French swimwear label Vilebrequin just revealed its brand new swimwear collection in collaboration with Swiss art publisher JRP Editions in an attempt to introduce a new group of artists to the public.
Curated by JRP Editions’ founder Lionel Bovier and titled “Artists’ Editions,” the capsule collection includes designs by John M Armleder, Sylvie Fleury, Kenny Scharf, and Mickalene Thomas, the last working alongside partner Racquel Chevremont on pieces that will arrive later this year.
This wide-ranging offering of swimsuits, ready-to-wear, and accessories brings together artists with radically different voices who share a common interest in how their work can translate to textile.
“We wanted to curate a collection that would allow us to explore as many voices and models as possible,” says Bovier.
“This meant bringing together artists with radically different approaches, united by a common thread: the power of their work, the clarity of their artistic language, and the integrity with which Vilebrequin handled their projects.”
Project: Vilebrequin x JRP Editions
Designers: John M Armleder, Sylvie Fleury, Kenny Scharf, and Mickalene Thomas
Manufacturer: Vilebrequin 1971