Afloat Chandelier (All Photos by Gail)
On the hunt for the “oh wow” moment of the recent BDNY design show at Javits Center, I knew I had found the star of the show when I entered the booth for Lladró; a legendary company now in its 70th year. Introducing a captivating fusion of artistic elegance and functional brilliance, Lladró breaks-free from its traditional identity as a renowned creator of collectible porcelain figurines to unveil Soft Blown, a groundbreaking venture into the realm of interior lighting.
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Named after a Laboue village in northern Dakar, this Yoff dress is inspired by the energy and urban environment of the city. Senegalese designer Selly Raby Kane created her Autumn/Winter 2017 collection, which includes the Yoff Dress, as a celebration of Dakar and its “transgressive, creative processes, and cross -disciplinary vision,” The collection is named for the imagined location of 17 Rue Jules Ferry.
Photographed in the Brooklyn Museum.
Photos By Gail
American textile designer, weaver, and color authority Dorothy Liebes (1897–1972) had a profound influence across design fields, helping to shape American tastes in areas from interiors and transportation to industrial design, fashion, and film. The “Liebes Look” of handwoven textures — which combined vivid color, lush texture, and often a glint of metallic — became inextricably linked with the American modern aesthetic.
Continue reading Eye On Design: Coat and Pants By Bonnie Cashin With Textiles By Dorothy Liebes
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Christopher John Rogers (b. 1994) created his eponymous Brooklyn-based brand in 2016, designing elegant pieces for the effortlessly chic individual. The designer draws inspiration from a variety of sources, from the vintage atmosphere of built spaces of the mid-to-late 20th century to modern artists, including John Chamberlain and David Hammons.
Continue reading Eye On Design: Christopher John Rogers, Look 39 Knit Dress
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For all of you Queen Freaks and Freddie-o-philes out there, it is my pleasure to bring you another of Freddie Mercury’s stage costumes photographed by me at Sotheby’s when I was in London. This dazzling outfit, a Scarlet Sequined, short-legged one-piece stage suit, is a truly iconic and historic piece of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia and a testament to Freddie’s flamboyant style and unforgettable stage presence.
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