‘Tears, safety pins, rips all over the gaff’, as Sex Pistols’ leading singer Johnny Rotten said once were the hallmark of the punk look. The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was the perfect refuge from a rainy New York day last weekend with its spectacle Punk: Chaos to Couture. Trashy but also sexy creations by designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Gianni Versace, Moschino, Vivienne Westwood, Maison Martin Margiela and Prada amongst others were accompanied by flashing images on wide screens of Sid Vicious, Johnny Rotten and the Clash in performance.
Across the road from The High Line in Manhattan, within the new retail corridor of 10th avenue, is STORY, the incredible concept design store. Now in its tenth edition, STORY has the approach of a magazine and every four to eight weeks it completely changes its merchandise to fit with a different story-based theme. The store offers a beautifully created array of products from emerging and established designers. I was fascinated by the Barista Bot a concept robot which can take your picture and draw your face on the foam of a frothy coffee! Follow @ThisIsStory on Twitter as they regularly host design talks.
Paris comes to New York. Following in the wake of Parisian brands like Isabel Marant and Jerome Dreyfuss, French fashion darling IRO has finally opened in the US, establishing its flagship store in SoHo – where else! The store has a clean but industrial feel and is full of woven sweaters and perforated leather jackets. Founders Laurent and Arik Britton call it “the perfect mix of street and luxury materials.” We think so too. Check out IRO, 450 Broome Street at Mercer.
Written by: Gillian Sturtevant
Claridges Hotel in London has just opened a fabulous bookshop which stocks a wealth of publications by Assouline, publishers who specialise in beautifully produced books on design, art, travel and fashion. Amongst the limited editions and huge volumes are some real treasures. We were very taken by a superb book of photographs taken by Scott’s Polar Expedition.
Last week, Camron was invited to an exclusive party at Tiffany & Co on Old Bond Street for the showing of the exquisite new Great Gatsby jewellery collection. The 20’s themed night was filled with dancing, entertainment and champagne at the plenty. The Great Gatsby collection consists of pearls, diamonds, sapphires and the one of a kind head piece worn by Carey Mulligan in the Great Gatsby film. Guests enjoyed a night of ultimate glamour, listening to jazz music from the 20’s and shopping the collections.
Written by Camron Intern: Francie Giovino