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2 posts tagged "Park Avenue Armory"

Kicks In Space


The latest of Tom Sachs’ forays into space will take him to Mars—or at least as close as you can get with the Park Avenue Armory as your launching pad. Sachs, the fashion-favorite artist/provocateur who’s made space travel a particular fascination (when he’s not erecting giant Hello Kitty idols outside Lever House), brings Space Program: Mars to the cavernous Armory for a month-long installation beginning tomorrow. For the show, he’s created all of the viscera of a beginning-and-after space mission—in the words of the official statement, “exploratory vehicles, mission control, launch platforms, suiting stations, special effects, recreational amenities, and Mars landscape”—and, to dress the part, a new capsule collection in collaboration with Nike, dubbed NIKECraft. Would-be Sachs-tronauts can suit up in a sneaker (the Mars Yard Shoe, above, $385), trench, jacket (printed with the periodic table), and tote, all of which will be available at the exhibition space’s pop-up gift shop as well as at stores like Dover Street Market, Colette, 10 Corso Como, Union in Los Angeles, and at Opening Ceremony online beginning May 18.

Space Program: Mars opens tomorrow at the Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave., NYC,

Photo: Courtesy of Nike

Proenza Schouler: From The Armory To Art Central?


Another addition to the constantly evolving fashion week schedule: We hear that Proenza Schouler will not be showing at the Park Avenue Armory, where the label has presented its last three collections. Instead, it seems that the design duo may be heading to a space in West Chelsea, a neighborhood that seems every season to be a showing ground for more designers. Already confirmed in various venues there for Fall 2009 are Marchesa, Thakoon, and Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti.

Photo: Marcio Madeira