ART/FASHION

KAIMIN’s “Introspective Prism” SLFF line at New York Fashion Week

Conceptual designer, Kyungah Min, launched the high-tech KAIMIN SS20 collection during New York Fashion Week. Unveiling a commercial denim line, SLFF (pronounced ‘self’) honors transformation in the conditioned world. Albeit through exaggerated tulle and ruffles, or geometric cutouts of denim, vinyl, or leather—the innovatively inclusive KAIMIN’s “Introspective Prism” SS20 collection wildly epitomizes the cultural fractal.   […]

MUSIC/FILM

Killin H8: Eco-Rap Heavyweights

Raps, facts, and acts, the duo Killin H8, comprised of individuals Hila tha Killa and Sir Kn8 aims to educate the population about environmental issues through their performances. Zealous about sparking discourse around environmentalism, their show Eco Trippin is an extravaganza of which Bill Nye would be proud. Although Hila and Kn8 rap throughout the entire performance, the show […]

ART/FASHION

Kira Koktysh Art Jewelry comes full circle: Mushroom–the Other Kind of Fruit

“Nature is the best Artist”   Staking her claim yet again, as premiere nature jeweler, artist Kira Koktysh has installed the final link to the chain of her Botanical Metamorphosis series: First Seeds to Blooms, then Leaves and Fruits, and now—Mushrooms! The final link—Mushrooms: The Other Fruit—bridges the seasonal life-to-death motif.   Remarkably mysterious organisms, […]

ART/FASHION LITERATURE/TRAVEL

Hermès’ urbanely regal new Boutique: kumquat bouquets & lobster tails

Hermès’ opening of the New York Meatpacking boutique this week prompted a lavishly hip after party at Skylight on Vesey Street. An emblematic foray into Studio54 meets Greek mythology, the Kitchen, Garden Tapestry and Kings rooms transported guests into a royal feast + 1970’s disco fête.   Set amid ancient Mediterranean scenery was the serpentine […]