Emerging Designer Series continues to drive inspiration
ATLANTA - March 21, 2012
AmericasMart is proud to feature Almeriane as part of the Emerging Designer Series for the April 2012 Atlanta Apparel Market which runs April 12-16, 2012.
“The Atlanta debut of this clothing line by Brave Arts Licensing is part of the ongoing effort to present leading-edge design stars who create memorable, wearable fashion that will inspire retailers and delight their customers,” says Lori Kisner, senior vice president of Apparel for AmericasMart.
With Los Angeles-based brand My Tribe, Innovative Business Group, Licensed by Brave Arts, introduces the Almeriane line of clothing inspired by her art. Each art-to-wear piece incorporates elements from one of her paintings, is monogrammed in gold by Almeriane and is tagged with a picture of the painting as well as the story behind the painting. Each piece is a work of art itself that will help drive sales by driving conversation and interest.
Her inspiration derived from growing up amidst the beauty of Andalusia, self-taught artist Almeriane fell in love with the landscapes of southern Spain. She draws on her personal history, mythology and symbolism for her paintings, both in oil and watercolor, merging those memories with a surreal Art-Nouveau Andaluz style. Almeriane's lush paintings express traditional ideas of male-female roles in unique tableaus before dramatic Spanish backgrounds and Moorish archways. Her subjects, partly glamorous, partly surreal, mythic figures, are reminiscent of Klimt, who also portrayed lovers wrapped in the gold and multicolored patterns of their passion. Almeriane's beautiful young subjects express human complexity in the faces which top their cloaks' collars.
Her paintings are on display in Spain, France, Italy and the United States. And her works have a place in the collections of the King of Spain and other famous collectors including The Baroness Thyssen, as well as in a featured collection at the Louvre in France.
For the U.S. market, Innovative Business Group licensed by Brave Arts Licensing, is pleased to launch the Almeriane new line of clothing to buyers at the Atlanta Apparel Market in April. The artist will be on hand for her line’s debut in the Ambrosia Showroom, as well as during a dedicated Daily Strut Runway Show on Saturday, April 14 at 5 p.m. She will be at a reception in the showroom following the runway show. Two of her lithographs will be among the items given away to celebrate the launch of her clothing line.
Atlanta Apparel Market takes place April 12-16, 2012, Thursday-Monday [Permanents: April 12-16, 2012, Thursday-Monday; Temporaries: April 12-15, 2012, Thursday-Sunday (temporaries closing at 3 p.m. on Sunday)]. For more information about Atlanta Apparel Market, visit www.AmericasMart.com/Apparel.