Last Thursday, fashion celebrated the opening of New York-based milliner Heather Huey’s two new collections and 10 day pop-up shop at Building Fashion under the highline. Huey partnered with the design firm Urban A&O to convert the HL23 Tin into an art installation space with a wall of retail. The first installation, Cocoon, consists entirely of scrap felt meticulously sewn together to create organic body sculptures and headwear. In the second, titled Asylum, Huey revisits her widely recognized black cage collection (worn by Daphne Guinness and Lara Stone); this time the exoskeletons are entirely in white.
Co-hosted by stylist Patti Wilson and fashion maven Michelle Harper, friends from notables in attendance party included stealth fashion consultant and Tiwimuta publisher Andre Walker artist Robert Knoeke and designer Victor De Souza turned out to celebrate.