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ITEM m6 x Women Artists project with the 'Earthy Delight' work by ANDREA WAN c/o COSMOPOLA and further 'Inevitable Growth' illustrations, entwining floral elements and hands

As part of the ITEM m6 x Women Artists project, the luxury bodywear label teamed up with female artists to interpret the brand message 'Women Loving'. We present you the interpretation by illustrator ANDREA WAN c/o COSMOPOLA.

“I wanted to create a piece that embraces femininity and its depth through botanical elements, and to celebrate our innate relationship with nature. The orchid is my favorite flower, and it’s a classic symbol of the feminine, like in the paintings of George O’Keefe. I integrated the color pink, as well as slightly different skin tones in this piece. I think sensuality is a big theme from some of these hands and flower pieces I’ve been doing. It kind of creates an imagined sanctuary for women to feel safe in their body and explore their sensuality,” the artist tells us.

On the project website, participating artists are presented with an interview.

What does 'Women Loving' mean for you? “'Women Loving' means celebrating women purely as ourselves, free and wild, and as mutable as we choose to be. It's about acknowledging that women cannot be confined or limited to a certain fixed set of aesthetic standards, roles, or ways of expression – all archetypes have to be honored, as women can lead from a place of true connection. We have to free ourselves and empower each other to be freed.”

How do you show that in your art piece for ITEM m6? “I wanted to create a piece that embraces femininity and its depth through botanical elements, and to celebrate our innate relationship with nature.”

What is your vision for women in the art scene? “I hope that the art world can be more aware of the prejudice that is built into the system and start giving more value to the work of female artists. Women hold the power of connecting with the earth and nature and channeling that into art with unique sensibility. I hope to see more female artists being represented in the art scene, especially those within minority groups.”

Bodywear from ITEM m6 is developed by women for women. The designs celebrate the female body: always supporting, never constricting. The greatest goal: to develop pieces you love to wear every day – with just the right shape level for a great look and an even more confident and beautiful feeling. We aspire to a contemporary image of women with bodywear from ITEM m6 'Women Loving'.

When Andrea Wan (@andrea_wan) was ten-years-old, she moved from Hong Kong to Vancouver, Canada, with her parents. She later studied Design und Illustration in Denmark, after which she worked as a visual artist for several years in Berlin. Her art is enriched by a steady flow of new impressions gathered along her way. Andrea enjoys working with ink and watercolors on paper. The pieces in her 'Inevitable Growth' series are floral elements entwined with hands. Here on GoSee, we present you a selection of further intricate illustrations from the series – and further inspiring illustrations by Andrea can be seen via COSMOPOLA.
28.07.2021 show complete article

 

ITEM m6 x Women Artists project with fashion collage animations by Chantal CADUFF c/o COSMOPOLA for the luxury bodywear label

Born in Switzerland, Chantal CADUFF c/o COSMOPOLITAN is a GIF designer known for her extraordinary fashion collage animations. For Chanel too, she has already created one of her brightly colored animations. For the project of luxury bodywear label ITEM m6 x Women Artists, she realized loud and colorful animations. “German bodywear brand @item_m6 asked me and other female artists like @andrea_wan to interpret their brand message 💗Women Loving💗. I loved working with them, and I am in love with my new Power Pants!”

On the website of the project, all artists are presented with an interview, and here is an excerpt :

What does 'Women Loving' mean to you? “Every woman is different than others, and it's precisely this otherness which needs to be celebrated. No woman should ever feel that her gender limits her from expressing herself freely or doing what she truly wants to do. For me, celebrating women means to give them a voice to express their thoughts and ideas, to provide them with a platform to show off their unique talents and to encourage them to be unapologetically themselves.”

What is your vision for women in the art scene? “I want women to feel free of norms and expectations and be more confident in who they are as an artist and as a person. I want women to be celebrated and respected for their unique styles, ideas and ways of expressing themselves – not based on gender, but on their creativity.”

In addition, we present you several fashion GIFs by Chantal, and much more is available via COSMOPOLA.
28.07.2021 show complete article

 

‘Dogs - intimate portraits’ by fashion & fine art photographer Benjamin HAMPSON c/o COSMOPOLA on GoSee

Besides his commissioned work as a fashion photographer and editorials for international fashion magazines, Benjamin HAMPSON c/o COSMOPOLA loves to work with dogs in front of the camera. We present you several of his portraits here on GoSee. In 2019, his exhibition ‘Inbetween Stars’ was on display at M&C Saatchi.

Benjamin was born in North London in 1988. With his documentary approach to photography and large-scale, hand-printing technique, his work has been exhibited internationally at several major institutions including M&C Saatchi, and he has also lectured live at Central St. Martins. His work covers a broad range – from advertising commissions to editorial and commercial projects, all with one objective in common: empowering others with the artistic narratives he creates.
17.03.2021 show complete article