Consumer / Art & Design: Liam Gillick for Pringle at Art Basel Miami

British conceptual artist Liam Gillick collaborated with luxury knitwear brand Pringle of Scotland on an exclusive cross-disciplinary, capsule collection for Art Basel Miami this year.

A pop-up, temporary shop, situated in the Mosaic Building in Miami’s design district, displayed Pringle’s SS/12 menswear and womenswear line – Creative Director, Alistair Carr’s first collection for the brand since joining earlier this year – alongside Gillick’s leather accessories and knitwear items entitled LiamGillickForPringleOfScotland, which were housed in a structure designed by the artist especially for the occasion.

Gilllick is renowned for his use of clean lines, abstract shapes and block color, and the commission echoed his modern aesthetic, while also considering Pringle’s heritage by utilizing the brands signature argyle pattern.

“Pringle has much more the attitude of a kind of art-curator house than some fashion brand,” explained brand ambassador and actress Tilda Swinton during the launch dinner evening hosted by herself and gallerists Casey Kaplan and Eva Presenhuber.

“It’s about conversation, that’s constantly moving and constantly built by different people together. It’s not about one person hitting the mark.”

See our recent feature on fashion powerhouse FENDI who collaborated with emerging artist and designer, Sebastian Neeb and Elisa Strozyk on a series of re-purposed furniture sculptures during Design Miami this year. It’s exciting to see brands and artists now crossing between art and commerce.  – Samantha Fox

Images courtesy of Wallpaper* magazine.


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