FOXYLAB NYC presents "AWAKEN" collection by Edward Acosta

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The New York-based creative laboratory FOXYLAB NEW YORK launches a new unisex collection AWAKEN, created in collaboration with contemporary artist Edward Acosta.

AWAKEN — is a limited edition collection, inspired by Acosta’s glorification of romanticism between dreams and reality. The artist used light and dark tones as a fashionable juxtaposition. He tended to highlight a beautiful balance of dream, as a state, while also incorporating a vivid color, as a metaphor for taking action in the present reality.

The collection includes several oversized t-shirts, a pullover, a hoodie, and a golf shirt with high collar. FXLB pursues sustainable approach in production, which is why most pieces are produced from organic cotton in Turkey. The embellishment - the vynal heat transferred stripes - is completed by hand in Acosta’s studio in New York. Other materials used for collection are spandex and scuba cotton mixed with polyester.

Edward Acosta, 1982, is a Latin American visual artist, based in New York City. Acosta has always been intrigued by art and fashion design, and alternates his creation process with both. Inspired by Pop Art, Street Art, Graffiti & Abstract Expressionism, Acosta works with an array of techniques and bold styles. He is driven to push his own boundaries in effort to personalize his brand.

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FOXYLAB NEW YORK is a creative laboratory that introduces art into fashion. Focused on creating urban streetwear fashion, the brand’s main mission is to support street artists and make real art wearable, while putting sustainability at the center of the production.

Several times per year, the brand releases collections created in unique collaborations with street artists. Each piece is branded with a garment tag with an original artist’s signature, a name, and a description of a collection. The tag is located on the inside of each piece in a way, that only its part with a signature of an artists is visible on the outside. The garment tag is associated with a signature that every artist marks the own painting with.

The brand’s urban aesthetic is presented through relaxed oversized silhouettes, reflecting a street culture attitude. The basic collection pieces include t-shirts, hoodies, and pullovers, made of organic cotton blended with spandex and scuba cotton blended with polyester. The art-finishings are all executed uniquely by hand and exclusively for FOXYLAB NEW YORK. Focusing on sustainability aspect, the brand produces high quality pieces that stay in good condition after many washes and wears. All FXLB items are limited edition.

FXLB’s permanent dresses line ETERNAL BEAUTY is based on upcycling concept and conscious use of resources in fashion. All pieces are created in a way where the bottom of a vintage dress is attached to a top created by FXLB. Constantly searching for good quality vintage items, FXLB never stops creating new one-of-a-kind dresses. Such solution helps to significantly minimize production waste and decrease the impact of environmental pollution.

The founder and creative director of FXLB Oxana De Castro believes art and fashion to exist as one. Her main idea is to erase boundaries between them. She provides her customers with a non-verbal voice and helps to show who they are through boundless expressions of art. Encouraged by traveling and getting acquainted with new cultures and people, as well, as constantly establishing connection with inner-self, Oxana empowers her audience to feel free and have no limitations to self-expression.



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