This week, saw Jamie Preisz’ debut in the fashion industry. A warrior in not only his field but behind closed doors, 2018 saw the artist experience his most intense year yet. Starting with tragedy after losing his little sister to suicide, the Sydney local found strength and motivation to go on to win the Archibald prize as well as GQ Man of the Year as Breakthrough Artist. But the cherry on top for 2018 is his capsule collaboration with Bondi streetwear label, TEN PIECES.
First launched to industry creatives last week at Bondi’s crown jewel – the Bondi Icebergs – the collaborative threads hung from the ceiling and draped over the models, as the collection started to appear all over social media. With similar aesthetics and interests to Ten Pieces’ Maurice Terzini, it seems like the perfect fit, changing from canvas to clothing.
“Ten Pieces approached me and asked if I was interested and once we had a chat it seemed we had similar tastes and values regarding creativity,” Preisz told ICON.
The result has seen classic, oversized silhouettes from the Ten Pieces collection emblazoned with enigmatic paintings and still life interpretations. “I think it’s important that people decide their own meaning. With these prints now being on clothing the meaning is created by the person wearing them,” Preisz explained. “I want these images to be a vehicle for the self expression of others.”
Despite having a huge 2018, things seem to be ramping up in the upcoming year for the artist – with no plans of going slow. “Next year, I have an exciting new solo exhibition at Jerico Contemporary gallery and I will also be doing some work overseas. I am really interested in making some more short art films as well. I find the medium of film really satisfying.”
With t-shirts, shorts, coats and sleeveless hoodies on offer from the limited-edition capsule, you can cop the threads from a “guerrilla” pop-up store 97 Glenayr Avenue Bondi Beach until January. For more information, visit the Ten Pieces website here.
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