As of last thursday, menswear designer and cfda recipient Patrik Ervell, has moved into the eponymous Boffo space in Tribeca. The location is currently housing a series of five engineered pop-up stores devoted to innovative designers, and recently hosted a high-octane Nicola Formichetti installation. In an ode to condemned spaces, architect, sculptor and designer Graham Hudson has created an atmosphere of total demolition. The interior surveys a space that is more an annihilated warzone than a run of the mill, streamlined boutique.
Slicing through mounds of rubble, steel scaffolding and twisted concrete is a modern collection defined by sharp tailoring and the staple use of unorthodox materials such as gold foil, iron and copper rust stains, rubberized cotton and a utilitarian, minimal perspective on menswear classics. Well-known for being above the fray in the often bland/canned world of men’s fashion, the merging of these two avant-gardians is sure to captivate local fashionistas and downtown art demi-gods alike.
Photographer: Evan Joseph