Art and fashion often go hand in hand, and the latest collaboration to prove how well matched they are is Henri Bendel x James Goldcrown. With the signature Henri Bendel brown and white stripes as a backdrop, artist Goldcrown's iconic Love Wall designs create a pop of color on a new line of limited-edition accessories.
The best part? 10 percent of the proceeds from the collaboration will benefit the Kind Campaign, which is a non-profit organization that works to bring awareness and put a stop to girl-on-girl bullying (of which most women have been both victims and perpetrators, even when we haven't realized it).
"More than ever before, we recognize the ability fashion has to be a powerful vehicle to spread positivity," say Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson, co-founders of the Kind Campaign. "A portion of each sale will go back to Kind Campaign's Free To Be Kind initiative, which provides free assemblies and curriculum to thousands of schools and communities across the world."
This isn't the first time Goldcrown and Henri Bendel have paired up to spread a meaningful message. In November 2016 (an extremely dark time for many of us, for obvious reasons), the store's locations featured the multi-colored heart art from his Love Walls in their holiday displays, according to Teen Vogue. Conveniently, Henri Bendel's NYC flagship store is directly across the street from Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, which made the collaboration even more powerful.
“After seeing such a positive reaction to James’ art in our stores this past holiday, we decided to take our relationship to the next level and add his signature artwork to some of our most iconic pieces,” says Henri Bendel creative director Pina Ferlisi.
Here's a look at the three accessories in the collab, which is available on Henri Bendel's website and in stores. And as a bonus, during the annual Bendel Bash from June 3 to June 10, shoppers can snag a Love Stripe Canvas Tote and a Love Stripe Water Bottle with their purchase.
1. Cosmetic Clutch
James Goldcrown Cosmetic Clutch, $128, Henri Bendel
This leather makeup bag makes a cute (and convenient) counter mainstay, whether you're traveling or at home.
2. Zip-Around Continental Wallet
Make a sweet statement every time you grab your wallet out of your bag.
3. Smartphone Crossbody
James Goldcrown XL Smartphone Crossbody, $118, Henri Bendel
Because sometimes, carrying your phone is just inconvenient.