EACH OTHER X AUSTYN
Courtesy of, NOW FASHION
Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Show Venue: Mona Bismarck | American Center for Art & Culture, 34 Avenue de New York, 75116 Paris
Artist Collaboration: Austyn Weiner
“To me, this collection is about being fearlessly yourself. It is about embracing the idea of an identity, of a uniform, and feeling safe inside of who you really are. The textiles in the collaboration are flowers turned to bombs, journal entries from moments of clarity and also moments of vulnerability, along with black and white crayon drawings.” – Austyn Weiner (Vogue, 2019)
These are Austyn Weiner’s words to describe her capsule with Each Other for its Spring Summer 2020 collection, her first ever fashion collaboration. For the collaboration, the artist, Austyn, transformed a selection of her paintings, drawings and text-based works into hand-painted and printed textiles, fluid forms and silhouettes reflective of her own figure: both vulnerable and honest. Through this collaboration, Austyn has given her work an additional dimension, a new texture, and physical motion.
Each Other’s desire is to design empowering clothing for all, and create a new, timeless masculine inspired ‘vestiaire’, focusing on a resculpted tailoring, with noble fabrics and surprising details. Delivering creative statement pieces that stand for longevity through design; seasonless, timeless, genderless, ageless… The collection stands for a powerful, hybridized and sensual silhouette, with garments that can be worn day-to-night, and in keeping with Each Other’s tradition, all leathers and furs are vegan.
The Each Other x Austyn collection was presented at the American Center for Art & Culture in Paris during Paris Fashion Week, to music by world-renowned DJ and longtime friend of Austyn’s, Blondish. For the occasion the artist dressed her long time best friend and muse Gigi Hadid in a nostalgic look borrowed from her own childhood in Miami and inspired by her Mother: a New Yorker living in the tropics, who wore black turtlenecks year around. Gigi’s look at the Each Other show was all about playfulness and individuality, a flower print turtle-neck from the collection and brown leather jacket; channeling the idea of a dark summer. The collaboration was designed in Austyn’s studio in Los Angeles.
The limited-edition capsule collection, Austyn x Each Other, will be available in Spring 2020 both online, and in select retailers.
Each Other is a Paris-based fashion label founded in 2012 by Ilan Delouis and Jenny Mannerheim. Its concept to fusion two disciplines “Art Meets Fashion” and its name “Each Other” denotes equality of gender and race, and the importance of a universal community. The brand believes in the creative power of togetherness: Safe and Warm here, In the Fire of Each Other.
Austyn Weiner is a Los Angeles-based artist, born and raised in Miami, Florida. Best known for her large scale paintings and cut out figure works, Austyn explores the duality and fluidity of experience through her writings and paintings. Austyn will be returning to New York for her first solo exhibition, October 19th at The Journal Gallery (austynweiner.com).
SS20 Show Credits:
Creative Director: Ilan Delouis
Production: Olga Pashchenko
Styling: Francesca Cefis
Hair: Leigh Kates at The Wall Group using Davines
Makeup: Vincent Oquendo using Shiseido
Casting: Nicolas Ikki Casting