Color, pattern and texture combine for my sublime collaboration with Barneys as they document a day in my process of creation. Given a playground of Missoni pieces to express my visual vocabulary, new compositions come into maximal form. The journey, never linear, is part of the multisensory experience, one in which I feed from. Art and fashion for me are a fix, each realm in origin are personal and unique. Maintaining an air of mystery in his technique, the pairings begin to interweave at John Miserendino’s exhibition of dye injected marble slabs at Louis B. James. An aesthetic dream, the color is suspended from within creating an inherently alien field of gradations. Miserendino’s rhythmic placement of the panels and book matched diptychs dance well with Missoni’s slices and cascading lines. Left wanting to play more, the narration skips uptown for Haegue Yang’s environmental installation at Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim. Throwing on a lavishly patterned Missoni mini dress I am immersed in Yang’s, Series of Vulnerable Arrangements — Voice and Wind. Here, complex formations of Venetian blinds form moire patterns while industrial fans and wind machines swirl on intermittently as scent emitters spray Ocean Mist into my hair. As the signature Missoni waves fold into the layers of colored lines these elements are suggestive of the new meaning that can be held in what is known. Just a taste, an eye into the way stepping outside myself and dissociating from my original context has become my way into expression and more is revealed on Barneys The Window.
Above right: Haegue Yang, Series of Vulnerable Arrangements — Voice and Wind, 2009 x Missoni Mare Zigzag Knit Cover-Up Dress
Lower right: John Miserendino, untitled (mattias and junga), 2015 x Missoni Mare Zigzag Knit Cover-Up Dress
Lower left: John Miserendino, untitled (here but hanny), 2015 x Missoni Mare Zigzag Knit Caftan
Louis B. James, John Miserendino, your pores smaller
Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim, Haegue Yang, Series of Vulnerable Arrangements — Voice and Wind
Hair by Cosma De Marinis, Makeup by Samantha Dametta, Styling by Jasmine Snow, Photographs by Jason Gringler