We’d really love to spend our summer vacay at a riad in Marrakech, wouldn’t you?
PS: Don’t forget about our summer vacation photo contest!
THE CAT’S OUTTA THE BAG
For the first time APT is making a RESORT collection, and it includes CAFTANS and SCARVES! We are super excited about it, and we hope you will be too. Look for them in stores and on our website this winter.
SUMMER VACATION PHOTO CONTEST!
ALL KNOTTED UP
The APT gals have been loving the most recent instillation of Orly Genger’s at Madison Square Park. The colossal rope structures are all hand crocheted - something we always appreciate - and are composed of 1.4 million feet of rope! There’s something organic about her sweeping constructions, especially since they’re framed by the blooming magnolias and cherry blossoms. It’s been an Instagram fave with the tourists, and ok fine, with us too. Take a look, and check out some of her past instillations as well.
KAFTANS ARE ALL I WANT TO WEAR
We are all about kaftans these days here at APT. Our moms and grandmothers rocked them. Elizabeth Taylor, Talitha Getty, Carly Simon, and Frida Kahlo all garnered attention wearing them. We love the history of kaftans (they were worn by women in ancient Mesopotamia), we love their simplicity and grace, and we love all their rad patterns and embellishments. Will kaftans be APT’s next design adventure?? Quite possibly!
DON’T STOP, STEVIE!
We are giddy about seeing Fleetwood Mac this weekend at the New Orleans Jazz Fest! Stevie Nicks has been enchanting the world for almost 65 years and she’s a staple on the APT boombox. We will always love her for being a musical maverick and our fashion heroine. Take a peek at some of her most fanciful outfits!
We re-encountered El Anatsui recently and are still speechless over his monumental and malleable art works. Using Nigerian liquor bottle caps and wrappers, this son of a Master weaver of kente cloth makes political and economic reference in his massive pieces to the integral role of the liquor trade in the growth of the transatlantic slave trade.
APT LOVES GIRLS WITH GRIT
Photographer Ilona Szwarc has captured the mystique of the young cowgirl spirit. We love these beautiful, somewhat awkward, and extremely brave faces.
Taken from the NYT Magazine
WORLD PEACE via BANJO
Abigail Washburn sure does strum something fierce on that banjo, and she does so with a peaceful purpose - to foster better U.S. and Chinese understanding with the power of music. Go get it girl!
ONE GUITAR, TWO DANCING FEET
A joyous spring to all you wanderers out there!
Love, The APT Girls
IT WAS A LONG TIME COMING
Performance artists Marina Abramovic and Ulay were once lovers. The last time they saw one another was decades ago on the Great Wall of China for their epic farewell hug after a decision to end the affair. As part of her 2010 retrospective at MoMA, Abramovic allowed strangers to sit across from her at a table, sharing one minute of intense silence. Unbeknownst to her, Ulay emerged from the crowd to sit before her. This video had us in tears!
SOMETIMES PEOPLE SURPRISE US
One of our favorite designers ever, DURO OLOWU, is collaborating with JC Penney. Why? We have no idea, but the collection still looks awesome.
We were recently in the magical city of Kathmandu working with cashmere workshops for next fall’s collection. Here’s a peak into the artistic process and the people behind it.
Yves Saint Laurent designed New Years cards that he sent out to friends and clients every year between 1970 and 2000.
Each card features the word Love.
We love these miniature weavings inspired by the ones Navajo women sell in New Mexico! They are woven by the gals of New Friends with Japanese fibers, paper, and wool. Check them out at www.new-friends.us.