Yaktak coats from Uzbekistan.
c. 1880 - 1910
Hand-decorated envelope and tie sent by Pablo Picasso to MoMA director Alfred H. Barr, Jr.. 1957
Bauhaus rugs by Otti Berger.
early 19th century Karaori noh robes.
Photographs by Jens Moretensen of detritus found in the East River by Willis Elkins.
via the NYTimes.
Psychedelic liquid light shows of the 1970s by Doug McCullough.
Comme des Garçons for Merce Cunningham
Children at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Comme des Garçons ads by Daniel Clowes & Leland Myrick.
Customized Jackets in Vintage Aircraft Nose Art by Gary M. Valant.
via Any Wear Style:
Indie boutique Inhabit ought to be one of Singapore’s most stylish stores. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the progressive multi-label venture on Orchard Street has recently joined hands with some of the hard-to-find high fashion labels it carries to create The Doll Project, a collection of intricately crafted, miniature versions of their signature concepts worn by an assembly of ethereal fashion dolls.
The brainchild of Inhabit’s manager Angus Chang, the exhibit will display elegant creations from ten haute labels, from womenswear designers ALC, Creatures of Comfort, Dion Lee, Richard Nicoll and Sea and Wayne to menswear labels Song for the Mute, Vanishing Elephant and Ksubi. ”It was very challenging to organize, ten designers, ten extraordinary designs on ten dolls, for our 10th anniversary,” says Chang. “It’s so exciting that it has all finally come together.”
The pint-sized, couture-clad mannequins will be on display for public perusal this October, within a specially-designed sculptural installation at the Mandarin Gallery Atrium until the 20th of the month. After that, they will be placed on a silent charity option.
In what may well be a Singapore first, but the allure of this innovative project has enticed an extensive list of pivotal designer-revolutionaries to participate. “They have all put a monumental effort into our fashion microcosm,” explains Cheng. “ It is a testament to the great working relationship that we have.”
Inhabit – The Other Store is at #02-16 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore.
Houseboat: Reflections of North America’s Floating Homes… History, Architecture, and Lifestyles. by Ben Dennis and Betsy Case. 1977.