Hi StyleCeleb Fans, Just received a press release from trusted New York publicist Sydney Reising: VERSACE Rips off KESH x AMERICAN APPAREL. “It is unfortunate that we must announce that Los Angeles based visual artist KESH has fallen victim to plagiarism from fashion house Versace and plans to legally pursue the issue. Yesterday the artist discovered that the label has illegally duplicated her original artwork and is retailing a shirt for $650 at Selfridges.”
“Back in 2013, L.A.-based artistKesh debuted a capsule collection of graphic black-and-white clothing and accessories for American Apparel featuring a series of self-portraits by the artist printed on a selection of American Apparel’s classic styles. The collection was extremely well received and sold out almost instantly as a result of the support ranging from models such as CaraDelevingne and Jourdan Dunn (both were frequently seen in multiple pieces from the collaboration), to musicians like Jessie J and Wiz Khalifa, and K-POP stars2NE1 and G-Dragon…. it seemed everyone, everywhere, wasInstagramming Kesh’s signature self-portrait print for the global retailer. The capsule was sold in American Apparel flagship stores around the world, from Tokyo to Berlin to New York. The artist traveled the globe to celebrate in stores worldwide with fans as the collection debuted.
KESH is a Los Angeles based visual and digital artist. The London-native works with an array of mediums that integrate bold shapes and digital graphics with a monochromatic color scheme. KESH held her first independent show entitled ME.ME.ME in Los Angeles in winter of 2012 featuring 14 signed and framed 40×52 self portraits.
KESH has been featured in top tier publications including Elle, Cool Hunting, Vogue, i-D, LA Weekly, and WAD. The artist is known for her loyal fan base that includes Kayne West, Theophilus London, Jeremy Scott, Cara Delevingne, Azealia Banks and Prince.
The Original KESH x American Apparel
Sheer Jersey (100% Cotton) construction
Approximately 27” (69.22cm) in total length
Oversized Unisex Shirt
Retail Price: $50.00
To shop the limited edition #KESHxAmericanApparel collection online please visit:http://store.americanapparel.net/kesh-collection.html