Nordstrom flagship store in New York City is best known for its unique wave-form glass façade and seven floors of lifestyle including clothing, shoes, accessories, beauty, home goods, restaurants, cafés and bars. It also commissions local, national and international artists to create original artwork and installations inside the store. From September 17 to October 29, it will be home to an exhibition where the celebratory exploration of Black culture, art and fashion comes together.
Styling: Black Expression, Rebellion, and Joy Through Fashion is a sartorial escapade through the multifaceted representations of contemporary Black style and their cultural significance. The exhibition celebrates the legacy of using personal style to channel self-expression, rebellion, and joy as inspired by movements such as the Harlem Renaissance. Thus, giving substance and expansion to the meaning behind making a “fashion statement.”
It features the works of artists including Anthony Olubunmi Akinbola, Elan Cadiz, Willie Cole, EPPERSON, Felicia Megan Gordon, Gregory Gray, Hollis King, Beau McCall, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Busayo Olupona, Yelaine Rodriguez, Dianne Smith, Stephen Tayo, Ricky TheJones of AfrolipglossOriginals, and Margaret Rose Vendryes.
Curation is by Souleo, best known for his entertaining and informative events, exhibitions, and cultural programs at the New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. The exhibition is presented in partnership with Long Gallery Harlem, a trusted resource for art collectors and makes critical work broadly accessible to the public.
The 'Styling: Black Expression, Rebellion, and Joy Through Fashion' exhibition is open to the public Monday to Saturday from 11am to 7.30pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 6pm. It is free for public viewing. Simply turn up and walk through the various installations in Nordstrom NYC.
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