New York Fashion Week came and went like a blur in Gotham city. There were tons of chaotic moments, from Cardi B and Nicki Minaj’s spat at the Harper’s Bazaar party to Kanye West kicking out a reporter from a runway show after she asked about Tyson Beckford’s Instagram argument with Kim Kardashian. But besides the drama, here are some of the art world moments you missed at NYFW.
According to PAPERmag.com, after the opening of their stellar exhibit at the Whitney Museum in New York, Eckhaus Latta’s spring 2019 collection debuted like an art studio – in a Bushwick warehouse. The designers used denim and flared pants for an eclectic show, which had rave reviews from Whoopi Goldberg. “There’s something about it, I don’t know,” she told PAPER. “It feels lighter that it has before, and I think it’s great to feel lightness in these tough times.”
The Canadian brand went to town with a voguing performance on the runway by New York drag star and artist Serena Tea, who has choreographed for the Pose TV series. Serena took the stage in fluorescent streetwear, a trademark of the brand.
Batsheva Hay has been called by W Magazine as one of the up and coming designers to look out for. Her colorful, abstract designs – which look a lot like modern paintings – have been called “prairie dresses.” But she is taking tradition and turning it upside down in a tongue-in-cheek way, she says.
Artist Jacob Lawrence says Wales Bonner stole his art behind the scenes. The artist, who painted a series about the refugee crisis called Migration Series, has apparently been copied by luxury fashion brand Wales Bonner. The brand denies any connection to the Harlem Renaissance artist, reports Hyperallergic.
The media brand’s 29Rooms took over with an interactive art installation that calls to mind 1980s abstraction. It’s being called as “VR made real.”
If you don’t already follow the Instagram icon, please do. The meme master posted an image in the style of the new Nike ads, of Cardi with the phrase: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing your red shoe. Just throw it.” Nuff said.
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