With its Lincoln Square location just steps from New York Fashion Week’s main hub, the American Folk Art Museum is fastening its ties to the fashion world.
For a new exhibition that will bow in January, the museum has lined up 13 designer labels, including Creatures of the Wind’s Christopher Peters and Shane Gabier; threeASFOUR’s Gabi Asfour, Angela Donhauser and Adi Gil; John Bartlett; Michael Bastian; Catherine Malandrino, and Bibhu Mohapatra. For “Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art,” each designer selected one or more works from the traditional AFAM collection to explore their own creative impulses. Chadwick Bell, Gary Graham, NotEqual’s Fabio Costa, Ronaldus Shamask, Koos van den Akker, Yeohlee Teng and Jean Yu will also participate in the show, which opens Jan. 21.
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styles by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)