“She’s Got Wings,”
Collection by Laura Kimpton of High-End Fashion Pieces, Casual Wear and Accessories to Debut in Pop-Up Shop During Art Basel Miami Beach 2015
a collection of high-end fashion pieces, casual wear and accessories, in a pop-up shop at the SLS South Beach, 1701 Collins Avenue, during Art Basel Miami Beach 2015. Well known for her paintings, mixed-media installations and sculptures, Kimpton is expanding her creative output with the new clothing line. The pop-up shop will be located in a cabana by the main hotel pool from Tuesday, December 1-Sunday, December 6, 11:00 a.m-8:00 p.m. (Saturday, December 5, 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.) In addition, “Myths, Words and Fire,” an installation of Kimpton’s art will on view at the SLS during the entire month of December.
“She’s Got Wings is designed for the sophisticated, action oriented woman, not afraid to express herself,” says Kimpton. “I have dreamed about having a clothing line since I was a little girl. My designs are feminine - yet powerful and are inspired by my art."
Kimpton teamed up with designer JenJen Patten of Warrior Within Designs to create the hats, shirts, tops, pants, dresses, scarves, and pillows in the collection. Everything is hand cut and sewn with love in California. When possible, organic fabrics, recycled materials and sustainable suppliers are used. Kimpton, who lives in Fairfax, CA, is committed to staying local and to creating the smallest possible carbon footprint with the production process.
The pieces in the collection range in price from $35.00-$500.00.
About Laura Kimpton
Laura Kimpton is a California-based, American contemporary artist whose work consists of painting, mixed-media installations, and sculpture. Her creativity stems from a desire to question traditional views on social interaction, therefore invoking through her art a reaction from her viewers that ultimately completes her projects. She is continually exploring new mediums in her search for revelatory communication. Her raw and original work uses photography, found objects, televisions, paint, and resin - fusing objects of history to convey a very personal message.
Kimpton's foundation for this approach is a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The San Francisco Art Institute and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Her works have been exhibited throughout the United States, including solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Her accolades include that of being a six-time Honorarium Grant Recipient at Burning Man, as well as the creator of monumental works such as “Celtic Forest”. Laura Kimpton is best known for her Monumental Word Series. Her Monumental Word Sculptures have been purchased as permanent installations in Santa Rosa, CA, Arlington, TX, Reno, NV, Hong Kong, China, and soon in Miami Beach, FL.
Laura Kimpton currently works and resides in Marin County, CA. www.laurakimpton.com