Since it was founded in 2001, RVCA (pronounced Ru-ka) has developed into one of the most design-forward brands in streetwear right now. Known for on running an ethical business, RVCA is big on drawing inspiration from the varied worlds of spots, music, and art to create their products.
This Spring, RVCA teams up with emerging artists as part of their Artist Network Program, to feature their artwork on pieces from the new collection. The Artist Network Program aims to showcase both talent and culture, because as RVCA puts it, “an artist is not someone who just paints a picture or writes a song, but someone who is dedicated to sharing with the world their life, emotions and soul through innovative and creative ideas.”
Check out some of the original works and artists who inspired the new collection. Which one of these are you feeling the most?
Artist: Kylea Borges
Born and raised in Cali, Kylea is a self taught fine artist, taking inspiration and skills from her education in textiles and design. In her current works for RCVA’s Spring 14′ Collection, she brings together her observations from nature and textiles, and filters them through the medium of geometric art. Now you can shop her exclusive designs and follow her on Instagram, too!
Artist: Benjamin Jeanjean
French artist Benjamin Jeanjean draws inspiration for his work by bringing to life surreal works of art that “only exist in our dreams.” Best known for experimenting with retro shapes, Ben is all about creating art that is deeply rooted in the surf and skateboard culture. Get to know Benjamin a little more through the video below and be sure to follow him on Instagram and check out more of his exclusives.
Artist: Melissa Grisancich
Based in Melbourne, Melissa is a young artist that is known for her breathtaking and original paintings. Her works of art speak for themselves so check out her creative works on her blog.