The ties between the art and fashion worlds grow ever stronger, and the latest link is Flore’s project to paint denim bomber jackets for Eunice Kim’s contemporary brand Here/Now.
Kim, a 30-year-old fashion entrepreneur from Los Angeles who skipped design school to launch her company a year ago in New York, is weaving her love of art and denim into a collaboration that also allows her to relive a favorite memory from her childhood. The nostalgia stems from a tiny denim bomber jacket painted with a robot on the back, which her father found in a boutique in Paris for his then two-year-old. Having attended Art Basel in Miami Beach for the past couple of years, she met Flore through her friend, artist Bradley Theodore, who suggested the Miami-based artist with a bold, graphic style as a potential partner for her very first partnership with a painter. Reminiscing about the drawing that captivated her child’s eyes, she said, “His art and the way he paints kind of blend really well with the original.”