Design Dispatch

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

Inside the Barneys flagship in New York. (Photo: Scott Frances)

Breaking with Barneys

Executive vice president and creative director of Barneys New York, Dennis Freedman, has left the company. However, he will continue to curate an upcoming installation for the retailer, which will juxtapose sculptures by the artist Louise Bourgeois and Comme des Garçons clothing designed by Rei Kawakubo.

Portraits of the 21 shortlisted candidates for the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. (Photo: Courtesy LVMH)

Fashion’s Fresh Faces

Luxury conglomerate LVMH has released a shortlist of 21 fashion designers for its annual LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. The up-and-comers will be evaluated by a jury of the industry’s leaders, including Nicolas Ghesquière, Riccardo Tisci, and Delphine Arnault.

Hudson's Development by SHoP in Downtown Detroit. (Image: Courtesy Bedrock, via The Architect’s Newspaper)

Motor City Manufacture

New renderings have been released for a mixed-used development in downtown Detroit, designed by New York-based SHoP Architects in tandem with local firm Hamilton Anderson Associates. “The driving force behind our design for the Hudson’s site is to create a building that speaks to the rebirth of optimism in the city’s future and an experiential destination that positively impacts Detroit in a meaningful way,” said SHoP principal William Sharples.
[The Architect’s Newspaper]

Issue 97 of Parkett. (Photo: via Fat Buddha Store)

Out of Print

Celebrated art journal Parkett will cease publication after 33 years. In a letter sent to readers, the editors noted, “One of the major factors behind this decision is the radical change in reading behavior brought about by our digital age.”

Gucci’s fall 2017 collection. (Photo: Venturelli/WireImage, via The Cut)

Michele’s Magic

Alessandro Michele debuted Gucci’s vibrant, eclectic fall 2017 collection at Milan Fashion Week. The New York Times‘s Vanessa Friedman praised the show: “They gave the fantasy a much-needed relevance. The imperative to encompass both escapism and the issues of the current day can be an awkward balance to strike. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.”
[The New York Times]

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