Filed under: art, fashion | Tags: art, “Extreme Regime”, Cody Ross, Contemporary Art in NYC, Directional Fashion, Dixie Rose, DJ Colleen Nika (who is also the fashion editor at Rolling Stone), Fashion meets art, Gian Mazcour, Hotoveli New York, klosetkase, Michael Adjiashvili, Ms. Vanilla Medallions, NYC ART, Pop Surrealism, Priestess NYC, Surrealism, unisex fashion, West Village
“EXTREME REGIME” x HOTOVELI x PRIESTESS NYC
(A fashion exhibit during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York S/S 2012. On
through October 01)
PRIESTESS NYC creative director Cody Ross and Michael Adjiashvili, founder
of luxury retailer Hotoveli New York, present a jaw-dropping sartorial
exhibit that spans the entirety of Hotoveli New York’s plush minimalist
interior. “Extreme Regime” explores paradox, pop-culture,
surrealism, eroticism and fashion and is enveloped in trans-media madness,
sexual fetishism and a serious wallop of artisanship.
Messrs Adjiashvili and Ross aptly engage with inflammatory subjects and
employ subversive strategies to combine impeccably constructed garments,
interior decor and readymades that defiantly arouse, amuse and dismay.
The surrealistic oomph and black humor that characterize the installation
is undercut by the rigorous craftsmanship, amazing styling and painstaking
conceptual and physical labor evident in their execution (not to mention a
good deal of mind-blowing multi-media including an over-the-top video
montage by collaborator and visual doyen Gian Mazcour).
Hotoveli is NYC’s leading specialty fashion retailer, offering a rarified
assortment of avant-garde brands and the most unique edit of the best in
womenswear, menswear, shoes, accessories and novelty items from around the
world. The store easily rivals Colette in Paris or Hong Kong’s Lane
Crawford and takes the cake for its eye-popping aesthetic and cool
Priestess NYC is the quirky, progressive unisex label based in NYC with an
outpost in Shanghai. Creator Cody Ross favors a dramatic, almost
psychedelic aesthetic whose modern ethos fetishizes intense geometrics,
tenebrous-punk and occult references.
The exhibition (while all about creative expression, fashion and fun) aims
to unearth the contradictions and hypocrisies present in contemporary
culture, explore the relationship between commercial and avant-garde
art/fashion and redefine the relationship between body, clothing and
identity. By incorporating visceral elements and bursting energy, this
interactive life-sized montage screams with double-meaning and multiple
perspectives, allowing the creator to deny the validity of any singular
viewpoint, offering an interpretation of reality that exists in a constant
state of flux.
Check out Priestess NYC x Hotoveli New York x “Extreme Regime” at 271 West
4th Street in the West Village. On during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New
York S/S 2012 and ending October 01. Klosetkase was there.
Filed under: art, fashion | Tags: art, Clothing, Cody Ross, Crass Art, David LaChapelle, Expressionism, fashion, Guy Bourdin, klosetkase, Leigh Bowery, Marianne Aulie, Post-Modern Art, Priestess NYC, Sand Gallery NYC, Subersive Art, Surrealism, Womenswear
In the order of our chaotic, random and beautiful universe, arrest your eyes on exhibit entitled CLOWNS, CHAOS & ORDER -ravenously curated by Cody Ross and Marianne Aulie. It is to commence on September 14, during NYC 2010 Fashion Week at the ultra-modernist Galleri Sand, located at 277 West 4th Street (cross street is Perry or West 11th). This duo of a hybrid fusion of great madness purge a directional fashion/art project that leverages surrealism, absurdism, shock-and-awe, technology and rigorous construction in birthing a phantasmagoric, subversive, super-cool fashion meets abstract art. Think Guy Bourdin meets Leigh Bowery with smatterings of Takashi Murakami. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org. Klosetkase will be there.
Leah shows us just how surreal-real life can be assuming we were caricatures, because we can act as such. And in exploring human condition through her art she’s created a dialog between people, art and life.
“The content and formal elements in my paintings combine to offer an always personal, occasionally caricature-like narrative, addressing and encompassing both the awkwardness and the complexity of the human condition. Although the work is a documentation of my personal experiences, I hope that the images will evoke familiar feelings or create a sense of voyeurism – as if the viewer is peeking into a still from someone else’s life that is utterly foreign to them. My paintings are snippets of time that capture moments and function as a visual diary to create my social realism, a documentation of 30-something contemporary lifestyle and behavior.” Leah Tinari