This Spring 2021, GUESS is collaborating with FriendsWithYou on an expansive collection of colorful silhouettes and fabrications. The capsule launched last May 26, 2021 at select GUESS retail stores and online at guess.com.ph GUESS has teamed up with global music superstar, J Balvin, to star in the GUESS x FriendsWithYou campaign.
FriendsWithYou is the fine art collective of Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III, in partnership since 2002 with the sole purpose of spreading the positive message of Magic, Luck, and Friendship™. Influenced by the simple perspective that happiness is found in everyday life, FriendsWithYou’s work is designed to be accessible to all. During the last eighteen years, FriendsWithYou has gained international recognition as a pioneer in the field of experiential art, actively working to spread the message of connectivity around the world, with a simple mission to become Friends-With-You.
“GUESS has joined forces with FriendsWithYou to spark a movement — an opportunity to shape our world to be a happy place, a place where everything is Friends-With-You,” says FriendsWithYou founders, Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III. “We believe that together we can create a peaceful and joyful world by celebrating our diversities and commonalities.”
GUESS admires the FriendsWithYou message of spreading positivity and happiness through its artwork and shares a like-minded approach by creative exploration through color and having fun with collections. FriendWithYou’s anime aesthetic from the lens of a high-end artist puts a unique twist on this capsule collection.
“At GUESS, we’re always looking to inspire our customers,” says Brand Partnerships Director, Nicolai Marciano. “We want our clothes to provoke a sense of celebration. We aim to get people excited not just about the product, but about their own creative expression and the fresh new perspectives of artists worldwide. This collection is a celebration of FriendsWithYou and the art they bring to the world.”
The capsule features an assortment of statement pieces for men and women, crafted with cool embellishments including embroidery and logos in vibrant colors. Cloud graphics are splashed throughout the collection and are a nod to light and serenity. The collection has a big emphasis on diversifying techniques and was designed to provide each piece a unique feel.
The women’s assortment features a selection of tees, a polo shirt and short sets with a textured terry cloth and cloud print as well as cropped hooded sweatshirts, puffer jackets with cloud hoods, tracksuits and a matching denim set. The color palette consists of rainbow colors in the form of red, orange, yellow, green and blue. The men’s collection mirrors the women’s bright color palette and features shirts, logo tees, hoodies and a matching denim set. Accessories including watches and backpacks are also part of the collection.