This never ending heat wave has me wishing I was at the beach every day of the week. I would be heading for the Far Rockaways right this moment if it wasn't over an hour an half away by subway. Like the incredible Rockaways, Nycked, by Lorenzo Martone and Jules Kim, magically combines elements of the surf and New York City for Resort 2012. While the two seem at odds, the surreal juxtaposition of lounging on a beautiful beach in front of a housing project perfectly reflects what this strange and wonderful city is all about. Similarly, Nycked draws inspiration from elements of New York life that seem to have nothing in common with a romp in the sand. New York's architecture is reflected in the swimsuits' sexy cutouts, which have an art deco feel. Nightlife and clubkids are referenced in the disco sequins and the neon coral, electric green, and bold blue colors. And of course, black and white have a heavy presence as they are the foundations of a Manhattanite's daily uniform. Who needs to getaway, when you can take these out to the streets for a sultry staycation?
Monday, July 18, 2011