3 posts tagged "Boy"
Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders and Boy has always been one to think outside the box, but his latest collaboration is, at least in the literal sense, the exact opposite. For the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, which kicks off tomorrow in Los Angeles, the designer was commissioned by ForYourArt to create a limited-edition tote as part of artist Liz Glynn’s Black Box performance space. For this exhibition, Glynn (who once rebuilt Rome in a day with her The 24-Hour Roman Reconstruction exhibit in 2008) created a place where “anything can and will happen unannounced,” according to a statement from the festival organizers. And Sternberg’s canvas tote, which will be handed out (for free) in the Black Box, doesn’t give any clues as to what’s going to happen, either. The bag reads: “I went to Liz Glynn’s Black Box thing where anything can happen and all I got was this lousy Band of Outsiders tote bag and a super informative ForYourArt map.”
Black Box will open nightly at 8 p.m. at 830 Highland Ave., L.A., from January 19-29. For more info, visit PacificStandardTimeFestival.org.
Good news for Boy-lovers—that’s Boy, Scott Sternberg’s womenswear counterpart to Band of Outsiders (pictured). If you’re a fan of Sternberg’s classic American styles but not a fan of his designer price points, you will soon have Girl, a lower-priced range that will debut in September. [Fashionologie]
Less good news for another fashionable Scott—Scott Morrison, founder of Earnest Sewn and creative director of Evisu. WWD reports that Morrison is exiting the denim company, which is moving its operations from New York back to Hong Kong. [WWD]
Recognize the prints in Peter Pilotto’s Fall ’10 collection? Squint carefully—several are blown-up and barely recognizable versions of archival Liberty prints. [Dazed Digital via Racked]
The young stars of the moment—from Katie Holmes, who plays Jackie Kennedy in the forthcoming Kennedys biopic, to Ashley Greene, who hopes her Twilight character will dress a little more Jackie O in the upcoming vamp sequel—are loving Jacqueline Kennedy’s style. So don’t be surprised if they turn up as bidders at Bonhams’ Pioneers of Popular Culture auction, where several of the former First Lady’s jewels are to be auctioned. [Vogue U.K.]
Band of Outsiders/Boy designer Scott Sternberg may be going live this season, but don’t expect him to put his collections on the catwalk anytime soon. “I prefer to stay away from the runway,” explains Sternberg. “I mean, I make sportswear. And I’m happy and proud about that. It seems appropriate to keep things a little informal.” Sternberg showed his last two collections via video, but because he likes to match his medium each season to the inspiration behind his clothes, he’s rounded up some actual models for his presentation this afternoon. Spring ’09, for example, took off on the early-’80s cable access show TV Party, and consequently, he notes, video seemed like the way to go. For Fall, however, Sternberg glommed onto the lesser-known Godard film La Chinoise, which is centered on students in Paris in 1974. “The movie touches on themes of community and isolation,” Sternberg says, “and so I wanted to express that in the way I showed the collection.” After locking down a venue he describes as “frankly, way too huge,” Sternberg sourced inspiration for the setup of his
presentation from two additional films, Lars Von Trier’s Dogville and Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York. “I want to use the groupings, or vignettes, to create microcosms within this vast space,” he notes. “That’s the nice thing about a presentation—I can create a context for the clothes. I kind of hate the word ‘presentation,’ though,” adds Sternberg. “Runway or no runway, I’m putting on a show.”