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July 31 2014

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4 posts tagged "Agnes B"

Retrosuperfuture, Now

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The present, paradoxically enough, is looking good for the cult sunglass brand Retrosuperfuture. The Milanese label, whose sunglasses have long been available at retailers like Barneys and Fred Segal, has a new home: Nearly 2,000 square feet of space on Howard Street, the New York retail power-block that’s recently been undergoing something of a renaissance—again. Still the site of retailers Opening Ceremony, Jil Sander, and Agnes B., and fashion canteen The Smile To Go, a new wave of imports has lately come to roost, including Retrosuperfuture and designer Ariane Goldman’s Hatch pop-up, which is next door.

The new store is the label’s first worldwide, and it bypassed its native city to head to New York. Why? “New York is the hub!” said founder Daniel Beckerman. “Everyone comes to New York.” It certainly seemed that way from the packed friends-and-family preview on Friday night. The store carries the entire collection, ranging from the blocky acetate frames Retrosuperfuture made its name with, to newer, aviator-style models, and a New York-exclusive style, the all-black Novanta.

Retrosuperfuture is open now at 21 Howard Street, NYC, retrosuperfuture.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Retrosuperfuture

Endless Summer With The Kennedys

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“I first met Jackie Onassis and her children in 1970, when Peter Beard, who was tutoring Caroline and John Jr. in art and photography, asked me to give them some lessons in filming,” legendary lensman Jonas Mekas tells Style.com. “Our friendship grew and expanded so much that at one point I was asked to make the Kennedy family movie.”

Mekas went about diligently documenting his summer days with the Kennedy and Radziwill families at Andy Warhol’s Montauk house. “I was always carrying my 16mm Bolex camera, and since I always filmed, nobody minded my filming. They didn’t take me too seriously,” Mekas says. The resulting movie, This Side of Paradise: Fragments From an Unfinished Biography, was eventually dropped, but nonetheless, Mekas completed it on his own in 1999. For the first time ever, photo prints from Mekas’ film will be on display in New York at Agnès B.’s Howard Street store starting tomorrow.

Mekas’ intentions for exhibiting his intimate moments with Caroline Kennedy at the beach or having cocktails with Andy Warhol are simple. “I hope you’ll get a glimpse of the happiness of those summers in Montauk from these very casual images made without any plan or intention,” he says. “None other than just having a good time.”

This Side of Paradise: Fragments From an Unfinished Biography opens September 24 and runs through October 30 at Agnès B., 50 Howard St., NYC.

Photos: Jonas Mekas; Boris Lehman (Mekas)

Daphne On Display Once Again, Kids Head To Camp Couture, Agnès B. At Barneys, And More…

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Next month, Daphne Guinness is giving the world a peek inside her closet of enviable clothing. She has picked 24 McQueen pieces, along with clothes by Tom Ford, Gareth Pugh, and Alaïa, to go on display at New York’s FIT museum. [Grazia Daily]

The lure of lower-priced Missoni is enough to get anyone excited. This week, the first Missoni for Target ad campaign image was released, and it only gets us more excited to ride through the city on our Missoni bike or lounge on the patio set (if we can manage to get our hands on either of them). [Racked]

Soccer games, campfires, and ghost stories? Not at Fashion Camp NYC. A group of aspiring young teenage designers has dedicated their time (and $1,295) to a five-day program at LIM College, where they spend their days touring museums, making trips to Barneys, and dreaming up their own brands. That is our kind of camping. [NYT]

Agnès Troublé, or agnès b. as you might better know her, has been a busy woman. In April, she opened her Soho boutique and gallery, adding to her empire of stores worldwide. This week, the Paris-based designer brings her French touch to Barneys with an homme capsule collection stacked with Fall essentials for the “well-dressed man.” [WWD]

To Gallery Hop Or To Shop?
At Agnès B., No Need To Choose

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“It’s my relationship with New York that I am trying to show through the art,” Agnès Troublé said Friday night at her new Soho gallery-slash-boutique. “I wanted to give my friends here an homage for the pleasure we have together.”

Those friends include artists and filmmakers Harmony Korine, Ryan McGinness, Dan Colen, and the late Louise Bourgeois. A carefully curated collection of brightly colored paintings and photographs by Troublé’s friends, set to change monthly, now covers the exposed brick walls of her Howard Street store—the 246th one worldwide. Works of art by the likes of José Parlá, Rostarr, and McGinness are also available in the more wearable form of limited-edition T-shirts, sold exclusively at the boutique.

Troublé, a major collector herself, has had a longstanding love affair with both art (“since 1983 in Paris, we have [had] a little gallery in Marseille”) and fashion. On Friday, the Paris-based designer saw the marriage of her two greatest passions. “It’s my life,” she said of art. “We have been doing this in a way for a long time, but not so visible as here. It’s normal̵2finally.”

Photos: Courtesy of Agnes B