Saturday, March 28, 2009

☞ CULTURE: Harlem Rowing Part Deux

The New York Times has posted some paintings from Brooklyn's current show on 19th century impressionists that reminded us of our past post on Harlem Rowing. Albeit from Europe, many of the pieces in the exhibit, like the one above, not only illustrate the fashion of rowing at the time, but also provide a rare sense of color not available in period photographs. The Times article reminded of internationally-known, Harlem-based designer Rod Keenan (see previous post). The hats that he creates (such as the lower photo) are modeled after historic styles but updated with color and materials. They are sold at Barney's, but he does take custom orders. Truly bespoke.  Link to Keenan site.   New York Times Arts link.

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