MoMA’s “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” Exhibition and Collection

111 garments and accessories that altered our perception of style, and 12 pieces you can buy

In 1944, architect and curator Bernard Rudofsky assembled “Are Clothes Modern?” at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art. It was the first of its kind—a fashion exhibition addressing the design, manufacturing and culture around clothes that seemed to be caught in the grips of pre-WWII traditional attitudes. On 1 October 2017 a similar exhibition, and the museum’s second look at clothing and accessories—both past and future—will …

Paul McCarthy + The Skateroom at MoMA Design Store

Limited edition skateboards bring the artist's PROPO series to a new medium, with sales benefiting charity

Los Angeles-based artist Paul McCarthy, known for paintings, performance, photography and mixed media works that tackle our perception of everyday activities and the darker side of Western culture, has partnered with arts organization The Skateroom for a new charitable product. Applying his harsh, humorous PROPO series of images—photos taken in 1991 of objects he used in performances between 1972 and 1983—to a line of skateboards, …

Interview: Denise J Reytan

The Berlin artist's "wearable collages" mix vivid colors, silicone, precious gems and more

While many jewelry designers stick to classics like gold, silver and semi-precious stones, Denise J Reytan builds her “wearable collages” from the most unusual colors and materials. Silicone, textiles and even custom-casted plastic objects are juxtaposed together in necklaces and bracelets, and the results are not outlandish or gaudy, but instead uniquely graceful. More conceptual pieces of art, Reytan’s accessories are equally sought after by …