It's a local meeting of the minds for the latest art-centric collaboration to come out of L.A. THVM ( which means This Here Very Moment and has fans in Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Miranda Kerr) and Left Coast artist William Lemon III (whose skin-printing talents have adorned the likes of Lady Gaga) have partnered on an exclusive new range of electric prints, available exclusively at Los Feliz's modernly avant-garde Weltenbuerger boutique.
"We wanted to create a collaboration that is intrinsically about our community and geography," THVM founder Brian Kim said of what compelled him and partner Olga Nazarova to create the limited-edition pieces. A longtime friend and fan of THVM, Lemon had handprinted his own THVM pairs, deeming them "the perfect jeans for skating in," and thus the current collection took shape.
The one style of unisex, slouch skinny jeans marries a unique fit and brilliant prints. Available in two custom graphics, Lemon applied each print by hand in a custom process. Treating each garment like a work of art, their approach entailed layering each print on top of each other to ensure one-of-a-kind detail. Complementing the denim are a unisex long tunic button-up, which comes in two new-edition prints.
"The print on the jeans embody the environment in Los Angeles," Kim said -- fittingly -- of the inspiration. "From the lush topography in contrast with the adornment of the city's gilded age of Hollywood." Perhaps, then, there's no better place than Los Feliz's eclectic Weltenbuerger to showcase the wares -- perfectly poised with Hollywood to the West and the mountains in plain sight.
THVM x William Lemon III denim, $190-$260, available exclusively at Weltenbuerger, 1764 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles. 323-300-5990. weltenbuerger.org.