SECRET FORTS » 2013 » May A COLLECTION OF GOOD THINGS Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:23:46 +0000 en hourly 1 TOKEN ENGINEERED GARMENTS POST : FW13 LOOKBOOK. Mon, 20 May 2013 16:20:17 +0000 mrforts Continue reading ]]>
Here at Secret Forts, we are unabashed in our long time and extreme fandom of all things Engineered Garments. With the release of their FW13 lookbook, each look so layered, each garment so detail-rich, it takes a number of passes to dissect it properly.

With FW13, as has become something of a cornerstone for EG, Daiki and team have gone full on textile and pattern mash up.
Winter florals to plaid flannels and wide stripes to black on black, EG continues in its aesthetic evolution while remaining steadfast in its cues of influence and inspiration and consistent in vision. With summer promising to be a long and hot one, there’s plenty of time to pick each look apart and get excited for layering up again.

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EPIC FIELD TRIP : ICA, BOSTON. Mon, 06 May 2013 13:23:02 +0000 mrforts Continue reading ]]>
While back in New York for work recently, I was lucky enough to invite myself along with the brothers Corsillo on an overnight road trip to Boston. Right back to the same area of the city in which Emil had his studio after grad school, albeit greatly changed since those days. The occasion; the opening of Barry McGee’s “mid career survey” at the beautiful Institute of Contemporary Art in Fort Point for which Emil and Sandy produced a series of three (with a fourth on the way) limited edition bandanas selected by and printed with Barry’s work and exclusive to ICA and Hickorees of course. Friday morning, with the bandanas belly-banded and boxed up, we had a delivery to make. And then, beers to drink.

A long-time fan of Barry’s work, living in San Francisco in the early-mid 90s, his screws, faces and derivations on the moniker “TWIST” (TWISTER, TWISTO, etc.) were ubiquitous on the streets. (As was the beautiful work of his late wife and brilliant artist Margaret Kilgallen). The chance to attend the private opening replete with all the trappings (champagne toast, meet and great, Q & A, etc.) made the twenty-something me nostalgic for what Barry referred to, later in conversation, as the best years in the City by the Bay.

Stopped in at the famous Shady Glen in Manchester, Connecticut for a late breakfast of cheeseburgers and sundaes. Worth the detour.

AMAZE + SOKER piece commisioned by ICA along 90.

Bandanas delivered and up for display.

Q & A.

Barry invites fellow street legend Lee Quinones up to field some questions.

Pile of dreadlocks. #gross

Signed exhibition catalog. #daymade.



Back to NY and straight to LGA.

Cinelli + Barry McGee. #souvenirs

Limited edition TH-S + ICA + Barry McGee bandanas. Pre-sale at Hickorees.
Huge thanks to Richard at the ICA store for making the evening a great one.

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