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threeASFOUR is an avant garde group who run a fashion label that was originally established in 1998 as ASFOUR.Since 2005 the New York City based label consists of three designers, Gabi Asfour, Angela Donhauser, and Adi Gil, who were originally a part of the designer group ASFOUR, Featuring the three designers, as well as designer Kai Khune. Khune later left the group to pursue his own label. The experimental designs produced by threeASFOUR have been purchased and displayed by several museums.
Adi, Ange and Gabi won the Ecco Domani Fashion Grant -given to innovative designers in the fashion industry- in 2001.Their work has been acquired by numerous prominent museums throughout the world. Because of their avant garde designs, and unique approach to presenting their work, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London acquired pieces for the exhibit "New York Fashion Now". threeASFOUR has been featured multiple times in special exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2005 works were displayed in the exhibit "Wild: Fashion Untamed" that presented "[...] an extensive exploration of man's ongoing obsession with animalism as expressed through clothing." Most recently, in 2008, the Metropolitan Museum of Art displayed works in the exhibit "Superheroes: Fashion and Body", stating threeASFOUR "[... has] gained [a] reputation for challenging the "beautiful people" aesthetic. The Costume Institute at Metropolitan Museum of Art has also acquired several pieces for their permanent collection. Their works have also been featured in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum located in New York, and Musee de la Mode et du Costume Galliera in Paris . threeASFOUR were also finalists in the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue Magazine fashion fund award that is given to next generation of American fashion designers. Notably, artist Björk claims to be their number 1 fan.
threeASFOUR collaborated with Kate Spade in 2005 on a collection of clothing and accessories, fusing two different approaches to design.In 2007 threeASFOUR collaborated with Gap on a limited edition of white poplin shirts.
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