My visit to the Dover Street Market New York

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I fell in love with Dover Street Market years ago the first time I entered the shop in London. I loved the whole concept of Rei Kawakubo and her idea to create a market of a beautiful chaos that mixed different kindred spirits together and each with their own personal view in a space that is constantly changing. The fact, as a designer, that you were in the DSM meant that you had an endorsement by Rei Kawakubo truly an honor. The love story started in London then I went to DSM in Ginza, New York and Beijing. This post is  about my visit to Dover Street Market New York earlier this week.

All of the Comme des Garcons spaces were designed by Rei Kawakubo which also include Junya Watanabe and Noir by Kei Ninomiya. Noir was new to me and beyond responding to the collection I am super curious to see what the designer, Kei Ninomiya looks like as I heard he has amazing hair. The NYC store has 7 floors and a hue transparent elevator. There are 3 non-functional pillars that pass from the ground floor to the 6th floor. I posted a photo of Magda Sayeg's knit column: "Everlasting Gobstopper (alcohol inducing)". The other columns are the London Fieldworks, wooden boxes column and Leo Sewell, recycled art column: "Rap Wrap". All of the other brands had dedicated spaces and they could design them however they saw fit. Also Rose Bakery is airy and a delight and the food is delicious, I had lunch with my friend and ASVOF contributor,  Eugene Rabkin there. I had my friend, artist, photographer, illustrator, jewellrey designer, Miguel Villalobos, model a few pieces by Comme des Garcons Homme Plus, Craig Green and sunglasses by Cutler and Gross. If you are looking to buy a pair of sunglasses the sunglass wall is truly amazing. And lastly, what a beautiful staff and I love those smiles.

The day started great with my visit to Dover Street Market New York and ended great…dinner with friends at Kiki's.




Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.