Bottega Veneta is exceedingly well versed in its art history. The Italian fashion house, which has collaborated with the likes of Ralph Gibson, Nan Goldin, Collier Schorr, and Philip-Lorca diCorcia on a series of ad campaigns, continues to work closely with its artistic touchstones. In honor of New York Fashion Week, the luxury brand is partnering with Gagosian Gallery in showcasing select works by American sculptor John Chamberlain in the windows of their Fifth Avenue flagship store.
The works by Chamberlain will be paired alongside three of the brand’s Fall 2013 looks designed by creative director Tomas Maier, featuring handcrafted embroidery techniques inspired by the assemblage sensibility of the Italian Arte Povera movement and Chamberlain’s large-scale automobile sculptures. Accented with visceral swathes of color in earthy red and mustard tones, the embroidery uses a needle punch method to combine regenerated fabrics in silk, wool, and flannel for a deeply textural effect.
THE SELECT WORKS BY JOHN CHAMBERLAIN ARE ON VIEW NOW AT BOTTEGA VENETA’S FIFTH AVENUE FLAGSHIP, 699 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK.