“We want to work with contemporary Australian talent,” says designer Lucy Hinckfuss, who co-founded Bondi-born cult label Ten Pieces with charismatic Icebergs owner Maurice Terzani, of their bold new collaboration with Archibald winner Jamie Preisz.
Preisz, whose portrait of iconic rocker Jimmy Barnes won the Archibald’s Packing Room Prize when he entered for the first time in 2018, has allowed two of his signature-look artworks to be put to fabric for a limited edition capsule collection.
“Jamie’s art is cool and fresh and translates well into fashion,” Hinckfuss told GRAZIA of the 28-year-old creative who studied at Sydney’s College of Fine Art. “He’s got great style and is a gentleman. From the moment we began a conversation about the collaboration his positive attitude confirmed it was a good match.”
“[We have] the same sense of juxtaposition,” she continued of their shared aesthetic.
“Hard and soft, classic and cool, pretty and punk.”
The collection, which is available now at the brand’s Guerrilla Pop-Up store in Glenayr Avenue at Bondi Beach, features gender neutral tees, collared shirts, sleeveless hoodies and tote bags. Little surprise the Terzani chose his celebrity hotspot Icebergs restaurant as the venue for the collection’s official launch.
“I made two paintings to be used as prints on the pieces,” the artist, a regular in Sydney’s fashion and creative scenes and partner to stylist and fellow artist Kitty Callaghan, told GRAZIA on the day.
“One, a hand holding a banana is in my contemporary realist style but is a nod to Andy Warhol’s cover for the Velvet Underground, one of my earliest favourite artworks. The other [artwork] is a skull being held, an icon in aesthetic that seems to somehow be adopted by generation after generation of subculture.”
To Preisz, an obvious deep-thinker, the connection between fashion and art is historic.
“Art and fashion intersect in that they both are a creative process, often influenced by visual aesthetic and form. I think when I see an artist like Robert Mapplethorpe or Rodin, their use of fabric accentuates the human form and it’s easy to make links to fashion in that way.
“Also from the other side, fashion is another medium for people to express themselves and a garment – and how it’s worn – can send a message.”
Click here for more details on the Jamie Preisz x Ten Pieces collection, available now from the pop-store at 97 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi.
More of the collection at its Bondi Beach launch event