MoMA Design Store Destination: NYC
The 11th edition of MoMA’s destination series—which has included Seoul, Portugal, Japan and Brazil in recent years—looks at the five boroughs with fresh eyes, and the smart selections reflect both the museum’s knack for remaining on point, as as well as the creativity pumping through NYC.
MoMA Design Store Destination: NYC arrives online and in MoMA Stores 15 May 2013.
Little Germany in NYC.
Downtown Manhattan’s Vibrant Scene Crystallizes with a New Launch from the Best-Selling Bremen Brewery
An assortment of 21st-century transplants channel the energy and nightlife of their native Germany into the bakeries, beer gardens and bars of New York’s Lower East Side in this film celebrating Beck’s Sapphire, a new pilsner brewed from rare “saphir” hops. From pretzel street vendors to electronic music, the film explores the rich culture that has contributed to the Manhattan scene since the first wave of German settlers in the 19th Century. Casting the likes of DJ and downtown.
“Punk: Chaos to Couture” at MET
The Met’s spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, will examine punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the early 1970s through its continuing influence today. Featuring approximately one hundred designs for men and women, the exhibition will include original punk garments and recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear borrow punk’s visual symbols.
Focusing on the relationship between the punk concept of “do-it-yourself” and the couture concept of “made-to-measure,” the seven galleries will be organized around the materials, techniques, and embellishments associated with the anti-establishment style. Themes will include New York and London, which will tell punk’s origin story as a tale of two cities, followed by Clothes for Heroes and four manifestations of the D.I.Y. aesthetic—Hardware, Bricolage, Graffiti and Agitprop, and Destroy.
Presented as an immersive multimedia, multisensory experience, the clothes will be animated with period music videos and soundscaping audio techniques.
“We’re trying to highlight the more intellectual, artistic side of punk,” said Andrew Bolton, the curator of the exhibition. Organizers hope to draw a parallel between the populist, DIY punk aesthetic and the individualized vision of rarefied designers.
“Front Row: Chinese American Designers” exhibition.
THROUGHOUT THE RECENT and meteoric rise of Asian-Americans in fashion, there have been numerous milestones, as when Alexander Wang was named the creative director of Balenciaga last year, or when Jason Wu designed Michelle Obama’s first inaugural gown in 2009 (and her second one this year). Before them, beginning in the 1980s, came a handful of pioneers, like Vera Wang and Anna Sui.
“Now you don’t think of Chinese-Americans in fashion in terms of laundromats,” said Helen Koh, the museum’s executive director. “You think of fashion designers.”
Front Row traces and celebrates the rise of Chinese American designers who decided to make their marks in New York. In the 1980s, designers such as Anna Sui, Yeohlee Teng, Vera Wang and Vivienne Tam emerged in the New York fashion scene just as the city was transforming its identity from a garment center into one of the fashion capitals of the world. Curiously, the growth of New York’s Chinatown, the preponderance of Chinese manufacturers (tailors and seamstresses) in the city’s garment district, and the increased outsourcing of garment manufacturing to China, occurred alongside the rapid growth of fashion’s creative industries and a broader shift towards creative driven production in New York.
Since then, a new generation of young designers, from Derek Lam to Phillip Lim, have gone on to build global enterprises alongside established figures in an international fashion world. The diversity of their aesthetics, their individualized approaches to branding, and their varying personal relationship to cultural identity has shaped what we now understand as not only New York fashion, but an American sense of style.
This exhibition, guest-curated by designer Mary Ping, features the unique visions of 16 designers amidst a larger narrative of social and cultural forces that accentuated and cultivated this group’s rise. Front Row will feature designer assemblages of signature looks while drawing on personal reflections that speak to unique artistic visions and entrepreneurial paths. From the origins of their careers and development of signature styles, to understanding their own complex relationship to the concepts of New York and Asia, the exhibition will explore the rise of these Chinese American designers and their relationship to New York City.
Guest Curator: Mary Ping
Exhibition Design: Rebecca Shea
MOMA in May
There are a lot of new things going on at the New York Museum of Modern Art this May. A few new exhibitions, the 100th installation in the Projects series, an interactive studio café and even a new schedule all come into play. To keep you organized and share a little more insight into the MoMA happenings, we’ve gathered together a rundown of what to expect next month.
chek it out! http://www.coolhunting.com/culture/moma-in-may.php
Strip Strip Hooray
One of the preeminent shows in the neo-burlesque scene from Dita von Teese—a pioneer of contemporary American burlesque and authority on elegance—although co-stars Dirty Martini, Perle Noire, Selene Luna, Monsieur Romeo, Lada Nikolska and Catherine D’Lish.
The most recent production involved turning NYC’s Gramercy Theater—a space more suited for rock shows than kinky acrobatics—into a proper burlesque stage.
Stay in the loop on future dates for Strip Strip Hooray and other burlesque performances by following Dita von Teese on Twitter.
Oficial Photo: Book´s presentation “Una coolhunter en Nueva York” ( Instituto Cervantes, NYC)
Insta 2013 Ideas Nethunter Idea Catalyst on Flickr.
Good memories in New York: sharing ideas @CervantesNY Gema Requena @Nethunting Gustavo CARVAJAL @IdeaCatalyst1
Gustavo CARVAJAL Idea Catalyst @IdeaCatalyst1 http://idealandia.com/ idealandia http://idealandia.tumblr.com/
Instituto Cervantes NY (211 E 49th Street) book presentation “Una coolhunter en Nueva York” Tue, 3/26/13
Nice Day, Oficial Photo:)
Insta 2013 Ideas Sharing is good
Full house sharing ideas @CervantesNY. Photo: Marisa Fatas @marisafatas - Gema Requena @Nethunting - Patricia Buraschi - Gustavo CARVAJAL @IdeaCatalyst1
Instituto Cervantes NY (211 E 49th Street) book presentation “Una coolhunter en Nueva York” Tue, 3/26/13 featured Pop-Up tasting “Gnocchi del 29” by Patricia Buraschi. Participants: Gema Requena [Coolhunter, Nethunter, book´s author] and Gustavo Carvajal [Idea Catalyst, event moderator.] @IdeaCatalyst1 http://idealandia.com/http://idealandia.tumblr.com/
#Jacques by Aronow
The ties are handmade in New York by TieCrafters, a wonderful business. They clean, shorten, customize ties and are great people. The next edition will be with Brooklyn Tailors and will drop some time in late Spring. They’ll retail for under $85. Click here to follow along for the ride.
Elliot Aronow has been teaming up with brands for a while now, curating their collections and offering advice to a generation overwhelmed by options. He just launched a line of ties that transition from work to the weekend. In his own words…
I designed and produced 3 styles of #jacques by Aronow ties for our debut winter 2013 collection. The first is a cashmere/wool blend with yellow tipping, the second is a green/grey flecked Donegal tweed with polka dot piping and the third is a black/green number made from %100 Loro Piana cashmere.