Lately there have been more and more collaborations between fashion designers and visual artists, and the fairly new London-based online brand ARTEKL is no exception. The ethical urban-chic brand that creates functional, basic and versatile apparel has recently connected with graphic designer Paul Engeris to create a digitally printed collection of T-shirts.
ARTEKL aims to create staple garments that can easily be combined with different pieces of clothing to create a variety of looks. The brand uses luxury and innovative materials such as Modal, a type of rayon which is highly absorbent and resistant to shrinkage with a silk-like quality. In addition, the brand has become involved with various fashion bloggers that talk about their personal experience with one of ARTEKL’s current garments every week. This is a great way for customers to understand that although the collections might seem simple, there is a number of ways to create stylish and exciting looks with them.
For their latest and in fact first partnership, Paul Engeris created complex and surrealistic drawings that were inspired by mythology and then transferred onto ARTEKL’s printed T-shirts. The ‘rampant scribbles of a subversive subconscious’, as the artist describes himself, are entirely created by ink and are a result of his lucid imagination. This particular collaboration certainly adds an edge to ARTEKL’s products that can seem quite simple at first glance. Although the graphic scribbles only appear on men’s T-shirts, they can without difficulty be worn by women who like to add an effortlessly loose fit into their personal wardrobe.
This is just the beginning of the artistic journey that ARTEKL has embarked on, so we should absolutely be keeping an eye out for what might emerge next. Rumor has it that the result of their following collaboration should appear sometime around London’s next Fashion week, however it is advised to check their Facebook page regularly to stay up to date about their upcoming events around the city and online!
Images courtesy of artekl.com and paulengeris.com