Thanks to & Other Stories can you the visual style of Shoplifter shopping in the form of clothing and accessories.
Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir – perfect, those Icelandic names – is better known to the public as a Shoplifter, her alter ego in the art world. Currently resides in new York, where she also her name Shoplifter closet. By a chance encounter with a stranger during her first months in New York. He tried her name, Hrafnhildur, as good and as evil as possible to speak. That resulted in a ‘Nice to meet you, Ss.hop…l.l..l.i.ft..there?’ Not quite, but still pretty tried. When it turned out that also other non-Icelanders her name impossible could not pronounce, remained Hrafnhildur imagine as a Shoplifter.
& Other Stories followed her and her work for quite some time and dreamed to have something to do with the visual art of Shoplifter. That dream they saw fulfilled. The spring is there with a lot of color and faux fur accessories. The co-lab foundation collection based on the most important creations from the twenty-year career of the artist.
“I wanted a colorful, playful, funny, and super comfortable collection. Surface and texture are the starting point, in combination with simple shapes that can easily be alternated and combined in function of your state of mind. All pieces from this collection can be combined with everything in your wardrobe have hanging up and pimp your outfit when you’re in the mood for a nice day to fall”, says Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir.
And opvallen you will with this collection. Bright colours, psychedelic prints and furry forms the red thread through the collection. The artist investigated for many years, the use and symbolism of hair and the visual and artistic possibilities. Shoplifter believes that its the ultimate thread is coming out of a body grows. Her is an original, creative tissue, offers people the chance to distinguish themselves as individuals, and is often a form of art. Her art has been exhibited in galleries and museums such as the MoMA in New York.
The co-lab foundation collection designed by Shoplifter is available from February 23 on stories.com.
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