December 1, 2008. New York based lingerie and loungewear brand Lola Haze and artist Charlotte Pinson have teamed up to create a capsule collection. The result of this dynamic collaboration: whimsical one-of-a-kind wearable art – and priced to suit the art aficionado on a budget.
The flowing silk charmeuse pieces incorporate Lola Haze’s aesthetic of modern luxury with a playful twist. Designer Laura Mehlinger’s soft structures give flowing form to the liquidy paintings, and her touches of sheer chiffon detailing compliment the delicacy of Pinson’s brush strokes.
Pinson has personalized these lively canvases with imaginative scapes of cranes, sparrows, and figures leaning in for a kiss. Her influences ranged from deco-oriental prints and Japanese kimonos to the lovers on the streets of New York.
Pinson’s hand-painted clothing ranges from her vibrant, eccentric and sometimes humorous one-of-a-kind t-shirts to her psychedelic hand-dyed scarves. The characters that come to life through her painting emit references to saints, ghosts, beasts, intricate textiles, sweeping landscapes and intimate portraiture.
Mehlinger says, “The element of visual surprise is an essential for Lola Haze’s seasonal intimates collections. I like to integrate playful juxtapositions within the structure of the garments, for example through colorblocking or hardware mixed with silk. Working with Charlotte has been an inspiring experience, and working with a surface artist creates a new element for bringing whimsy and surprise to Lola Haze. It’s also exciting to bring Lola Haze out of the boudoir and onto the street.”
Pinson adds, “I’m extremely pleased with the results of the collaboration. Each design and medium lends itself so well to the other. The end product is a beautiful and elegant garment that both of us took great pleasure in creating. The whole process was a labor of love.”