Wednesday, October 1, 2014

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

John Varvatos, Spring Street, Soho

#PeaceRocks as civil unrest plagues piecemeal pockets of our planet. Honoring the International Day of Peace (September 22nd), John Varvatos stacks his Soho store windows with signs of spirited serenity. Popping peace signs, Ringo Starr and his photographed friends encourage the public to Snap, Post and Share a selfie with hashtag #peacerocks. For each tag, John Varvatos will donate $1 to the Ringo Starr Peace & Love Fund. More photos and my #peacerocks selfie after the jump… (won't you share yours?)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

ERIK JONES X UNITED NUDE

 Erik Jones paintings on display at United Nude, Noho

Painted lines and architectural geometry mingle amongst sculpted shoes in Noho this week. With an opening reception on Friday September 26th, Axcess Art presents Erik Jones at Rem D. Koolhaas' United Nude. Carefully pairing Jones' paintings with UN's collection of colorful favorites, the translated symmetry between art and archetype are mirrored in both mediums' art and artistic vision. The paintings will be on display at 25 Bond Street until Thursday, October 2nd. More photos after the jump.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

 Bergdorf Goodman 57th Street windows

A day into Fall, style takes a turn towards brisk tranquility. Fur trimmed fashions and forlorn palettes favor comfort over cost. While many await season premieres of serial TV, I'm excited for the stylish sweats upcoming in Uniqlo's partnership with Alexandre Plokhov (Helmut Lang designer). This week's windows on Fifth Ave showcase the view outside--suits and shawls strewn with signs of serenity and silhouettes of bare branches. Strike up a good look and showcase it with a #selfie!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Dance & Fashion @ FIT

Dance & Fashion exhibit space [photo by Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com]

Where ballet and Balenciaga unite, dancers float with matchless grace as ambassadors of both their craft and the clothes they display. Blurring the lines between classical and contemporary, movement adds a new dimension of elegance to an otherwise static application of creativity. In salute of dancewear and dance-inspired fashion, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology presents Dance & Fashion, a showcase of 100 pieces from the 19th century to the present curated by Valerie Steele, the Museum's Director. Open to the public until January 3, 2015, the comprehensive exhibit documents the evolution of the traditional ballet costume. Keep reading for the details and photos...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

 Bergdorf Goodman, 5th Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets

Like clockwork, the mechanics of day-to-day pursuits become a homogenous blur. How replaceable is a repetitive routine? Bypassing emotion and exhaustion, robots replace inefficiencies in human activity. Awkward automation mimics an all-encompassing adeptness and we are left to wonder whether robots can rule the world. This week's windows at Bergdorf Goodman feature larger-than-life robots mingling with models á la mode. Have a look at the bunch--which is your favorite?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

KILLER HEELS: THE ART OF THE HIGH HEELED SHOE @ THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

Introductory wall welcoming guests into the 'Killer Heels' exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art 

Shoes strike a delicate balance between the creator and consumer, both of whom use the human foot to showcase an outpouring of self expression. Over time, shifts in style and sensitivities account for experiments in height and heel. In a survey spanning 4 centuries of ingenuity, the Brooklyn Museum's curator Lisa Small has assembled an exhibit of over 160 pairs of chausseures alongside objects and paintings that complement or have inspired their construction. From crazy to conservative, Killer Heels, The Art of the High Heeled Shoe documents the evolution of shoes as "fashion's most provocative accessory" [source]. Six specially commissioned short films by artists Ghada Amer, Reza Farkhondeh, Zach Gold, Steven Klein, Nick Knight, Marilyn Minter and Rashaad Newsome complete the showcase. Keep reading for highlights… 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

-WANDERLUST WEDNESDAY-

Costello Tagliapietra SS 2015 at Milk Studios (Teal grain plaid split neck blouse w/ navy back + petrol blue broadcloth pant w/ leather detail)

Late nights at the office leave little time to trot around town this week. In place of the weekly window display, enjoy a few shots of Costello Tagliapietra's Spring 2015 show at Milk Studios. Fortunate to secure a front-row seat, I'm excited at the prospect of resting on the runway. A speedy 7-minute sequence quantifies the many months spent on a single show (generally speaking)… Is it worth it?  

Sunday, September 7, 2014

NYFW SS '2015: CLIMATE CHANGE by ANN YEE

(L) Dennis white combo jacket + opal white geometric dress // (R) Stan white folded top + Cleo white jogger

Mother nature makes memorable moments, surprising us with spells of variable and minimally repeatable delights. In flux with the weather, many manage to find fashionable fixes to endure every forecast. This September, seasonal sentiment by way of snowstorms, sun showers and other familiar forces of nature form the foundation of Climate Change, designer Ann Yee's Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Have a look at her interpretation of next Spring's hot looks….

Friday, September 5, 2014

AOL BUILD + KINVARA BALFOUR = FOCUS ON FASHION

AOL Build Speaker Series kicks off NYFW with a fashion series featuring Zac Posen, Public School and the duo behind Saturday Brands

CDFA winners Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School and multi-tasking multi-media marketing duo Jens Grede & Erik Torstensson of Saturday Brands share a suitable commonality--strong partnerships with compelling achievements in fashion. Kicking off NYFW 2015, AOL BUILD focuses its spotlight on fashion, inviting a handful of industry leaders to share their success stories. Host Kinvara Balfour moderates two conversations Wednesday evening, charming her subjects and addressing topics central to the BUILD program, which encourages viewers to "Build your mind, your network, your knowledge, your perspective" [source].

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Digital backdrops at Diesel, Soho NYC

Content becomes an acceptable alternative for euphoria; its stability enforces ease in an ever-changing emoto-sphere. Where happiness defines an accelerated apex, "content" neutralizes negativity. Put a pause on the provisional and revel in the promise of permanence. This week's windows at Diesel Soho feature a collaboration with influential innovator and digital mastermind Nicholas Formichetti. While the black mannequin form remains stationary, the backdrop becomes a digital kaleidoscope. Have a look through the morphing medley...