Agnona and Garage Magazine in partnership with Creative Growth
Agnona celebrates the start of its new partnership with Creative Growth, a Californian non-profit based in Oakland, with a special project in London in collaboration with Garage Magazine.
Inspired by the artistic production of the community, AGNONA crafted a limited edition White Cashmere cover with an embroidery of an artwork by Carrie Oyama.
As Agnona’s Creative Director Simon Holloway explains, the starting point of this limited-edition project is White Cashmere, here used as a sensuous blank page on which Oyama’s linework was embroidered and later integrated with hand-cut découpage of silk fabrics like crepe-de-chine and chiffon. The result is a coveted accessory that honors both the pioneering mission of Creative Growth and the inimitable prowess of Agnona.
Agnona’s special project with Carrie Oyama and Creative Growth is the latest chapter in a story of discovery, empathy, and technical virtuosity.
Founded in 1953, Agnona has long been a purveyor of the world’s finest fabrics, working in tandem with brands like Balenciaga and Dior. In 1978, Agnona began designing its own line. They later embarked on fruitful collaborations with local communities, including a partnership with the hand-weaving workshop of San Patrignano, which is dedicated to using craft to help those who are recovering from addiction.
ABOUT CREATIVE GROWTH ART CENTRE
Launched in 1974, Creative Growth has since become a beloved institution, and a refreshing alternative to the mainstream art world’s gatekeepers and unwritten rules. The non-profit hosts around 160 creatives, and is committed to supporting and promoting the work of artists with disabilities. Its mission is simple: Offer guidance, supplies, and a non-judgmental space for expression and experimentation.
Part of the proceeds from the sales of the White Cashmere cover will be donated to the Creative Growth Art Centre.