“HOMECOMING”, a week-long pop-up hub for events, programs, performances, socializing and art during New York Fashion Week is a celebration of the city’s creative community curated by Dossier Journal with a portrait studio by photographer Dan Martensen sponsored by Vans. “HOMECOMING” is taking over a storefront location on Elizabeth Street in Nolita, one of the most vibrant neighborhoods of Manhattan during one of the most exciting weeks of the year. As New York shifts and changes, the downtown artist community has become more and more fragmented. “HOMECOMING” reclaims the physical space of downtown Manhattan, celebrating the intersection of creativity in the music, fashion, street, art, literature and film scenes, bringing them all together under one roof to capture this specific moment in time.
Throughout the week renowned fashion, portrait and documentary photographer Dan Martensen will operate an old-fashioned style portrait studio that will document the international artists, fashionista’s, tastemakers, skaters, locals, athletes and New York icons that fill New York City during fashion week, creating a yearbook time capsule of this moment in New York. The shoots will include both appointments and walk-ins with key players from the fashion, street, art, film and music worlds. The “HOMECOMING” space, designed by acclaimed set designer Peter Klein, will transform daily to accommodate the week’s many activities, ranging from smaller, more intimate engagements like lectures to larger live music events and dance parties. “HOMECOMING” will serve as a gathering place during the day, providing a space for people to relax between shows, grab some coffee, hang out and have their picture taken.
“HOMECOMING” will host live performances, readings, panels, parties and art shows all curated by Dossier, a New York based magazine and cultural website. Dossier is the only independent fashion biannual publication presenting fashion in the context of culture, art and literature.
Current Evening Schedule (subject to change):
Saturday September 11 – “HOMECOMING” Space opening:
Dossier launch party with guest DJ Solange Knowles
Sunday, September 12 – Music showcase curated by Terrible Records,
with performances by Twin Shadow, Violens, Beige and Class Actress
Monday, September 13 – Legendary photographer’s Ricky Powell slideshow,
music by Chances with Wolves and performance by Rain Machine
Tuesday September 14 – Photographer’s panel moderated by Sophie Morner,
followed by an art opening curated by Caris Reid
Wednesday September 15 – Film screening hosted by Colin Askey,
followed by a cocktail reception hosted by Elle Magazine Style Director Kate Lanphear with a DJ performance by Tokyo’s DJ Maar
HOMECOMING Portrait Schedule with Dan Martensen:
Saturday, September 11th, 2010 – Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
9am – 1pm Scheduled appointments with celebrities and tastemakers
1pm – 5pm Open call
Special thanks to Vans which has come on to support this amazing project.
Since 1966 Vans has drawn influence from a Southern California culture that is as diverse as it is progressive. Incorporating elements from fashion, art and music with roots deep in board heritage, Vans offers a full range of classic footwear and apparel, evolving favorite basics each season. Vans, the original action sports footwear company, is a brand of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC). Vans are sold in the United States through more than 250 company owned stores as well as independent retailers. Internationally, Vans sells its goods in approximately 70 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and foreign offices.