Building Fashion Launches
US non-profit arts and culture organisation BOFFO has just launched its long-awaited Building Fashion event with a multi-faceted, ‘hall of mirrors’-style pop-up store in the TriBeCa district of New York.
Conceived by Gage/Clemenceau Architects and Nichola Formichetti – fashion stylist and creative director of French fashion label Thierry Mugler – it’s the first in a series of five designed to illustrate the explosive creative chemistry between fashion designers and architects. Mixing Formichetti’s own jewellery line with pieces produced under his tenure at Mugler – and other curios created with US pop star Lady Gaga (whom Formichetti also styles) – the store is essentially a homage to the young designer's frenetic vision.
Mark Foster Gage, principal architect of Gage/Clemenceau Architects, describes the temporary retail installation as “a faceted, robotic, mirrored chapel that, through millions of reflections, produces a stunning environment to view fashion in surprising new ways.”