Auctions Go Online

by Alex R. Travers Warhols, Lichtensteins, Patek Philippes, haute couture, antique furniture, collectible teddy bears—are people going to buy these online without physically inspecting them first? Are people going to buy unique items online? wondered collector Alexander Zacke as he and his wife put together Auctionata’s first online live-stream auction in Berlin in 2012. And …

Duckie Brown: Fall 2015

by Alex R. Travers Duckie Brown designers Steven Cox and Daniel Silver believe in evolution. Fresh thinking ignites their collections and summarizes their beliefs. For this keenly creative duo, convention must be challenged. So naturally, their men’s Fall 2015 show immediately called fashion standards into question. Right away, their set established openness. Nothing was closed …

Instant Gratification

by Alex R. Travers Photography by Margaret Gibbons Wearable tech is hitting stores. Genetically modified babies are being produced. The Internet is monitoring our every move. It appears that the opening of artist Rachel Lee Hovnanian’s exhibit, “Plastic Perfect,” a look at the relationship between digital technology and human interaction, couldn’t have come at a …