Alessandra Meskita to Use Work of Javier Gomez in New York Fashion Week Show
This week, noted New York based photographer Javier Gomez is taking the art out of the frame. On Sunday, Feb. 9 at Mercedes New York Fashion Week, internationally renowned Brazilian designer Alessandra Meskita will be using Javier's work as a major inspiration for her collection as the major part of her show at Lincoln Center.
"Alessandra and I have been trying to collaborate for a while," says Javier Gomez. "She loves my abstract work and I love her designs so it was an exciting creative project since we both love art and fashion."
For her upcoming show, the fashion designer is using five of Javier's abstract photos which were printed in the fabric to apply and actually use on several of the dresses, jackets and scarves to be featured in the collection on the runway.
In addition to Meskita's upcoming show at Fashion Week, Javier is also currently at work on curating a major art exhibition in conjunction with Kane Swener and Legends 10 who owns Intellectual property rights to world soccer legend Pelé, which will debut following the upcoming World Cup this summer in Brazil.
"It is the most ambitious global art project I have ever worked on and a very exciting challenge," he says. "The exhibition will highlight and feature world renowned artists such as Vik Muniz (Brazil), Lorenzo Quinn (London) among others that will create art inspired by Pelé. The exhibition will travel to different countries ending in Brazil to be shown to thousands of people following the World Cup." Legends 10 is partnering on the new exhibition for Pelé with the Halcyon Gallery in London.
The photographer is also currently working on an upcoming exhibition in Monaco this March with more exhibitions upcoming in Paris and Panama.
Javier is an artist who combines art, fashion, design and photography in his work. He has become an influencer in the art, fashion and design worlds.
Last year, Javier was subject of a major national television story on NY1 News television in connection with New York's Fashion Week: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-hsoPp2Y7g
Award winning NY1 News Anchor and fashion doyenne Cheryl Wills observed that: "Javier is a darling of the fashion industry and fashion designers keep an eye on his work when they need inspiration."
This past year, Javier has had major photography exhibitions of his work in New York, Seville, Madrid and two consecutive exhibitions in Paris. Following his first exhibition in Japan last year, Cassina announced a deal with Javier Gomez to sell his work.
Javier's work progression has taken him from model to photographer and now back to fashion collaborating with designers. The photographer came to New York City several years ago from Panama. Following a career as a model, he decided to be on the other side of the camera and interned with renowned fashion photographer Steven Klein. Javier's brilliant visual eye and talent as a photographer was immediately evident. He subsequently gave up a burgeoning career as a fashion photographer to focus instead on fine art photography. He is now one of the world's most highly regarded young artists. Two years ago, People Magazine referred to him as "acclaimed photographer Javier Gomez" and NetworkGlobalNews.TV called him "one of the most brilliant photographers of our time."