Some artists need solitude and silence in order to create; some need the creative spark that comes from collaborating with like-minded souls.
Pretty Glam Special, an L.A.-based artists’ fashion collective that recently released its first underwear line, follows the second path. Anyone with a taste for original, wearable art pieces will appreciate what they’re up to.
PGS doesn’t have a CEO, a president or even a boss. Instead, the guiding light behind the project is Rachael McCrary, who calls herself the company’s curator. With 20 years experience in the fashion industry (including design work for some prominent lingerie brands), her job is to bring artists into the PGS fold to turn their visions into fashion pieces.
“We all have a passion for creating beautiful things,” Rachael said. Pretty Glam Special apparel collections, she added, are aimed at “wanderlusters, lovers of life, free spirits, fabric snobs and fashionistas who want some really great pieces made by true artists.”
The first PGS lingerie offering will find an eager audience among the fangirls who follow the artist/model Radeo Suicide, a familiar figure in the big alt-culture underground.
Radeo (above) worked with Rachael to create three unique panty designs that reference her personal tastes: the Desert hipster; the Knotbot bikini; and the space-themed Galaxy bikini (shown above). All are offered in limited editions, with numbered hangtags.
Other artists in the PGS fold at launch time were Zen teacher and author Brad Warner; renowned NYC graffiti artist Miguel (‘Mist’) Paredes; and mixed media artist Wendy Ortiz.
The Pretty Glam Special webshop currently offers a selection of silkscreened vintage tanks and tees featuring original prints from its member artists, as well as Radeo’s panty collection.
More works are currently in production, and PGS expects to bring another five artists into its boutique operation soon.
A pop-up shop is planned for this spring; in the meantime, keep a watch on their webshop for new arrivals.
Here’s a few more images from Pretty Glam Special‘s first lookbook, featuring some gorgeous tatted models in their spiffy new undies.
A product sample was provided to Lingerie Talk for this article.