Akvilė Les, London based fashion artist and illustrator, has collaborated with New York based slow fashion brand PAOM to launch a capsule line. The collection is full of urban and streetwear silhouettes, featuring unisex T-Shirts, women's swimwear, and accessories including scarfs, bandanas, and canvas bags. Akvilė, who is known for exploring reducing waste and creative sustainability by incorporating unused and expired lipstick tubes in her paintings, says that the inspiration for the collection stems from post-pandemic optimism, change, and the new world.
White, gold, and lipstick shades including pink, burgundy and plum make up the colour palette. Capturing playful, classy with edge style that's shaped by growing up in the city, Akvilė Les x PAOM collection is full of signs. Hand-painted bees, crowns, candy cones, flowers, and eyes delve into symbolism and reinforce the values of community, trust, intelligence, rebirth, and joy.
Her process is influenced by modern aesthetics, pop culture, and her background in fashion and interiors. Akvilė's practice expands into contemporary paintings and illustrations for renowned global brands, including Moët & Chandon, Lipton, Selfridges & Co, Kiko Milano, and Philips.