Garis & Hahn Collaborates with Fashion House M Missoni

  • NEW YORK, New York
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  • September 18, 2014

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Garis & Hahn has announced a curatorial collaboration with Italian fashion brand, M Missoni. The collaboration will feature the presentation of the M Missoni Resort 2015 collection alongside an installation of new sculptures by emerging female artist, Karen Margolis. A preview will be held by invitation-only on October 16th from 6:30-8pm at the M Missoni Soho boutique located at 426 West Broadway and the in-store activation will be on display for public viewing from October 16 through October 19, 2014. This event marks the second curatorial collaboration between Garis & Hahn and a fashion brand.
Finding commonality in materiality and color inspiration, New York based artist, Karen Margolis, was selected by Garis & Hahn to present a series of hand-dyed and beautifully-colored, cotton-covered wire sculptures to complement the presentation of the M Missoni Resort 2015 collection. The collection will be available for pre-order on October 16th and artwork by Karen Margolis will be on display and for sale through Garis & Hahn.
A novel take on the Jamaican way of life sets the mood of the M Missoni Resort 2015 collection. Hot kaleidoscopic colors of mango yellow, foliage and khaki greens, papaya orange, hibiscus and wine reds, and the use of black as a distinctive, linking element capture the energy and vitality capture of the tropical, Caribbean spirit. Compelling new material effects, smart digital prints, and fabulously imaginative knits add to the allure of this collection.
The Enso, which is Japanese for “circle” and a sacred symbol in Zen Buddhism, forms the basis of Margolis’s organic, sculptural series, or “containments”. Hollow tubes that resemble distorted human forms twist and extend from the ground, comprised of an intricate latticework of variously-sized, wire circles connected to each other in a colorful, open-celled framework that resembles the surface of soap foam bubbles. The transparent architecture offers a glimpse beyond the structural exterior to what lies beneath in a physical representation of materiality and space, which act as metaphors for the work’s psychological elements.
For this one-of-a-kind collaboration, Margolis will create two sculptural “containments” that will adorn the front window display at the M Missoni Soho boutique, with several smaller pieces placed throughout the store. Margolis has selected a color palette of maroon, orange, yellow, blue and pink serve as the color palette for this body of work, with black similarly used as a linking element.

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