DEPT. OF CULTURE commissions artists to create original works, or curates existing work, which we then hand-embroider on luxury apparel. Each of our capsule collections are hand-numbered limited-editions

DEPT. OF CULTURE created two unique programs:

Artist’s in Residence are a carefully curated group of artisans who are commissioned by DEPT. OF CULTURE to create innovative and relevant pieces for each capsule collection.

Installation Artist’s program supports artists who will make a positive and impactful change within our community by creating original site-specific art installations.

Funds generated from each collection directly sponsor unique and meaningful art installations. DEPT. OF CULTURE’s most recent charitable Installation dramatically transformed The Rise School, a pre-school for developmentally challenged children. 




Italian-cotton, hand stitched and hand crafted. Limited edition capsule collections from 100-150 pieces per style, each hand-numbered with Artist's bio. Exclusive distribution to the finest global boutiques.

Founding Principles

  1. Commit to the highest quality artistry and materials.

  2. Collaborate and support innovative artists.

  3. Curate limited edition collections.

  4. Fund community based art installations.

Lisa Jennings

DEPT. OF CULTURE's Lisa Jennings, Creative Director, Founder and Philanthropic Advocate for Creative Spaces, spent 20 years in New York exploring dance, technology, art and fashion. Jennings now provides artists an alternative canvas through her innovative designing platform. "It's a philosophy of how art and clothes are perceived - showcasing ideas and visions through the artist's narrative without compromising the artist's vision."



The S/S '17 collection is available now. View the lookbook to learn more about the collection.