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Where: 237 Eldridge St, NY, NY
When: Mon – Sat 12 pm – 8 pm, Sun 12 pm – 7 pm
End of Century
End of Century is part store, part art gallery and entirely intriguing! Tucked away on a block that isn’t wall-to-wall boutiques, walking into End of Century feels like a departure from the everyday. Warm and inviting it feels a little old fashioned despite the fact that it it showcases newer designers and artists. This juxtaposition of old/new works well as you realize that most everything in here has the possibility of becoming a classic. Forget fast fashion and chasing trends. Here you can find clothes, jewelry and accessories by designers that are truly creating bodies of work rather than searching for instant fame. And that’s not to say they won’t become household names: Titania Inglis, who recently won the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award, is one of the designers you can find here. Others include jewelry designer Collette Ishiyama and bags by 1 Per Diem.
I personally love stores that support emerging designers and what’s more amazing to me is that they also devote part of their limited space to show the work of fine artists as well. Coming up will be a site specific installation by Edouard Nardon that will run this weekend through February 15th.
What are you currently up to?
I just finished showing my debut collection for SS12 last week, so I am following up on potential buyers, working on the company website, and beginning ideas for the next project.
Are you planning on showing next NYFW?
At the moment, yes, however I’m looking forward to pushing the presentation into new formats. If not New York, I may bring the collection to other cities such as Berlin or Japan, where I may find a market who better understands my aesthetic.
Who are 3 artists past or present who inspire you?
Designers Kawakubo, Yamamoto, and Watanabe always inspire me. They never stop searching for something that is meaningful. Their art is instinctive, clever, awe-inspiring.
I’ve always admired the career and lifestyle of Yo-Yo Ma, who has really experienced the world through his passion and talent. He doesn’t stay within the classical box, he has the hunger, flexibility, and skill to play contemporary, Brazilian, Chinese, popular film, even “rodeo” music with equal enthusiasm. I was so inspired by his bach suite video interpretations when I was introduced to them many years ago.
Where do you hope to be 3 years from now?
I hope to have developed the brand both artistically and more financially secure, so that it is flexible enough to be working in different countries, so that I am developing conversations and partnerships with exciting artists of all genres, and working with my own small team of talented and inspiring colleagues.
- Interned in the womenswear and atelier departments of Viktor & Rolf in Amsterdam and Boudicca studio in London
- Featured as one of the Fashion Next designers by Elle Magazine and showed thesis collection at Lincoln Center during NYFW Sept 2010.
F/W 2012 collection
Spring 2011 collection