© patrik ervell - designer patrik ervell in his post-apocalyptic pop-up store
as of last thursday, menswear designer and cfda recipient patrik ervell, has moved into the eponymous boffo space in tribeca. the location is currently housing a series of five engineered pop-up stores devoted to innovative designers, and recently hosted a high-octane nicola formichetti installation. in an ode to condemned spaces, architect, sculptor and designer graham hudson has created an atmosphere of total demolition. the interior surveys a space that is more an annihilated warzone than a run of the mill, streamlined boutique. slicing through mounds of rubble, steel scaffolding and twisted concrete is a modern collection defined by sharp tailoring and the staple use of unorthodox materials such as gold foil, iron and copper rust stains, rubberized cotton and a utilitarian, minimal perspective on menswear classics.
well-known for being above the fray in the often bland/canned world of men's fashion, the merging of these two avant-gardians is sure to captivate local fashionistas and downtown art demi-gods alike. the patrik ervell x graham hudson pop-up store is slated to stand for two weeks only until nov 2. store hours: mon-sat: noon-7pm, sun: noon-6pm. location: 57 walker street [tribeca] - simon kristoph.
© patrik ervell - one of the boldest pop-ups we've seen to date