"What's really resonating with us right now is real people who are doing great and extraordinary things that inspire us in our everyday lives. It's powerfully impactful—being a company that is so focused on people—and so, this fall, we wanted to highlight our friends and friends of friends we admire. We asked everyone to get together, and my old friends Max and Clara—who are now married and have a baby—took honest photos and even more honest videos of everyone. And that's our ad campaign for the season."
—Olivia Kim, VP of Creative Projects
Creative Growth Art Center provides studio space, representation, instruction and opportunity for personal expression to adult artists with mental, developmental or physical disabilities. Artists from the center exhibit in museums and esteemed collections worldwide.
Elizabeth Rangel is a self-taught artist and designer who works in textiles and fashion.
Tom di Maria is the director of Creative Growth Art Center.
William Scott is a self-taught artist whose work appears in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Oakland Museum of California.
Marc and Ian Hundley are artists and twin brothers. Marc creates text-based posters incorporating references to literature, lyrics and film; he also makes furniture. Ian constructs colorful, large-scale quilts based on topographic maps.
Max Farago is a photographer whose work has been exhibited at New York's Canada Gallery, London's Jonathan Viner Gallery and The Future of the Photography Museum at Foam in Amsterdam. His commissioned features and portraits have appeared in Vogue Paris, Purple Magazine, the New Yorker, the New York Times and elsewhere. Max lives and works in Los Angeles with his wife, Clara Cullen, and their daughter, Alma.
Director Clara Cullen works in a range of mediums, including interactive video, GIFs, games, theater and film. She explores new ways of displaying moving images using new technologies and the internet as her primary platform. Clara lives and works between New York and Los Angeles.
Camryn Taylor, Lourdes Taylor, Nia Parker and Nia Lyons are classically trained ballerinas and the most senior dancers at the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center. The Hiplets have appeared in a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Show, TEDxSanFrancisco, the New York Times and CNN. Their YouTube videos have gathered over hundreds of thousands of views.
Conceived by Homer Hans Bryant, the artistic director and founder of the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center, hiplet (pronounced "hip-lay") showcases dancers en pointe as they contort, strut and dip around the floor, interplaying hip-hop movements with classical styles.
French-born Londoner Hayett McCarthy was a dog-groomer, record-label intern, bartender and sandwich-board carrier before breaking out as a model for Hermès, ACNE Studios, Burberry, COACH and Vetements, among many others.
Actress and television journalist Hailey Gates hosts the VICELAND series States of Undress, in which she explores geopolitics through the lens of fashion. Her work takes her into the world's conflict zones for international fashion weeks.
Twenty-three-year-old Seattle native Ebonee Davis is a model and activist advocating for more diversity in the fashion industry. In a TED Talk, she discussed her path to self-acceptance and her case for creating positive, inclusive imagery.
Saam Emme and Vejas Kruszewski are the creative team behind the label Vejas. Their designs redefine conventional streetwear, breaking borders and blending youth culture with studious fashion history. Vejas was awarded the LVMH Special Prize in 2016.
Contemporary art curator Angela Goding has a formidable reputation in the New York art world for her instincts and distinct fashion sense. (She described her signature hair style as "Hare Krishna meets ninja warrior.")
Twenty-nine-year-old painter, sculptor and model Jane Moseley was born and raised in L.A. and studied art at Bard College. She spent six years in New York resisting the lure of the modeling industry, then became a fashion sensation after walking in Balenciaga's fall 2016 show. She has a collection of horror-movie-inspired tattoos, and a dog, five cats, a lizard, a hedgehog and two pet rats.