Announcement: BD x RC Graphic Art Collaboration

By ARC Magazine Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 Categories: Reports, Updates

We are pleased to introduce the exciting new collaboration between fashion label Butch Diva & artist Robin Clare. Hailing from Jamaica, Sydney based artist, Robin Clare’s work is inspired by dancehall culture and the brilliant aesthetics of Jamaican party promotions. Her work explores the scope of imagery used throughout the decades since Jamaican music hit the world’s stage with references to outrageous party names, dance techniques and other elements of popular culture that have emerged from the scene. She has exhibited across Europe, North America and Sydney and works at the edge of the map between contemporary art and graphic design and produces zines, album art, fabric patterns and illustrations along side her painting practice.

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The Brooklyn-based fashion haus, founded in 2002, creates daring, empowering, show-stopping custom and ready-to-wear styles. BUTCH DIVA, also known as “Spandex and Chaos”, sets leading trends and has branded a name that embodies today’s leading females. ”Butch” expresses androgyny with a masculine aggression,  and “Diva” is still sexy, feminine, and in control. Founder Tiffany Rhodes joined the two concepts and stood confident behind her vision. The luxury spandex based company represents everything that is feminine & fun, utilizing hand-selected graphic prints that encourage women to express their individuality and embrace their curves! Over the years, BUTCH DIVA has been featured on Dancehall Queen Patra, Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim, K. Michelle, Kat Graham and more!

The BD x RC graphic art collaboration features a collection of 6 art posters inspired by the fabulous Butch Diva brand. Each poster is printed with a gloss finish in full colour, measuring 16″ x 20″. The collection features a range of 6 original designs by Robin Clare. Ranging from illustrations inspired by the 90′s pop-deco Butch Diva summer 2013 collection to full page patterns created with Robin’s signature dancehall inspired gyals in motion wearing classic Butch Diva creations.

Now available for purchased through the Butch Diva shop.

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ARC Inc. is a non-profit print and online publication and social platform launched in 2011. It seeks to fill a certain void by offering a critical space for contemporary artists to present their work while fostering and developing critical dialogues and opportunities for crucial points of exchange. ARC is an online and social space of interaction with a developed methodology of sharing information about contemporary practices, exhibitions, partnerships, and opportunities occurring in the Caribbean region and throughout its diasporas.