Alice + Olivia announced it is partnering with the Jean-Michel Basquiat estate for the brand’s second capsule collection that will support the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s (CFDA) efforts to promote young talent.
For the collection, Alice + Olivia will feature elements of the late artist’s work, including his signature golden crown and street-art inspired designs. The collection includes espadrille creepers, dresses, skirts, tops, jackets, handbags, eyewear and more. Half of the proceeds from select items will be donated to the CFDA. Items will be available in stores and online in November.
Alice + Olivia CEO and Creative Director Stacey Bendet said, “Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of my favorite artists. This partnership is exciting for me as it is very reflective of my brand and our continued collaboration with artists. It is also wonderful to be able to raise funds for the CFDA and support their ongoing initiatives within our industry that develop new talent.”
CFDA President and CEO Steven Kolb said, “We could not be more appreciative of Stacey Bendet and her work to help us in our cause to advance up-and-coming fashion talent. Thanks to this initiative, the support we will be receiving from Alice + Olivia is of great value to our organization.”
Alice + Olivia works with a new artist each year to create a capsule collection benefiting the CFDA. For the first CFDA capsule collection, debuted in April 2015, Bendet partnered with celebrated artist Domingo Zapata.