The Lardiere Gallery in Ephraim merges art with fashion to create the new Lardiere Collection. This wearable art celebrates the playfulness of summers spent in Door County, with joyful colors reflected from the natural beauty of waters, sky, and sunshine. This collaboration between father and daughter, artist and graphic designer, Geoffrey and Brinley Lardiere, began at a family reunion in Door County last fall, when Geoffrey announced a desire to see the Lardiere Gallery carry forward to the next generation.
It was here that daughter Brinley’s love of fashion, design, and energy from her father’s art work grew from her vision, to a desire to expand Geoffrey’s artwork onto clothing and accessories. By bringing his art to life, the paintings can be enjoyed in a broader sense, beyond museum walls, corporate collections, a collector’s home, or one of his many Art in Public Places installations. The brand kicks off with a collection of vibrant, handsewn silk scarves using images from Geoffrey Lardiere’s original paintings. Their hope is for these timeless pieces to be passed on from generation to generation as a symbol of casual elegance.
Brinley studied abroad in a specialized European Graphics program, received a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Florida and studied Fashion Design at the Art Institute in Fort Lauderdale. Her current graphic design career has carried her throughout Florida and the Caribbean. She will be visiting Door County July 26 through August 2, and will be joining her Dad in the Lardiere Gallery that week. They both look forward to seeing gallery patrons there and sharing the new collection of Lardiere silk scarves.
The Lardiere Gallery, located at the first corner north of the Ephraim Public Beach on Highway 42 and Hidden Spring Road, is open weekdays from 1 – 6 pm and weekends from 11 am – 6 pm. For more information call 920.854.1885 or visit http://www.lardiere.com.