At the recent New York Design Week, an unlikely pairing collaborated in a unique celebration of American craft and heritage.
Raleigh Denim and Bernhardt Design, both North Carolina based manufacturers with strong historical ties to the local people and the region, staged an exhibition "America Made Me", that proudly brought to the fore, the art of manufacturing to exacting standards - honouring the handmade process that has been lost in much of North Americas homeland industry.
The design concept for the collaboration between fashion designers Sarah and Victor Lytvinenko and artist Jephson Robb was to reveal how one creative field could influence and inform another. The result was Robb's walnut and bronze sculpture: "Clothes Horse".
The interaction between the handmade clothing and the evocative display stand conveys the confluence of the two quite different creative skill sets into something that is beautiful and quite complementary.