We have been following the self-initiated movement "Techism" started by New York based artist Krista Kim since the beginning. She currently exhibits in galleries and at art fairs globally in New York, Paris, Miami, Basel and Brussels, and is writing a book on the "Techism" that she hopes to have published next year. Recently she was approached by Lanvin creative director Olivier Lapidus to produce a collection based on her vivid digital artworks.
"Her digital images of LED lights informed the color palette of the clothes, which ranged from bold block colors to gradient effects on satiny coats and shimmering evening gowns. The latter were made from a specially developed silk Neoprene that conferred both structure and lightness." via WWD
Apart from this fashion debut Krista "works with teams of up to six technicians in the most advanced specialised Pleximuseum labs in New York City and Paris. To reproduce the effect of a LED screen, production is high cost and high risk, as some pieces have to go through three or four runs to achieve the desired level of perfection and quality. It took her two years of experimentation and research into the latest technology to find the labs that could accurately recreate the vibrancy and luminosity of the colors in her artworks from the screen to the large format on Pleximuseum she required, as they had never before used pigments to the same level as she had been using and certain colors cannot be produced. She is the only artist who uses this particular kind of technology in these materials, style and scale. Requiring from six months to a year to complete just one piece, sometimes up to two years, and two months for production, prices of her artworks range from €38,000 to €85,000" via Forbes