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TT Vol. 53
Pyer Moss Couture, BYBORRE & Macy's Herald Square Revitalization
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To show during the couture week in Paris, designers need to be invited by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. It’s a huge badge of honor for Jean-Raymond and his Pyer Moss label to take part.
Pyer Moss, known for imbuing his collections with political activism (check out this oral history of his 2015 show on police brutality), started the year outfitting Kamala Harris for her inauguration in January:
With being named Global Creative Director of Reebok in September 2020, it’s been a good year for Kerby Jean-Raymond.
Raquel received an unfortunate email from rag & bone this week highlighting their strange collaboration with the Disney movie Cruella, the goth origin story behind the 101 Dalmatians villainess. (The weird trailer is here.)
More intriguing is the new Nike NOCTA Hot Step Air Terra that Drake was seen wearing this week. It’s a snake skin version of the triple white color he was seen wearing earlier this year. Unlike the Cruella collection, the Hot Step Air Terra is going to sell out immediately.
We enjoyed this profile of Borre Akkersdijk, the mind behind BYBORRE. Akkersdijk studied industrial design and become interested in manipulating traditional weaving machines as well as the computer programs behind modern textiles. The label is a bit hard to describe: its a fusion of outdoor and cozy work-from-home pieces with crazy textile designs. He’s also assembled an impressive group of collaborators, including Rapha, Kapital and Natuzzi.
BYBORRE is mostly sold out on its website, but it still has some really great outerwear pieces:
Check out the full collection here.
Raquel was busy this week saving screenshots to her Things I Want photo album. The key pieces? This flow-y dress from Frankie Shop:
And this color blocked half zip sweater from Staud:
Macy’s announced plans this week to build an enormous, gleaming skyscraper atop its iconic 34th street store.
It will borrow against the existing store to finance the office tower and make upgrades to the Herald Square area neighborhood and subway entrances.
This is a smart move by Macy’s. It’s doubling down on one of its best assets - it’s iconic Herald Square store, beloved for its wooden escalator and the terminus of the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. The office tower will provide a way for Macy’s to diversify more into real estate and away from the fickle retail industry.
It’s also a win for the surrounding neighborhood: the Herald Square subway station sorely needs a facelift, and Macy’s is going to contribute to making the area more pedestrian and transit friendly.
Raquel & Chris
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