Sruli Recht Designs Groundbreaking Leather at ECCO

The Iceland-based designer Sruli Recht has been making otherworldly products for many years before ECCO Leather invited him to bring his science fiction mind to its innovation labs. We already wrote about APPARITION, the translucent leather that Recht created there. Yesterday, ECCO Leather unveiled a new material that Recht developed with its team, Dyneema® Bonded…

Ryoji Ikeda at the Met Museum

For two days only, Septhember 6th and 7th, the groundbreaking Japanese visual and sound artist Ryoji Ikeda premieres his new work, supercodex [liveset], at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The performance is based on his eponymous 2013 album. The final installment of his album trilogy, supercodex [liveset] explores the relationship between data and sound through rhythmic and raw samplings from his earlier albums and hypnotic, enveloping audiovisual installations. If you missed his epic immersive installation “THE TRANSFINITE” at the Park Avenue Armory, this is a good chance to catch up. Tickets are $45.

Geoffrey B. Small at Atelier New York

Dear readers,

This Friday, September 8th, we will be hosting an intimate gathering for Geoffrey B. Small, whose artisanal designs have found a loyal audience over the years of his working in the Venetto region of Italy. During the event you will be able to examine Geoffrey’s work in person. A representative of the brand will be on hand from 4 to 8 p.m., to personally guide you through the collection.

Shop:Case – Closet Case, Dubai

Closet Case is an multi-brand concept store for menswear, including shoes, eyewear, fragrances, and lifestyle objects from the likes of Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester, Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake, Song for the Mute, and Juun J among others debuting for the first time in the region.

Leon Emanuel Blanck Presented by Elixir Gallery

Last week, Elixir [Timeless] Gallery, located on the Greek island of Mykonos, held an event with the German designer Leon Emanuel Blanck. In addition to the anatomically constructed menswear that Blanck is known for, it was the first ever presentation of Blanck’s womenswear collection. The event also featured an art installation by the designer that highlighted his unique pattern-making process. Elixir now boasts the most comprehensive collection of Blanc’s work for men and women. Please find our photo reportage from the event below.

Byronesque Brings Vintage Raf Simons, Helmut Lang, and Martin Margiela to Opening Ceremony

The curated vintage website Byronesque, run by Gill Linton, has landed at Opening Ceremony in New York. It is the first time that Byronesque presents menswear, capitalizing on the hot market for vintage Raf Simons and Helmut Lang. The pop-up store also includes some pieces from the short-lived cult London brand Vexed Generation, and a dedicated to room to Margiela’s iconic womenswear pieces. But Linton’s venture is not just about commerce – she sources what she loves, so we don’t expect her hawking vintage Hermes bags any time soon. “I was very careful not to have any filler here,” Linton told us when we visited the space yesterday. The pop-up will go on until July 23rd with stock replenished as rack space allows.