ART/FASHION

An Introvert’s Guide to New York Fashion Week

On the top floor of Pier 59 it was pretty much impossible not to feature in somebody else’s selfie. There were strident leopard-print fashionistas strutting and restrutting dramatic entrances into the Oxford Fashion Studio’s waiting room (always recorded by a trustworthy friend); leopard-print solo flyers touched up their foundation in phone reflections, occasionally pausing to […]

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CAAFD: A Review

The Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers (CAAFD) is a non-profit organization whose goal is to bolster aspiring fashion designers and in their own words, “help those emerging designers get a foot in the door.”   Chelsea Piers was packed and of the three designers presenting, the first was Mouton Blanc. In French, ​mouton blanc​ […]

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Hakan Akkaya Glam Rock

 In the early 1970’s, a movement was wriggling around in the United Kingdom. Strutting onto the scene in platform boots, and bellbottoms came Glam Rock. Just a little south-east, at the end of that very same decade, Turkey was developing their first feminist movement. Fast forward to Sunday, four decades later, Turkish designer Hakan Akkaya […]

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Surrealism Exhibit at Con Artist Collective

Slipping into the Lower East Side enclave bestowed with upcoming and established artists, the Con Artist Collective  kicked off 2019 with its surrealism exhibit. Excavating the unconscious while unlocking its creative potential, members and residents of the in-house collective morph reality, imbue color with strange shapes and forms, and inject viewers with lasting impressions of what […]