OBESITY + SPEED'S LYZ OLKO LAUNCHES A NEW LINE WITH CURVE
July 22, 2015 BY WATM STAFF
Lyz Olko, founder of Obesity + Speed and friend of Capsule, has a new project, reports WWD. Tomorrow, Olko will unveil a new eponymous collection of tees, sweatshirts, denim and army jackets, to be sold exclusively at Curve in New York and Los Angeles.
Olko tells the paper that the move was inspired by a return to her roots.
"It can be exhausting working so fast, season to season, and it started to overpower the creative process,” she said. “I think I just needed to walk away and have time to think and get inspired again. I wanted to go back to my original intentions, and my idea 10 years ago was to make each piece of clothing by hand.”
The collection for Curve will emphasize recycled materials, with each piece of the 15 styles handmade by Olko in New York. The collection will also include some men's pieces.
“It has a supercool downtown vibe which is missing in my soul at the moment,” Curve owner Nevena Borissova told WWD. “It was just the perfect fit: reworked vintage and army with cool graphics done by a passionate person. It will provide novelty, exclusivity and buy-now-wear-now at a brilliant price point.”