Juan Carlos Obando has created a dramatic kimono-style, floor-length silk caftan for Wear LACMA: 50th Anniversary Edition.
Obando is a Los Angeles-based fashion and accessories designer who began his career as an Art and Creative Director for top advertising agencies. Known for his unassuming approach to eveningwear and his unique eye for color, Obando’s work reflects an understanding of the value of hand craftsmanship, tailoring, and traditional sewing techniques as a medium to express his vision through something handmade yet incredibly modern.
Obando used an image from LACMA’s historical photo archive, seen here, that shows the museum soon after it opened in 1965. The photo depicts a docent or a teacher with a group of students in the Ahmanson atrium.Wear LACMA: 50th Anniversary Edition: Wear LACMA is an art and fashion project featuring limited-edition pieces created by some of Los Angeles’s top designers and inspired by the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions. These one-of-a-kind fashion items will be sold at the LACMA stores and through Farfetch.com with all proceeds benefiting the museum. This project was created by LACMA’s Director’s Circle.
- 100% silk crepe de chine
- One size fits all
- Approximate length 48 in.