If you think Madewell is purely a destination for effortlessly cool jeans and t-shirts, think again. The brand recently partnered with three talented artists to create a new line of exclusive tees, bandanas, towels, and art prints, all featuring limited-edition designs. Plus, thanks for Framebridge, you can have any print you like custom framed, making this line ideal for any burgeoning gallery wall you may be curating.
Dubbed the Madewell in Residence series, the collection includes three mini lines from all of the artists involved in the project—Angela McKay of Ohkii Studio, Kit Agar, and Claire Nereim of Plant Planet. Each artist boasts her own unique style, but all of the works feature fun, colorful, chic designs that just feel like summer.
McKay's works include colorful natural landscapes which she explains are inspired by nature documentaries about Hawaii and the history of surfing. "I wanted to capture some of that wild and fragile nature," she notes.
For Agar, her designs were born of a love of both abstraction and portraiture, specifically focusing on women. "This collection is my interpretation of strong feminity," she tells Madewell. "I like to think of the pieces complementing each other like a group of best friends."
Finally, Nereim's collection features playful representations of tropical fruits, from pineapples to watermelons. "Since living in Los Angeles, I've become really excited about native Mexican fruits—many of which grow here in my own backyard," she shares. "Tropical fruits are so beautiful and show up often in the early European botanical illustrations I turn to for inspiration again and again," the artist continues.
Ahead, take a look at the framed prints and beach towels included in Madewell's first-ever artist series. You may just find that piece your blank walls have been waiting for.
This bright and cheery print comes from artist Claire Nereim. She describes the vibe of her pieces as "quiet, bright, and botanical," and we couldn't agree more.
Step up your beach towel game with a terry cloth piece featuring a design worthy of being hung on your walls. If the red palms remind you of Henri Matisse, you're not alone.
Inspired by the ever trending terrazzo design, this framed print is begging to be added to your gallery wall. The floating shapes are subtle, yet eye-catching.
What could be more fun than a petite pineapple print to adorn your walls? It's a simple piece brimming with cheerful, summer vibes.
This work from Ohkii Studio is clearly influenced by the jungles of Hawaii. Hang it in your home for a pop of color and a taste of island life.
This innovative print utilizes terrazzo-inspired shapes to create the abstracted face of a woman. It's completely fitting with Agar's aesthetic, which she describes as "dreamy, playful, and feminine."
This minimalist print features large palm leaves, clusters of bananas, watermelon, and coconuts on a muted pink backdrop. Toss it in your beach bag to instantly get into vacation mode. Then when you're done, hang it back on your wall.
A simple, yet striking print from Agar, this work illustrates another subtle representation of a female face. We love the way that simple shapes can depict a recognizable figure.
This whimsical print features delicate botanicals that seem to be floating in the breeze. The colors are soft and warm for an inviting look.
By now you'll surely recognize this fruity print as the work of Plant Planet. It displays red summer fruits on a white background with a single green leaf for contrast.
This abstract beach towel is comprised on simple shapes and light, relaxing hues that merely suggest the female form. Bring it with you for a day at the beach, the park, or poolside.
An extra-small framed print like this minimalist one is practically begging to be added to a chic gallery wall. It could also work in a small bathroom or home office space.
McKay characterizes the vibe of her prints as "colorful, expressive, detailed," and that perfectly describes this piece. Let it stand alone or display the framed print in a larger gallery wall as a part of your art collection.
This Plant Planet print features a yellow and green color scheme comprised of tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. It's just the thing to invite a pop of color to a blank wall.