California‐native, London‐based curators Mariah Nielson and Fanny Singer have created Permanent Collection: a line of luxury clothing, accessories and objects based on historical and contemporary originals. Inspired by the principles that guide acquisitions at the world’s greatest museums, Permanent Collection offers pieces defined by timeless value, whose currency as art and design will endure.
Daughters of legendary Northern Californian artist J.B. Blunk and world-renowned chef Alice Waters, respectively, Mariah and Fanny met in London while studying design and art history at the Royal College of Art and the University of Cambridge. Mariah and Fanny recognized in each other a shared set of values, in relation to fashion and personal style, but also to how they approached design and art. Their graduate studies, and their curatorial experience at institutions including The Serpentine and Tate Modern, led them to the idea of applying curatorial rigor to the world of fashion and design. They began by selecting a group of historical designs they felt were elegant, minimal and versatile: the types of pieces they believed would become the staples of a personal “permanent collection.”
Permanent Collection offers understated yet indispensable clothing, accessories and design objects that will never go out of style.