X-Girl has officially announced an upcoming collaboration alongside critically acclaimed photographer Shaniqwa Jarvis. The range follows up on the company’s Fall/Winter 2018 campaign featuring Noel Gallagher. The collection features a crew neck sweater, graphic T-shirt and a hand-dyed tote bag. The pieces shed light on Jarvis’ New York roots, which dates back to studying at Parsons in the late ’90s.
The capsule includes two of Jarvis’ favorite photographs, one is an autobiographical shot which she took while at Parsons. It reads, “Too May Rich People In New York.” The other image features an image of a young girl, similar to the shot on the cover of the photographer’s self-entitled photography book. The tote bags which round out the range were hand-dyed and screen printed by Jarvis herself.
In an official statement, Jarvis speaks about collaborating with X-Girl:
“I’ve always liked that X-Girl was started by strong women, and has consistently offered an alternative to a male-dominated street culture. I met the team earlier this year, and they asked me to create the collaboration with imagery that represents X-Girl. Wall writing is even more true today, and ties to my interpretation of X-girl as an OG New York brand. There’s a deliberate worn, almost vintage aesthetic.”
The collaboration will be available at Social Studies New York from November 16 through November 18. Additional items will be stocked at Andrew in Miami’s Design District during Art Basel. An online and in-store drop at X-Girl’s Japanese flagships will launch later this year. Stay tuned here as details emerge.
Social Studies New York
450 W 15th St
New York, NY 10011
10 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33132