Summer is here, officially. There are signs: there is, of course, the solstice and the LGBT Pride March. But there are more subtle markers in the city: socializing on fire escapes; weekends that are thinner with locals and thicker with tourists; and no one wears anything. This latest ritual was challenged on June 23 as writers, agents and editors roamed the city to celebrate the second anniversary of the literary magazine The Drift, hosted at the David Zwirner Gallery on East 69th Street. Guests in understated garb listened to speeches from The Drift’s editors, novelist Joshua Cohen and an abbreviated Hilton Als, who curated the gallery’s current exhibition of Frank Walker’s work.
on on the afternoon of June 24, as things got busier, the Consulate General of Sweden hosted its annual midsummer festival in Battery Park. Nordic families and their friends gathered on blankets and danced around the midsummer pole, some decorated with corollas. Across the East River, models and aspiring fashionistas crowded the barricades at Pier 1 to witness New Wave New York, a fashion show hosted by MADE, an IMG-owned platform that nurtures young fashion talent, and the Public School label first seen 10 years ago with MADE. The show featured works by five young design talents and was followed by an after party at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. As the fashion show ended, the rapper Nas boomed his verses from a barge bobbing along the pier. A gentle rain fell. A man in a beret and tank top kissed another passionately under his cooling drops. June is already done. Imagine that.
“Afro influence is everything. Everywhere you look there is some black influences, including punk.” — Thai Richards, a fitness model who attended the MADE party.
“I took the pictures. I made the jacket so I could wear it.” — Nathaly Delacruz
“I’ve been feeling this chameleon jungle green and Yves Klein blues lately.” — Pari Ehsan
The most dressed has great outfits from upstairs, downstairs and all over the city.