The slow fashion brand and the lipstick artist

Capsule collection capturing hope and creative sustainability

Akvilė Les, London based fashion artist and illustrator, has collaborated with New York based slow fashion brand PAOM to launch a capsule line, inspired by post-pandemic optimism, change, and the new world.

How did the collaboration come about?

Akvilė Les x PAOM collection is full of urban and streetwear silhouettes, featuring unisex T-Shirts, women’s swimwear, and accessories including scarfs, bandanas, and canvas bags. Akvilė, who is known for exploring reducing waste and creative sustainability by incorporating unused and expired lipstick tubes in her paintings, says that the inspiration for the collection stems from post-pandemic optimism, change, and the new world.

White, gold, and lipstick shades including pink, burgundy and plum make up the colour palette. Capturing playful, classy with edge style that’s shaped by growing up in the city, Akvilė Les x PAOM collection is full of signs. Hand-painted bees, crowns, candy cones, flowers, and eyes delve into symbolism and reinforce the values of community, trust, intelligence, rebirth, and joy.

Since the collection was launched during the lockdown, all the editorial images were illustrated by the artist.

Will the project continue beyond COVID-19 lockdown?


How was the project funded


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Response to need
Response to COVID-19
The 'big' idea
Social impact
Delivery of Project
Combination of skill sets
Combination of participants
Volunteer support
Existing relationships
Available funding