In the art and fashion worlds, collaborations have become kingmakers. They can make an artist or brand a household name, and over the past few years, it seems you can’t read an artist’s name without seeing an “x” and a big brand next to it. But even though brands and artists are partnering more quickly and frequently than the members of a management consulting firm’s tent at Burning Man, there are still many more potential collaborations that would bear fantastic fruit. It’s that fruit, after all, that puts owning a Koons [pencil pouch] or a Basquiat [T-shirt] within reach for most of us. You know what they say: no brand is an island.
We imagined what would happened if some of our favorite artists teamed up with some of the biggest names in fashion. Here are Artist and Brand Collaborations We Wish Would Happen.