New Pop-Up Exhibit Explores Harlem’s Legacy as a Fashion Hub

55 years ago, fashion pioneer Lois K Alexander Lane founded the Harlem Institute of Fashion and later, the Black Fashion museum, to show the world how the Black community was and is instrumental to American style. Today, Souleo and Beau McCall’s latest exhibit at the Schomburg Center, Showing Out: Fashion in Harlem, pays tribute to these institutions (which closed in the 2000s), Alexander Lane’s legacy …

29 Opportunities to Experience Thoughtful Art at This Year’s 29Rooms

Refinery29's flagship experiential art event returns with care and concern for the world

Before the success of the Museum of Ice Cream and the anticipation around The Museum of Pizza and other such “museums,” there was 29Rooms. For the inaugural event in 2015, Refinery29 took their readers into an immersive art experience that provided 29 separate opportunities to learn, lose themselves in art and take a picture along the way. It’s been a wild success, and a model …

Interview: Albie Alexander Hueston, Refinery29’s Creative Director, Experiential

Discussing radical creativity, digital inspiration and what makes for a perspective-changing experience in light of the site's 29Rooms exhibition

For a third year, Refinery29‘s immersive spectacle 29Rooms will unfold during New York Fashion Week (from 8 to 11 September). Quite literally 29 rooms worth of color, creativity, genuine substance and savvy for the digital generation, this experience has found a way to combine important messages with selfie-taking. Brands have a presence, as do charities, but artists are the stars here. And Albie Hueston, Refinery29’s …