Tag Archives: Alex R. Travers

Katya Grineva: “Elements of Love”

by Alex R. Travers The auditory and visual pleasures of Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium/Ronald O. Perelman Stage are worth savoring. Its structurally powerful interior, for starters, gives the Hall a rich acoustic sound. Then, there’s the stage itself, elaborately detailed in the Classical style—the perfect frame for a Steinway & Sons concert grand piano. …

Tracey Moffatt: “Spirit Landscapes”

by Alex R. Travers For Tracey Moffatt, photography and film have always been about storytelling. The Australian artist, who plays with several different printing processes, excels at creating disconcerting, voyeuristic moods. Take, for instance, her “Plantation” series, which features a narrative of a man lurking around a house—images that are both hauntingly engaging and morally …

Dunhill Spring 2014

by Alex R. Travers “Man on the move,” the stated inspiration for Dunhill’s presentation today, embraced a range of possibilities, from functionality to effortless style ready to go at a moment’s notice. The collection had a subtle edge, one grounded in timeless British classics with a few relaxed, sporty pieces sprinkled in. Take, for example, …

Bridging the Gap

by Alex R. Travers “Gap Ecology (Three Still Lives with Cherry Pickers and Palms),” Socrates Sculpture Park’s current installation by artist David Brooks, is composed of three 60-foot boom lifts filled with plants. For starters, the installation is a part of Marfa Dialogues/New York, a two-month series of events ranging from an exhibit on the …

Lucky Brand Spring 2014

by Alex R. Travers Fifth and Pacific’s Lucky Brand Jeans has a lively sense of humor. For example, the stitching of “Lucky You” on the fly of their jeans is one of the brand’s zany moves. But it’s specifics like these that give Lucky Brand a lighthearted sensibility that breeds attention to detail. Welcoming in …

Paola Quadretti Spring 2014

by Alex R. Travers Fred Buscaglione once sang, “I found my love in Portofino.” Seems as if Paola Quadretti has too. For Spring 2014, her collection echoed with effusive elements of the Riviera: the ephemeral sunset, first, in her glowing ombré evening gown, three quarter–length sleeve jackets, flare pants, and organza blouses. Fishing around for …

Michael Kors Spring 2014

by Alex R. Travers What you get at a Michael Kors show is a big, juicy, gorgeous presentation that spins through the oeuvre of the designer’s 30-plus years in the business. For Spring 2014, Kors’ collection shimmered with what could only be called a delightful liveliness. He cited the Forties and Seventies as partial inspiration, …