Yesterday saw the unveiling of Richard Chai's temporary rotating pop-up shop, the Cave, as the fourth installation in Building Fashion's series of five collaborative projects. The designer paired with Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen of Snarkitecture, an arts-meets-architecture avant-garde group, who carved out the chasmal space from an existing foam structure beneath the New York City High Line—thrifty! The store opens with a celebration hosted by The Last Magazine and will be open to the public through October 31st, noon to six p.m. Visitors will get a glacial "we're-not-in-New-York-anymore" experience as they peruse Chai's men's and women's collections displayed in irregularly shaped crevices and cut-outs and in the cavernous environment. Check out this transient icy-hot spot while it lasts at 504 West 24th Street, and get excited for the final installation featuring conceptual designer Siki Im, opening November 5th.
Now readingGo Spelunking in Richard Chai's Cave Beneath the High Line!