[Interview] with Emily Y., the Artist Behind the SHBA MOVEMENT Acid Washed Urban Flux Tee Design

Every piece of clothing tells a story, and at SHBA MOVEMENT, we believe in intertwining that narrative with artistry. Our recent collaboration with the talented Emily Y. has brought forth a design that’s both contemporary and timeless, capturing the essence of urban life through strokes inspired by one of the most iconic artworks of all time - Van Gogh's "Starry Night". We sat down with Emily to delve deeper into the inspiration and the story behind the captivating design on our latest Urban Flux Acid-Washed Tee.

Kevin M.: Emily, it's an honor to have you here today. Your design on the back of the SHBA MOVEMENT Acid Washed Urban Flux Tee is truly captivating. Can you tell us a little about your inspiration?

Emily Y.: Thank you! I've always been fascinated by the emotional depth in Van Gogh's "Starry Night". The swirling lines, the passionate strokes, the raw energy - it speaks volumes. I wanted to capture that same essence in my design, melding it with the modern aesthetics of urban wear.

Kevin M.: The emphasis on lines in your artwork is hard to miss. Was this a conscious decision influenced by "Starry Night"?

Emily Y.: Absolutely. Van Gogh's use of lines, especially in "Starry Night", conveys movement, emotion, and a kind of tumultuous beauty. In the Urban Flux Tee design, I wanted those lines to represent the dynamism and unpredictability of urban life.

Kevin M.: How was the experience of collaborating with SHBA MOVEMENT for this design?

Emily Y.: It was incredible. SHBA MOVEMENT is about more than just clothing; it's a lifestyle, a statement. Their vision aligned perfectly with my artistic sensibilities, and together, we were able to create something both unique and resonant.

Kevin M.: For those who wear the Acid Washed Urban Flux Tee, what do you hope they feel or take away from your design?

Emily Y.: Beyond the aesthetic appeal, I hope wearers feel a connection – to the art, to the urban rhythm, and to themselves. I'd love for them to see the tee as a canvas that tells a story, their story, intertwined with the timeless allure of masterpieces like "Starry Night".

Kevin M.: Emily, it's been a pleasure talking with you. Your passion is palpable, and we're excited to see more collaborations with SHBA MOVEMENT in the future. Any parting words for our readers?

Emily Y.: Just a big thank you to everyone supporting art in all its forms. Wear your Urban Flux Tee with pride, and remember, every line, every stroke, carries a piece of a story – a dance between the past and the present. One last thing I also design cool pins! You can see my work here: https://www.instagram.com/fifthelementpins/

The fusion of art and fashion is a journey, one that we at SHBA MOVEMENT are proud to embark upon with artists like Emily Y. Our Acid Washed Urban Flux Tee is more than just a garment; it’s a testament to the power of collaboration and the stories that can be told when creativity knows no bounds. As you don the tee, remember that you’re not just wearing a design, but a piece of art, rich in history and modern relevance. Stay tuned to our blog for more behind-the-scenes glimpses into our brand's collaborations and inspirations. Wear the story, embrace the movement.

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