BRIAN KENNY

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A 30 year celebration of the iconic house of Christian Lacroix! I was honored to be asked to collaborate with the House to create a special multimedia capsule collection in celebration. 

BRIAN KENNY X CHRISTIAN LACROIX

 I started by creating textile banners using and inspired by the vast collection of Christian Lacroix fabrics. The designs reflect notions of vibrant togetherness, collective power and creative whimsy. 

 

I chose to use to hands as both the result of a personal obssession and their incredibl universal nature, thus as way to convey expressive diversity in a way everyone can understand, without attaching specific identities. 

Next I was asked to re-interpret two iconic Christian Lacroix scarf designs that prominently feature his gorgeous drawings. I chose to honor his work by re-creating many of the looks, but with an added twist; I opted for male and animal models to work the couture. Then I created a collage in which they could all 'party' together.

A third painting "Trailing" was added to the vocabulary of the collection. .

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A art film I created using only characters and designs that were made and selected for the #Lacroix30ans collection.

 

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A look at the complete collection of products  Photos by Christian Lacroix. You can SHOP the collection HERE.