A hard hat is not my usual weekend attire, but when my friend Brian Bolke president and co-founder of Forty Five Ten asked to meet downtown for a rendezvous at the new store while still slightly under construction, I happily traded my Saturday morning yoga pants for safety goggles. I was honoured to get a sneak peek into the luxury flagship store Forty Five Ten on Main Street in the heart of Downtown Dallas before the grand opening event.
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Dutch mania! Last month I had the delightful experience of chatting with Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren of Dutch design duo Viktor & Rolf. Within the same week, the Dallas Contemporary opened its exhibition of Walter Van Bierendonck—coined The Cultural Ambassador of the Flanders. Add the recent abdication of Queen Beatrix and the new King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander—one must take note.
I’ve always loved Viktor and Rolf, and now that I’ve met them, I’m in love, even more, both adorable in person and their designs are pure magnificence they surreptitiously imbued a stylish irony of surreal beauty through every collection.