Mara Hoffman

The Best of NYFW Interpreted As Obscure Architecture

With New York Fashion Week drawing to a close, we thought we’d hand out a few unofficial awards to recap the week of mayhem and highlight what stood out in and around the collections. Given the branded whirlwind the event’s become, we decided to focus back on the art of it all, lest anyone forgot their proverbial way in the cab between Milk and Cafe Gitane. With comparisons to similarly inspiring work from our other favorite design discipline, we’ve given the genius some context, illustrating that the new guard is taking fashion to another level entirely.

From Prabal Gurung’s mind blowing show to the best street style moments, the week has solidly confirmed that New York City is the place to be if you’re a young designer today. Click through to see our unconventional round up of the week’s best and brightest, and then let us know in the comments what collections, events, or escapades made an impact on you. … Read More

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Gallery: The World’s Most Amazing Airstream Appropriations

When it comes to RVs, you’ve got your run-of-the-mill vehicles, which lead people to behavior like this, and then you’ve got the classier sort — namely the silver beauty known as the Airstream. The gleaming rock star of the RV world, the Airstream has been embraced by everyone from vintage enthusiasts to NASA since its first appearance in the 1930s. In conjunction with its Sailor Jerry Presents concert series, the retro-minded rum merchant has embraced it as well, outfitting an Airstream trailer to take its rock n’ roll mission on the road. Inspired by that iconic mashup, we went hunting for more adventurous Airstream appropriations — and we think you’ll be equally inspired by what we found. … Read More

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