arts and culture, Fashion Designer

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Milly’s boutique has opened for the second summer in a row in the East Hamptons, offering the Milly ready-to-wear, Cabana and Minis collection. On top of that the store has a selection of gifts available (such as books and small accessories), every item in the store has been carefully selected by Michelle Smith herself.

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New this summer are the dessert jars by Dani, available for the youngest family members (see the WWD article on jars by Dani). Catch a free ride to and from the store with the Milly shuttle service, in collaboration with Hampton Free Ride. For more information on the Milly East Hamptons store, click here.

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To celebrate the second summer season of the Milly store, Michelle threw a poolside party at the Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. Co-hosts for the night were The Daily Summer and Chelsea Leyland, who was in charge of the music for the night. For more images of the event, click here.

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Photographs by The Milly Mag Blog and Milly’s Instagram.



arts and culture, Design, Inspiration, inspired

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This week we are having a closer look at the Dizon Inc. office library. The wall is full of shelves, stacked with books and magazines about art, fashion and design. They are the result of many fieldtrips to museums or design fairs and are a source of inspiration when at work. It is our creative hub during our research and concept development process when producing shows and events. Below you will find some of our favorite books.

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‘Sleepwalkers’ by Doug Aitken (for more info, click here)

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‘Ballets Russes’ by André Tubeuf and Assouline (for more info, click here)

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‘Maison Martin Margiela’ by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (for more info, click here) wrapping from 10 Corso Como

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‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’ by Bolton and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (for more info, click here)

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‘Talking to Myself’ by Yohji Yamamoto (for more info, click here)

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‘Go-sees’ by Juergen Teller (for more info, click here or here)

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“Tord Boontje’ by Martina Margetts and Rizzoli (for more info, click here)



arts and culture, Design, NYC Culture

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On Monday morning Dover Street Market re-opened with a ‘new beginning’, after they closed down the store for the weekend to execute a mini-renovation as part of their periodic transformations (every 6 to 12 months). The result is a refreshing interior offering new designers and exclusive collaborations. Among the new designers are Hood by Air and Melitta Baumeister. Some of the new exclusive collaborations available are the R.T. collection for Nike, the Kanye for A.P.C. collection and the sneaker line by Raf Simons for Addidas. With the new interior, designers and exclusive collaboration available, Dover Street Market certainly is worth the ‘Best Conceptual Store’ title awarded by New York Magazine.

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Photography by rubenvdb

 



Art, arts and culture, Dizon Inc family, dizon team, NYC Culture

This week we are featuring artist Kysa Johnson on our blog, she is a member of the Dizon Inc. family and joins us every fashion week as a freelance coordinator. We sat down with Kysa and asked her a few questions about art, fashion and food. Scroll down to see the interview and a few of her recent installations.

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What’s your favorite thing about working fashion week and what keeps you coming back every season?
The amazing people I get to work with! The camaraderie and the chance to be a part of a smart talented group of people working towards a common creative goal.

What inspires you in your own life or work?
Ohhh so much but mostly nature and science. The sense that everything we are surrounded by at all scales is subject to the same basic physical laws and principles and that these laws and principles are over-arching and elegant.

What are the 3 most played songs/albums on your iTunes?
The War on Drugs, William Onyeabor, an old mix made by my husband called “What’s the Rumpus?”

What are you watching right now?
Sooo much good TV! True Detective, Halt and Catch Fire, Veep, Louie, the Leftovers seems promising, Cosmos…. and embarrassingly I watched about 3 episodes of I Wanna Marry Harry on demand the other night. It was way too terrible to turn off.

List 3 fashion week essentials:
Clothes with pockets, coffee, lip balm

Does fashion have a place in your life out side of fashion week? If so, in what way?
Yes! I love clothes soooo much. I love finding those key pieces each year which define that particular time in your life and I have a vintage clothing fetish. I look forward to our bi-annual trips to Pittsburgh each year almost exclusively because they have fantastic and affordable vintage stores. I actually have dreams every now and again that I am in a warehouse full of vintage clothing (from every era imaginable) and it’s all free, it’s amazing.

Below: Kysa Johnson’s ‘Bank of America waiting room’ installation at The Armory Show (click here for more information about the art installation).

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Kysa’s latest exhibition: ‘blow up 250 – be it ever so humble – subatomic decay patterns after Wyandanch, Payne & Rennert’ at the Halsey Mckay Gallery. The exhibition consists out of a sculptural chalk on blackboard drawing, Johnson employs subatomic decay patterns to define a Hamptons landscape occupied by 3 homes: a wigwam typical of the Montauk, John Howard Payne’s grandfather’s humble estate, and a contemporary palatial one. (for more information, click here)

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Below: ‘blow up 181 – subatomic decay patterns after Piranesi’s Funereal Urns’, 2012.

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For more information on Kysa Johnson, please visit her website, wikipedia-page or artsy.net 

Photography by the Halsey McKay GalleryArtInfo.com and Renato Ghiazza.