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Koos at MAD

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Koos Van Den Akker chats with Garmento‘s Jeremy Lewis at MAD. Photography by Bruno Grizzo.

 

Tonight at MAD!

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Join MAD and Garmento editor Jeremy Lewis for an evening with Koos Van Den Akker, the first in a new series of fashion talks. The talk begins at 7 and is located in the downstairs theater. The event is free with museum admission. The Museum of Arts and Design is located at 2 Columbus Circle

An American fashion legend, Dutch-born and French-trained Koos Van Den Akker has been designing couture-caliber clothes over the last 40 years. Emerging at a time when folk traditions and home crafts were a huge influence in fashion, he made a name for himself as the master of couture collage. A rich panoply of color and pattern painstakingly pieced together, his designs have provided inspiration for fashion tastemakers like Nicolas Ghesquière, though they are known more popularly as worn by actor and comedian Bill Cosby on the hit sitcom The Cosby Show. Representing one of the highest level of clothes-making possible in New York City, Koos Van Den Akker’s operation is a true couture atelier, endless in its technical feats and creativity.


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Beyond the Garment District

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Beyond the Garment District: Perspectives on Craft and Technique in New York-Made Fashion

As the meanings of fashion and luxury shift and as mass consumption and production take a toll on the environment as well as human rights, the idea of craft in clothing has never been more pertinent. How a garment is made becomes as relevant as its design, both informing its meaning and its appeal.  Culled together from considered materials rather than punched out and assembled, it is the idea of clothing as object, fashion refashioned.

Garmento editor Jeremy Lewis discusses the ins and outs of crafting clothes in a contemporary context with some of New York’s most unique and innovative fashion designers, all of whom make some if not all their clothes in New York City. Considering the practical as well as conceptual implications of such clothes, the series hopes to highlight a new mood in fashion that deals in honesty, responsibility, and a newfound desire in clothes with a more personalized history and a crafted appeal.

Koos Van Den Akker     May 22, 7:00 pm

An American fashion legend, Dutch-born and French-trained Koos Van Den Akker has been designing couture-caliber clothes over the last 40 years. Emerging at a time when folk traditions and home crafts were a huge influence in fashion, he made a name for himself as the master of couture collage. A rich panoply of color and pattern painstakingly pieced together, his designs have provided inspiration for fashion tastemakers like Nicolas Ghesquière, though they are known more popularly as worn by actor and comedian Bill Cosby on the hit sitcom The Cosby Show. Representing one of the highest level of clothes-making possible in New York City, Koos Van Den Akker’s operation is a true couture atelier, endless in its technical feats and creativity.

Mary Ping     June 12, 7:00 pm

In 2003, after studying fine arts at Vassar, Mary Ping joined a slew of downtown designers who were actively challenging the status quo of contemporary fashion. She has since been designing Slow and Steady Wins the Race, an unconventional label comprised of a series of perennial capsule collections that focus on a single theme or concept. Engaging the anthropological as well as aesthetic facets of fashion, Ping reconstructs familiar tropes and memes ranging from the white T-shirt to the wedding dress, distilling from them their essential meanings and building on them with her own interpretations. Her qualitative and critical assessment of materials and garments as symbols has made her work a compelling and ongoing critique of how consumers perceive and engage fashion as object and as idea.

Mike Eckhaus & Zoe Latta     June 26, 7:00pm

Having founded Eckhaus Latta in 2011, the designing duo Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta have staked a space for themselves in New York’s buzzing downtown fashion scene. Their enigmatic, fragmented and disheveled aesthetic is perhaps easiest described as post-deconstructionist.  Repurposing the various components of a garment into their own refreshingly youthful and devastatingly domestic vision, Eckhaus Latta push the idea of the homemade, radically juxtaposed with contemporary materials and modern fabrications; a connecting thread throughout their conceptually leaning collections. Their clothes are often abstract groupings of textiles and fibers rather than fully realized garments, directly challenging the dichotomies of refinement and rawness, the machine-made and the hand-made, and the impersonal coldness of fashion and the warmth and personality of crafted clothes.

Andre Walker     July 10, 7:00 pm

A designer’s designer, self-taught Andre Walker has been one of the fashion industry’s secret weapons, having shown his eponymous collection on and off since he was a teenager in the mid-’80s. Championed by New York arbiters of the avant-garde Bill Cunningham, Kim Hastreiter, and Patricia Field, his ingenious ideas on construction and materials have proved prodigiously prescient, often finding their way into the collections of the most directional designers years later. Having worked as a consultant for Marc Jacobs, Kim Jones, and Louis Vuitton, he recently teamed with Comme Des Garçon’s Dover Street Market to design a women’s ready-to-wear collection. His ideas on dress and fashion are as powerful as ever, and his current outlook, impassioned by growing contemporary concerns, is just as sharp and enlightening.

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Night of 100 Stars, 1982

Who’s Who of America’s fashion talent worn by the era’s most illustrious celebrities.

“Other People” Screening at Jack Chiles

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Garmento Presents: Andre Walker’s “Other People”

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“That show is everything that I love, everything that represents me. And it’s still crisp, it’s still hot. It doesn’t look dated. You can actually see some of these looks sold today.”

- Andre Walker in Garmento Issue 3

To celebrate the release of its third issue, Garmento invites you to a special screening of Andre Walker’s Fall/Winter 1999-2000 runway presentation titled “Other People.” Staged at Purple Institute and featuring only 12 looks, this extremely rare video footage offers a special look at the designer’s creative manifesto during his second tour in Paris. Designed and presented when fashion was at an impasse; a time when the edicts of ‘90s minimalism were under attack and a slew of upstart talents had begun to forge a new discourse, the show exists as an incredible record of the designer’s expression that, considering the ambiguous future fashion faces today, is as revelatory now as it was 14 years ago. “Other People” along with a selection of videos from throughout Walker’s career will be screened at 6:00 pm and again at 6:30 pm. Complimentary copies of Garmento Issue 3 will be available at the screening.

Saturday, November 2nd  5:00 – 8:00 pm

Jack Chiles, 481 Broadway, 4th Floor

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