The collection title Ex-Voto true to it’s Italian meaning “Votive”, is an homage to Yves Klein and an institutional critique on the collaborative process between artists and designers. A collaboration purely in spirit, the color palette draws from Klein’s own: blue, rose, and gold, and is synthesized with the modern simplicity of black and white. Referencing elements of both 1960s and contemporary fashion, Ex-Voto seeks to translate Klein’s minimalism into street-wear while commenting artist/designer partnerships. Contemporary sportswear sets up the art historical context and the apparel delineates Klein’s prevalent motifs and palette, and Reckelhoff’s own design aesthetic. Integrating messy performance into clean catwalk, the collection is a synthesis of art historical pursuits and artistic drive.