GAL APPROVED! Uniqlo Spring 2020 Fashion Preview. Celebrate Natural Art and Chinese New Year At The Met!By Maureen Martin | January 31, 2020 | Food Fashion Style
CELEBRATE. This weekend The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host its annual Lunar New Year Festival. On Saturday, Feb. 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rat will feature dozens of engaging programs—for visitors of all ages—that reflect traditions from across Asia. Look for Sesame Street Puppeteers Featuring Alan Muraoka along with artist-led workshops and interactive gallery activities including a hand-pulled noodle demonstration. The cost? The price is simply admission to the Met. The event is made possible in part by the E.H.A. Foundation and Tiger Baron Foundation.
WEAR. The world of fashion is rapidly changing. Literally, one day you are in and the next day you are out and banished from existence! Uniqlo is jumping on the high-powered sustainable train with a spring collection that is stylish, eco-friendly and resourceful.
SEE. Described as “Artists explore the meaning and identity of natural materials ranging from bacterial cellulose and fungus to cultured pearls and volcanic rock as a base for creation” is MaterialNess – An Art Installation premiering in New York City. The show is a compelling visual exploration of the extraction and exploitation of materials found in nature and or created by nature and transformed into materials that become waste. Created by the students and alumni of The Bezalel Academy, some are beautiful, some toxic and some just make you think. The installation also includes a video created by a multi-media artist who reworked sounds, images and even lyrics in her piece. For those interested in a longer focus and reflection, pieces from the show are available for purchase. Open to the public through February 2, 2020.
photo credits: The Metropolitan Museum, Amanne Media