Last week marked the fourteenth anniversary of 9/11, a tragedy that radically changed the political landscape of the world. There were memorial services held in New York and across the United States. The Givenchy Spring/Summer 2016 show was another unlikely place where 9/11 was invoked. The show was held at pier with a view of the new Freedom Tower, and was art-directed by Marina Abramovic. The presentation was supposed to pay respects to 9/11 and celebrate the spirit of human unity. The entire thing – from having an Italian designer who works for a Parisian house preaching to New Yorkers to Givenchy offering special guests tours of the 9/11 memorial – was tone-deaf, if not insulting. There was not a shred of the political in the clothes he presented, making the show’s art direction even more jarring as mere trappings.
Last Friday was the opening of the 11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi flagship store in New York City. Our coverage is below.
We would like to present to you Jan-Jan Van Essche’s Project #3, Wadada.
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We would like to present to you Daniel Andresen’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection. Shoes by Ematyte. Photography by Julien Boudet of Bleumode.
We would like to present to you Abasi Rosborough’s Fall/Winter 2015 editorial, Sanctum.
Last week Comme des Garçons opened their first freestanding POCKET shop in New York City. The concept store carries PLAY, perfume, wallets and other items.
The Belgian brand A.F.Vandevorst has announced their men’s shoe collection for Fall/Winter 2015. The collection features designs in waxed cowhide and calfskin in a polished or faded croc-effect with an elevated heel, all crafted in Italy. This collection sees a more androgynous approach to men’s footwear.
Last week we hosted an event for Geoffrey B. Small at Hotoveli in New York.Photography by Wataru Shimosato of “An Unknown Quantity”.
We would like to present to you Song for the Mute’s Fall/Winter 2015 Womenswear collection lookbook.