Chelsea has created an installation of intricately hand-cut paper designs for Slightly Alabama’s first retail shop which will live in the shop’s windows for the next 6 months. Her designs, which are layers and layers of hand-cut paper create the illusion of an abstract painting.
American-Nepalese couturier Prabal Gurung began his career on Bleecker Street over a decade ago with an internship at Cynthia Rowley. He launched his eponymous collection in 2009, worn by the likes of Michelle Obama, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Edward Ross is a designer and a partner from Eyesight Group with offices in New York, Paris and Milan. He began as a graffiti artist over 20 years ago and his practice has expanded into lighting design and sculptural works often playing with elements such as mirrors, reflection, and shadow. For 367-369 Bleecker Street, Edward has crafted a glass sculptural lighting installation which will live in the space for the year. Colorful gels will be added to the work throughout the year to match Prabal Gurung's seasonal collections.
Rachelle Hruska, Founder. Lingua Franca is a line of sustainably-sourced, fair trade luxury cashmere sweaters, all hand-stitched by women in NYC. Each cashmere piece is hand-embroidered with an iconic phrase, intended to promote discussion around issues of cultural and social relevance. The signature sweaters have garnered a strong following among leaders in the fields of entertainment, art, and politics. The company works with a variety of organizations to support and give back to their causes, all while promoting ethical manufacturing practices.
The New York Times hails: Ashley Longshore is Fashion’s latest art darling. Her glittery, bawdy feminist work makes noise and her business model disrupts the art world. Ms. Longshore’s sparkly rings and Christian Louboutin shoes add some “lady” to her look, a brash hybrid of hip hop star and high gypsy priestess. Linda Fargo says, “I think what's so appealing about Ashley's voice and imagery is that it's outspoken, humorous and glamorous all at the same time. Her palette is loaded with paint, makeup, glitter, body politics and witticisms you wish you had thought of!" Ashley professes on the regular: “I’m brave enough to be who I am in a society where there’s a lot of pressure to be perfect. I can only be me and I encourage YOU to be YOU.”
Fleurotica is a shoppable floral atelier and floral design workshop founded by Robin Rose. Robin has been flower whispering since childhood. She creates sculptural, ikebana-inspired arrangements using unexpected combinations and bright, magnetic blooms.
Bonberi on Bleecker, a wellness concept store, is an extension of Bonberi.com; a curated guide to food and well-being. Bonberi on Bleecker allows fans to experience our recipes and network of wellness influencers through takeaway dishes, juices and in-person activations such as panels, Q&As and educational events. Founder Nicole Berrie calls Bleecker Street home, having lived around the corner for the last ten years.
Signe Pierce is a bicoastal American artist splitting her time between New York and LA. Her work challenges social constructs via a multimedia practice of photography, installation and performance. She’s exhibited and performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, New Museum, MoCA and more. For Fleurotica and Bonberi’s hybrid space she has created floral and neon illuminated sculptures.