Soft Geometries: Fashion, Architecture, and NYC’s Garment District

A felt structure by Gabi Schillig

The Van Alen Institute is hosting a discussion tonight between designer Yeohlee Teng and architect Calvin Tsao on the relationship between fashion and architecture, civic identity and public spaces with regards to the possible rezoning of New York City’s Garment District. This program is in conjunction with their current exhibition by outgoing Van Alen Fellow Gabi Schillig, titled "Public Receptors: Beneath the Skin". Stay tuned to Fashion Projects for an interview with Gabi regarding her work in attempting to mediate the relationship between private users and public spaces using her portable, detachable felt structures.

The program tonight is from 6:30 – 8:30pm at the Van Alen Institute, 30 West 22nd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) 6th Floor. $8 for non-members, payable at the door; free for Van Alen Institute members and one guest. RSVP required to