Kelly Beeman has been the third artist to collaborate with the luxury handbags brand, Onesixone. She is a fashion illustrator, who has already collaborated with Elie Saab, Loewe and J.W.Anderson.
Meeting Kelly Beeman
Kelly Beeman is a self-taught artist and fashion illustrator based in New York.
He has worked for numerous well-known brands such as Elie Saab, Tory Burch, Loewe and with J.W Anderson. And his work has been published in Vogue China, Vogue Korea, Marie Claire Italy, InStyle, Interview Magazine and Tokyo Number.
Although she is considered a shy person, she remains very active in social networks where she shows her works, inspiration and even her work place. Undoubtedly, a window to be able to enter its world and understand its delicate brushstrokes.
Her work and inspiration.
Her work are black and white outlines that portray a lively world composed of garments and objects of everyday life, where the main role is in the figures they represent, women wih an intense look and angular faces.
Beeman is interested in the relationship between fashion and culture, and is inspired by fashion as an aspect that is increasingly present in daily life. By "dressing" the characters in his paintings, she uses fashion as a tool to create personalities, stories and contexts, and explores the meaning of trends and personal appearance in modern culture.
Her connection and prominence in the world of fashion is increasingly obvious and essential, that is why her participation and own collection for Onesixone could not be missed.
Bags Beyond Kelly Beeman
Her inspiration for Onesixone is unique works of art that the illustrator especially created for the handbags. As she says, , "In my creation for ONESIXONE I was inspired by the idea of connection, approach and human conflict in a series of works in which fragments of faces, bodies and nature form an abstract representation of unity".
Although she currently lives in New York, in her collaboration with Onesixone, the artist enjoyed intense days of work and inspiration in Ubrique with the creative director of the brand, Adrián Salvador, to create what is currently available on the web as Bags Beyond Kelly Beeman. Bags Beyond Kelly Beeman.
Her own collection, in addition to containing the iconic bag of the brand, the Gaia, in two sizes, includes a completely different new model. The Gea model, which, like the other copies of the brand, enjoys its own meaning and harmony.
For this collection, the illustrator has represented her work in a completely new technique for the brand, the embroideries. a technique that also happens to have a powerful metaphoric significance; to be alive is to be interwoven with other living things.
In the Gaia Small model, two handbags are discovered in blue with black embroideries, and white with embroidery in this same tone, with metallic handles. The exquisites, the refinement in a bag. A work of art engraved on leather.
The Gaia bag in its larger version has been versioned in three different designs. The Nature and Face models stand out for their variety of blue tones and the presence of women and nature features that characterize the work of Kelly Beeman. And on the other hand, the spectacular Embroidered Nude, whose motif is in line with the values that make Onesixone a brand that supports the empowerment of today's women.
Finally, the new model, Gea, which follows the parameters marked by the golden ratio, with a geometric shape. Its design is completed with an additional chain in gold and leather inner lining. Kelly Beeman's illustrations have been translated into three different designs, including embroidery, which has already been the object of desire on the part of some real houses in the world.
To know more about Kelly Beeman´s work for Onesixone, each handbag includes a book of art that reflects her work and inspiration.