4 posts tagged "BOFFO"
“We’re trying to create a place for our label in this whole world we exist in, and this is a great step,” Alexa Adams, one half of the design duo behind Ohne Titel, told Style.com at last night’s opening reception for her BOFFO pop-up shop downtown. (While the flash shop opened December 1, she and Flora Gill decided to wait until all the cool kids came back from Art Basel in Miami before officially celebrating).
Ohne Titel is the last label to showcase its clothing in the BOFFO space at 57 Walker this year. Like the five previous designers in the series (including Nikki Dekker and Maayan Zilberman of The Lake & Stars and Nicola Formichetti), Ohne Titel was chosen as an up-and-coming talent by the BOFFO board and given a choice of artists and architects to collaborate with on the space, which has been transformed into a customized pop-up store through December 14. “We immediately related to EASTON+COMBS in our appreciation for color, undulating forms, and surface texture,” Adams said. The EASTON+COMBS-designed installation features tomato red colored aluminum tiles patchworked together with acrylic ornaments, from which hang the clothes from Ohne Titel’s Fall and Resort collections. Also in the mix is their first-ever handbag (a slim, unisex tote), men’s T-shirts (also a first), and a special-edition basic dress cut from Supima cotton (every BOFFO designer is asked to create something using the fabric).
Ohne Titel pop-up shop, 57 Walker St., NYC, open through December 14.
“It’s all metal—it feels like one big piece of jewelry,” jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth tells Style.com of her 57 Walker Street pop-up store, which opens today. The L.A.-based designer teamed up with architect Marc Fornes to transform the 1,800-square-foot BOFFO Building Fashion space, previously home to Nicola’s by Nicola Formichetti , into a glimmering and lavish retail shop to showcase her latest designs. The space is complete with golden latticework etched with stars from the ceiling to the floor and a living wall. “I thought it would be funny to mix something organic with something very modern,” Neuwirth explains.
She also planted moss and branches next to her new opal and sapphire creations, along with her signature long gold chain offerings. “A lot of them are pieces that people haven’t seen yet because I’m always creating one-of-a-kind things,” says Neuwirth, whose work is a favorite among the likes of Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, and Iman. The store opens today and remains open for two weeks.
Uniqlo is the latest company to get the creative juices flowing for Japan. The retailer has tapped friends and collaborators like Karl Lagerfeld, Lady Gaga, Nicola Formichetti, Nicole Kidman, and Alber Elbaz to design a new series of tees to benefit the Japanese Red Cross. That’s Lagerfeld’s (left), which retails for a mere $19.99. It’s the most affordable Kaiser you’re going to get until his Macy’s collection finally hits stores. [WWD]
Speaking of Formichetti, the stylist and Mugler creative director has just been announced as one of the designers for BOFFO’s new season of Building Fashion, which allows those without freestanding stores to create pop-up retail spaces. Last season, Waris Ahluwalia, Richard Chai, and Siki Im created their own shops at BOFFO’s west Chelsea space; this season, Formichetti, Irene Neuwirth, Patrik Ervell, Ohne Titel, and The Lake & Stars will make their (temporary) mark in Tribeca. [Boffo]
It’s hard to miss Topshop’s towering Soho flagship, but it’s easy to miss its latest addition—a secret shop inside, where collaboration collections from Meadham Kirchhoff, Pamela Love, and Ann-Sofie Back will be on offer. Happy hunting. [Racked]
And today in collaborations: Christopher Kane x London taxis? Odd but true—the London-based designer has adapted a starry print from his Resort ’11 collection to “wrap” London’s iconic black cabs. [Vogue U.K.]