FROM THE SEAPORT TO THE BOWERY
Hole & Corner invited contributors, friends and supporters to celebrate the arrival of its sixth issue at two evening events in NYC
Hole & Corner had the pleasure of two launches in a hot and humid New York last week to celebrate the arrival of our sixth issue. First up, we were at the delectable Whisper Editions with One Grand Books and wine from Long Island winery Bedell Cellars. Next we welcomed readers, contributors and supporters to the venerable ‘boys’ own’ store Freeman’s Sporting Club.
Appropriately for a September issue, we’ve turned our attention to the world of fashion this month. Like everything we feature in the magazine, the best examples of fashion are built on foundations of rare quality – craft, beauty, passion and skill are at the very core of fashion at its most inspirational. The new issue boasts interviews with such fascinating designers and makers as Philip Treacy, knitwear pioneer John Allen, heritage supremo Nigel Cabourn and Christopher Raeburn in a rare joint interview withhis brother Graeme (Lead Design – Product Innovation for Rapha). But there is also a distinct New York air to the issue, including the tale of Brooklyn screenprinters EFS Designs and contributions from (now ex- Time Out New York) Terri White and US Esquire’s Nick Sullivan.
The warm, wooden-panelled Whisper Editions, in the Seaport District, formed a perfect backdrop for an intimate evening of discussion and book readings, thanks to its effortless edit of highly collectable furniture, jewellery, photography and apothecaries. The readings were hosted by One Grand Books to accompany their Desert Island book installation. We were particularly taken by Eleanor Friedberger’s selected excerpt on Mykonos from Lawrence Durrell’s The Greek Islands and the indomitable spirit of the brilliant Richard Hell who, rather than pick another author, chose to read from his own forthcoming publication, Massive Pissed Love.
Part two found us just off the Bowery at Freeman’s Sporting Club. With its barbershop next door, it’s a place that all the best-dressed men we know go to for a locally made, classic take on sportswear and bespoke suits when they are in the city. FSC’s core tenets celebrate a ‘slow fashion’ approach, with clothes that are made well and built to last – which we thought seemed like a very Hole & Corner way of doing things…
Thank you to everyone who made it out to see us – and especially to Judith Puckett Rinella at Whisper Editions, John Callahan and Dave Coggins at Freeman’s Sporting Club and to Martin Crook and Nick Sullivan for helping us make it all happen.
Hole & Corner will be stocked in Barnes & Noble stores across America from October.