Big-Name Designers Getting In On the Smartwatch Boom

The smartwatch market is booming, and high-end designers are starting to notice. While wearable fitness trackers like the Fitbit have had a tough year, smartwatches are faring much better—and the market isn’t just for tech companies like Apple. High-end retailers like Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, Fossil, and now Tory Burch have entered the smartwatch market. […]

Vintage Fashion, High Technology: Pinup Girl Invests in Mi9 E-commerce Suite

WordPress and WooCommerce, Drupal and Ubercart, Joomla and MijoShop, Magneto and AjaxCart: every content management system (CMS) offers at least one shopping cart plugin. But some work better than others. One online retailer recently discovered that a dedicated shop management system would be more helpful to them than any standard content management system/shopping cart combination. […]

BLACK Fills A Warehouse With Art and Music

On Saturday, April 8, an immense warehouse in Sunset Park will vibrate with music and light, an immense interdisciplinary endeavor combining performance and art installations. The event is to be named BLACK. According to their website, “BLACK is an environment, both experiential and digital, where collaborations can come to life and be explored by enthusiasts […]

Chromat Breaks the “Regular” Model Mold at 2017 Fashion Week

The runway models at Chromat’s Spring 2017 New York Fashion Week runway show looked decidedly normal. Normal, as in “like most women,” not as in “normal six-foot-tall, size 2 Amazon goddess.” The show included tall people, short people, thin people, curvy people, a woman wearing a prosthesis, and even trans model Carmen Carrera, who opened […]

Fearless Girl Takes On Wall Street’s Famous Charging Bull

The famous Charging Bull of Wall Street was installed on December 15, 1989, as an act of guerrilla art, entirely without city approval or funding. Artist Di Modica and the Bedi-Makky Art Foundry of Brooklyn put together well over a quarter of a million dollars to cast the hollow sculpture from 7,100 pounds of bronze […]

‘Black Models Matter’ Protests Paris Fashion Week

In the Balenciaga show at Paris Fashion Week 2017, 47 models walked the runway. Only four of them were people of color. It was worse in the Gucci show in Milan on February 22, where there were only 17 models of color out of 119 total models. It’s against this background that model Indi Irvin, […]

NYC’s International Human Rights Art Festival Makes a Timely Appearance

With tensions in politics and in the streets high in a way they haven’t been since the Civil Rights era, New York City’s first International Human Rights Art Festival is coming exactly when it’s needed. Curated by producer Tom Block, the event will take place over three days and showcase more than 150 artists at […]