A follower of "dripping" in the style of Jackson Pollock, NKH's inspiration for contemporary art comes from various sources, including Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Salvador Dali, Banksy, Marcel Duchamp, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, and many others.
The artist NKH enjoys satirizing the world of fashion and art through a mischievous and offbeat approach.
Influenced by the movements of abstract expressionism, pop art, and conceptual art, the artist boldly explores the different painting techniques that give a particular dynamic to the clothes.
Created in NKH's workshop in the south of France, the painting techniques are never the same, which makes each item truly unique.
The NKH artist .
Passionate about the world of fashion and contemporary art, the French artist operating under the pseudonym NKH brings a decidedly new and bold touch to fashion.
NKH has been immersed in the world of fashion and contemporary art since childhood.
Although he initially pursued a degree in law, his creative spirit eventually prevailed. An artist at heart, he quickly felt the need to externalize his creativity through the creation of an art-to-wear collection with a strong and innovative concept.
The artist NKH believes that ready-to-wear pieces, traditionally standardized and mass-produced, should be erected as full-fledged works of art.
Art should not be just a static object in a museum; it should be able to live and be worn to be admired by all.
Thus, clothing proves to be a preferred medium, particularly suited to the artist's approach.
The artist revisits timeless pieces from the male and female wardrobe (such as t-shirts, sneakers, handbags, jeans, etc.) and transcribes his emotions onto these pieces like a blank canvas. He reinterprets these fashion standards as true works of art that gain value over time.
The workshop .
Artist NKH, accompanied by his assistants, designs his art-to-wear collection in the NKH workshop located on the French Riviera. Using natural pigments and vegetable resins, the mixtures used give the paint a thick and flexible texture with a waterproof treatment.
A layer of special varnish is added to protect and ensure a natural shine to the pigments. Thanks to a patented process, the paint impregnates the garment while giving it extreme flexibility.
Thus, the paint follows the movements of the body and the garment without the risk of cracking so that the garment adapts to the body without becoming a constraint.
Like a jewel, some very exclusive pieces are also adorned with prestigious Swarovski crystals that give the garment a unique and flamboyant effect.
The NKH workshop also offers a bespoke service that allows its most loyal customers to acquire a completely personalized unique piece.
Each stage of creation is supervised by artist NKH in the eponymous workshop located in the south of France.
The works are thus meticulously crafted and take many hours of work, so that a part of the artist's soul is present on each art garment.
Borrowing from the codes of contemporary art, the art-to-wear pieces from the NKH workshop are signed and delivered with a numbered certificate of authenticity and packaged in a luxurious presentation box.
Thus, like masterpieces, NKH clothing and accessories are true works of art that gain value over time.
All pieces from the NKH workshop are unique and the models are highly limited. The art-to-wear collection is sold in small quantities in carefully selected art galleries and boutique stores, in line with the artistic and premium positioning of the NKH Paris collection.
In 2020, the artist also opened his own boutique and showroom in the prestigious Place des Victoires district in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. Additionally, the NKH Paris collection is also presented in preview in pop-up stores and private exhibitions, especially during Fashion Week in Paris, Milan, London, and Florence.
Each season, the NKH Paris collection is showcased at the best fashion trade shows (such as Tranoï, Pitti Uomo, Who's Next, etc.) to meet with stores and concept stores from all over the world where the brand will be distributed.
Numerous celebrities from the fashion, television, and media world recognize themselves in the original, exclusive, and offbeat universe of artist NKH and trust in his creativity to make custom outfits for private and media events (concert outfits, TV shows, Fashion Week, etc.).
You can follow the different partnerships and news from the NKH Paris brand directly on the official Instagram account: @NKH_Paris.