One can argue that no matter how entertaining clothes can be on the runway or how impeccable they appear to be sitting on a rack, their real conviction comes out in their actual use, dressed on a person (not a model), worn in their circumstance (not the runway). It is in a real and authentic context that their active ingredients, their truth, comes alive. So, it was a treat to view a curated selection of Hood By Air’s Spring Summer 2014 collection as a part of “Casino Diabolique”, an experience created by artist Desi Santiago. Given two suites at the W hotel to do with whatever he pleased, Santiago transformed the space into a casino complete with roulette and blackjack tables. The Casino’s dealers and staff were clad in some of HBA’s most recent creations. And for an evening guests are given a set of chips and invited to wander a labyrinth of plush red drapery (if only Daedalus had been so bold) to try their luck and flirt with fate. Continue reading
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