Architecture studio Bureau V launches its first menswear capsule collection, to be presented during New York Fashion Week.
About the Collection
Bureau V’s capsule collection takes as its point of departure 19th century German architect Gottfried Semper’s Stoffwechseltheorie, a historical theory that describes how forms derived from material-specific practices often shift into other materials, creating valuable lingering forms that bear no material justification.
launch: Bureau V, “Capsule Collection.”
6.00–9.00 p.m. / Dillon Gallery
555 W. 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
The collection expands upon this theory from material practices to utility at large. Taking extreme performance-driven forms (such as bicycle bib shorts and fisherman’s waders), the collection shifts both the clothing’s material and its context, removing much of the utility from the work, and thereby re-contextualizing material formal artifact as sculptural gesture.
The collection is presented by BYCO, a tech-platform for design, which has an ongoing project to collaborate with designers to create work outside of their respective discipline.
The presentation will feature music by Brandon Stosuy, Editor at Pitchfork, and author of the metal column Show No Mercy, and Robin Carolan, founder of Tri-Angle Records.
About Bureau V
Founded in 2007, Bureau V designs architecture and experimental projects ranging from cultural and commercial work to performances, installations, and events. The studio is led by three partners, Stella Lee, Laura Trevino, and Peter Zuspan.
Clients and collaborators have included cultural institutions such as the Original Music Workshop and the Montello Foundation, as well as artists and designers such as Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Early Morning Opera, Arto Lindsay, and Mary Ping.
Bureau V projects have been exhibited or performed at the Guggenheim Museum, the Venice Biennale of Art, Inhotim, the Sophiensaele, the Performa Biennial, and Los Angeles’s REDCAT Theater. The studio’s projects have received support from Saatchi & Saatchi, the Art Production Fund, West of Rome Public Art, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Bureau V’s most significant project to date, a chamber music hall in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2014.
BYCO is a platform for creating, discovering, and shopping good design. For designers, BYCO is a one-stop-shop to submit designs for men’s and women’s clothing and home accessories. BYCO handles the sampling, production, distribution, photography, marketing, and sales with designers receiving a percentage of the sales from their pieces. For shoppers, BYCO offers innovative and quality-made design, produced in limited edition, with some of the most talented designers from around the world.
About Brandon Stosuy and Robin Carolan
Brandon Stosuy is Editor at Pitchfork, where he writes the metal column, Show No Mercy. For the past four years he’s been a Music Curator for MoMA PS1’s “Warm Up” series. ADAC, his second collaborative book with Matthew Barney, was published earlier this year by Dashwood.
Robin Carolan is the founder and owner of Tri Angle Records. Since starting in 2010 Tri Angle has released records by acclaimed electronic artists The Haxan Cloak, Holy Other, Evian Christ, Forest Swords, Clams Casino and Balam Acab.
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