As Summer is moving towards Fall, designers are offering tempting new shopping options with cool clothes and visuals to match. Uptown or Downtown they are yours to experience in New York.
Calvin Klein is now Calvin Klein 205W39NYC. The artistic collaboration on the flagship store is as avant-garde as the clothing. Experience the new Madison Avenue store. The collab with LA artist Sterling Ruby is done in construction yellow to signal that it is a work in progress. Mixed among the clothes are some symbols of what Raf Simons has discovered in America and loves. Quilts, and a variety of interesting USA centric constructions. A big change from the oh so minimal Pawson designed store.
Should you happen to be in the Garment Center what used to be called 205 W 39 St the Calvin show space has been redesigned and rebranded. The duo conceived a similar minimalist pipe construction through the windows- this in a very deep grey, and the bottom of the outside of the building has been repainted to match, and renamed 205W39NYC. Maybe we can see more of the inside during NYC Fashion Week. Looking forward to seeing the defile.
The new Off White c/o Virgil Abloh store brings a fresh look to streetwear luxe. The designer, who cut his teeth as the creative director for Kayne West, opened his line in Milan. A New York outpost just opened in Soho. It is already buzzing with customers and gawkers. Named the EM PTY Gallery, the space is a concrete shell filled with fall leaves, chirping birds and a Home Depot decor. This is the first NY store- there are already stores in Asia, each with a different theme. There are finds for men and women. The clothes are are as cool as the design.