhibition includes seven vintage portraits of DVF by Andy Warhol, a close friend. When thinking about a unique, limited edition collection to further honor this special moment in fashion, a collaboration with the Warhol Foundation was an obvious choice. Pop Wrap: DVF + Andy Warhol, as the collection has been called, combines traditional Warholian motifs—specifically, the flower and dollar sign—with DVF’s most well-known patterns onto dresses, jumpsuits, bags and t-shirts. Best to snap up that piece you have your eye on before it too becomes another note in the book of fashion history.

Well, that’s a wrap.

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The entrance hall to the exhibition; photo via WWD

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Wrap dresses on view at the exhibition; photo via WWD

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DVF at the opening of her exhibition; photo via LA Times/Getty Images

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Dresses & a bag from the Pop Wrap collection