Boffo is a New York City non-profit organization focused on culture and the arts. Through events and exhibitions Boffo draws attention to artists and designers while often giving them an opportunity to display their work. Boffo recently announced the winners of their Boffo Building Fashion competition, an open competition that called for architects to pair with fashion designers to build temporary spaces displaying both talents. Find out who the architects and designers are after the break.
A space in Tribeca will be transformed by the architects and fashion designers into retail spaces for the designers who have never previously had their own freestanding retail space. With CFDA support, Boffo chose five fashion designers to take over the space for two weeks, beginning in September and ending in December. The five pairs of winning architects and their respective fashion designers are listed in order of appearance.
Fashion designer Nicola Formichetti is paired with Gage/Clemenceau Architects. Nicola Formichetti is, among other things, the creative director for Mugler, stylist and creative director to Uniqlo, Fashion Editor for V Magazine and V Man, fashion director for Vogue Hommes Japan and musical artist Lady Gaga. The images produced by Gage/Clemenceau Architects for Formichetti’s space show an impressive cocoon of fractured mirrors with a smooth reflective floor. The space by Gage Clemenceau Architects with Nicola Formichetti will be on display from September 8th through the 21st. The rendering by the architects is featured above.
Jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth is collaborating with TheVeryMany. Irene Neuwirth is a fine jewelry company based in Los Angeles. Her designs are fashion forward yet timeless and popular with famous clientele. Marc Fornes of TheVeryMany works with computational protocols applied to design and fabrication in his work. His proposal for Irene Neuwirth’s space includes a rendering of an organic shape that appears to be floating in the space, punctured by holes allowing different qualities of light to pass through. The space by TheVeryMany for Irene Neuwirth will be on display September 29th through October 12th.
Menswear designer Patrik Ervell’s space will be designed by Graham Hudson. Patrik Ervell is known for his innovative work with materials and his elegant, minimal designs. He has received numerous awards and was recently nominated for the CFDA Best Menswear Designer of the Year for 2011. Graham Hudson is a London based architect who designed an industrial looking space to showcase Patrik Ervell’s designs. The space by Graham Hudson will be on display from October 20th through November 2nd.
The Lake & Stars is designed by Maayan Zilberman and Nikki Dekker. It is a sophisticated lingerie collection recognized through both awards and popularity. SOFTlab of New York has designed the space for the Lake & Stars. Their rendering describes a space with flat surfaces morphing into geometric extrusions, along with a dark red curtain hovering along one side. Their space will be on display from November 10th through the 23rd.
Ohne Titel, a women’s collection by Alexa Adams and Flora Gill, is working with Easton +Combs Architects. The women’s collection is known for its high quality as well as its architectural shapes. Easton +Combs, international architecture office, presented a series of images evoking a torus shape and organic, mechanic sensibilities. The space will be on display between December 1st and 14th.