3 posts tagged "Zaha Hadid"
Chanel may have grounded Zaha Hadid’s Mobile Art Pod late last year, but one of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s most recent fashion collaborations, a jelly shoe for the Brazilian brand Melissa, has just landed in Brooklyn. “We’re the main destination for Melissa shoes in New York City, so our customers have been making the trek out to see the Zaha,” says Adele Berne, who co-owns the Carroll Gardens shop Epaulet with her fiancé, Michael Kuhle. “We’ve had a few customers, including several guys, buy them just to display in their home.” Berne assures us that despite some shoppers’ proclivities to collect them like art, Hadid’s curvy rubber shoes are actually quite comfortable. They’re waterproof and washable to boot, and we prefer them to her design for Lacoste. Epaulet is the only store in the U.S. currently selling the shoes, and they’re going fast.
Beginning on Sunday, Hermès’ state-of-the-art transportable screening room, H BOX, touches down at the Orange County Museum of Art as part of the spring exhibition Moving Image: Scan to Screen, Pixel to Projection. With Chanel’s Zaha Hadid-designed Mobile Art Pod indefinitely grounded and Prada’s Rem Koolhaas-created Transformer still undergoing construction in Seoul, where it will remain, Didier Fiuza Faustino’s H BOX is your only chance to experience the gallery-as-art-phenomenon on American soil. As for the work inside of it, H BOX artistic director Benjamin Weil has selected videos by ten international artists, Matthew Buckingham and Cliff Evans included. First unveiled in Paris in 2007, the collapsible H BOX traveled through Europe and Japan before landing in California. It will make its home in the OC through September 6.
Neil Barrett’s women’s collection has always been about sharp cuts, but for Fall there’s even more splicing and dicing than usual. “It’s about dissecting an Englishman’s wardrobe and putting it back together,” he explained, pointing out a a scarf made from a jacket lapel, a shirt with cuffs at the shoulder, tank dresses patchworked together from men’s suiting fabrics, and soft, drapey, double-layer tees. His new in-store concept, which he previewed for Style.com, follows a similar principle, except the angles of his clothes are replaced by Zaha Hadid’s curves. The architect, who designed the Tokyo shop he opened last year, has created a system of components that can be configured and reconfigured like a 3-D puzzle with very streamlined, space-age results. Barrett’s Hadid-designed Bergdorf Goodman outpost is set to open next January.