This week’s edition of SundayArts dives into Fashion Week with a conversation with designer Cynthia Rowley, a survey of the Garment District and a look at fashion-focused exhibits in the museums around town. Watch the segment highlights below.
WATCH VIDEO: “Cynthia Rowley, Designer”
Cynthia Rowley’s collections are distinct for their vibrant creativity. She’s a Fashion Week veteran who knows how to keep things fresh for her fans and herself. In this profile, Christina Ha visits Cynthia Rowley’s retail space and showroom on Bleecker Street for a conversation with the downtown Fashion Week favorite.
WATCH VIDEO: “Making Midtown”
While the Fashion Week collections get their debuts in Damrosch Park, the heart of the fashion trade in Manhattan is in the Garment District. The business of manufacturing is a vital part of the fabric of New York, but it also happens to be one that’s in danger as labor and production are increasingly shifting overseas. In 2009, the Design Trust for Public Space and the Council of Fashion Designers of America teamed up to create Made in Midtown. SundayArts caught up with some of the players working to secure the neighborhood’s future as a flourishing center of American fashion.
WATCH VIDEO: “Fashion Around Town”
This week’s events and exhibits: The Fashion of Film Noir; A Decade of Style, Hats; An Anthology, 200 Years of Hats and Purses; Picasso to Koons: Artist as Jeweler – An Exhibition of Wearable Sculpture