As an active participant in all that New York City has to offer it’s hard to strut down the street without noticing a window display. Whether it’s an art gallery, a clothing store, or shoe store, the window displays provide the fashion and character of the city that can stop you in your tracks.
Today, I had the pleasure of attending an event at the Fashion Center Space For Public Art (www.fashioncenter.com). “The Fashion Center Space for Public Art is a vibrant series of public window displays which showcase the work of local artists. There are three windows in the Space for Public Art series – 215 West 38th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenue), 34 West 38th Street and 36 West 38th Street (both of which are between 5th and 6th Avenue.”
Tonight was electric. You would have never known that NYC was experiencing severe thunderstorms by the turnout. It’s like the saying goes, “the show must go on” and it did. I had the pleasure of meeting artists and board members of “The Fashion Center” who appreciate art and fashion.
Fatima Samad, is one of the artists featured in the window who I believe has the talent and flair to succeed. She creates wonderful pieces of art through jewelry. Fatima is one jewelry designer who combines natural elements from the East and West to create wearable art. Wearable art is more than art it is a symbol of being a true lover of fashion and design.
New York is a melting pot but it’s the window displays of this amazing city that tell the true story of the city. Window displays are the heart of the city. You learn so much from them; from the fashion trends, change in seasons and the vibe of the city. So the next time you walk by a window display, stop and take notice.
Tonight’s event was sponsored by: YA IndieGround House Managment
Photo courtesy of Tori Famuyiwa