Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Fall/Winter 2012 NYC Launch Video Recap

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Fall/Winter 2012 NYC Launch Video Recap

On October 23rd 2012, in an abandoned building in downtown New York over a thousand people gathered to celebrate the most interesting and exciting design collaboration so far. I was one of them and got to witness the launch of the Maison Martin Margiela for H&M collection and have to say the detail put into the presentation was nothing short of exceptional. The unique event was held across many floors of 5 Beekman Street, a historical building in the city’s financial district. Guests were able to discover the collection in dance performances by noted choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and through specially commissioned art installations, before DJ’s kept the party going into the early hours. Celebrities at the event included Kanye West, Alan Cumming, Helena Christensen, Margareta van den Bosch, Julianne Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Selma Blair, Doutzen Kroes and many others.

The Maison Martin Margiela with H&M collection will be available in selected stores and online on November 15th.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 40th Anniversary Exhibition

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 40th Anniversary Exhibition

Now through Saturday, Audemars Piguet will be running an exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of their historic Royal Oak. The Park Avenue armory houses 100 timepieces, many of which have never been unveiled to the public. Expert some amazing modern art to be showcased at the exhibit as well. Dan Holdsworth’s photopraphy of the Vallée de Joux, where Audemars Piguet is based will be on display, alongside artist Davide Quayola’s installations experimenting with photography, geometry, sculpture and audiovisuals; and Sebastian Leon Agneessens’s multi-channel sound installation. Hodinkee shot a pretty solid video of the exhibition pre-launch so there’s a lot to check out in terms of how the space transformed into what you will see if you get a chance to stop in.

Por Homme | NYC Events [For Men]

Por Homme | NYC Events [For Men]

So I’ll be honest, we get turned to tons of events going on in the New York City area on the regular and it’s really tough for us to highlight each and every single one. We’ve been working at this for quite sometime but didn’t really know what direction would be best for Por Homme and its readers. I think we’ve landed on a layout you guys will appreciate. Plus, we’re the first men’s style site to ever do something like this.