by Derrick Stembridge in New Fashion on Wednesday 11 June 2008

It’s all about juxtaposition for the fashion duo Anzevino & Florence. With William Anzevino hailing from the East Coast and Richard Florence from West, they find inspiration in opposing forces. Who else could find commonality between Warhol and Thoreau? But they do so convincingly, distilling both down to the exaltation of the ordinary. The two artists met in 2000 and stumbled into fashion when they were commissioned by the Andy Warhol Museum to develop a line of t-shirts using his images. The line, which featured obscure Warhol paintings, film stills, and quotes created a sensation and propelled them to create their own brand, which was immediately picked up by such fashion heavyweights as Barney’s New York, Ron Herman, Lane Crawford in Hong Kong and Ships ltd in Japan.