The city is buzzing with creativity this spring—don’t miss these local highlights.
The Oscar de la Renta x Larroudé collab comes just in time for summer.
In Perfect Step
With co-founder Marina Larroudé at the helm, her namesake brand has made a major splash since launching, and now the label has announced its first-ever collaboration—with Oscar de la Renta. Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, co-creative directors of Oscar de la Renta, collaborated with Larroudé and her design team to create a chic line of exclusive shoes for their spring 2022 collection. Kim and Garcia’s prints are paired with Larroudé’s definitive style on classics like the Ivy, Miso and Cali silhouettes. “Oscar himself has always been a huge inspiration to us,” Larroudé says. “As a burgeoning young label with big dreams and even bigger ambition, we couldn’t have dreamed of a better partner.” Kim and Garcia didn’t hold back their excitement either, noting they were inspired by the edible magnolia flower and wanted to capture its essence in the spring/summer 2022 collection prints. Kim and Garcia also note working with Marina was a joy, saying she’s an inspiring collaborator with a focus on women’s empowerment. –CK
AMAFFI’s Selena scent
In this season of rejuvenation, AMAFFI Perfume House is highlighting its most decadent artisan-quality scents, crafted with natural ingredients and sustainably grown flora. The Selena perfume blends notes of orris root, iris oil, rose and ambrette, and is packaged in delicate glass, adorned with a medallion image of Selena, the Greek goddess of the Moon, and crowned with handpolished crystal. From the same collection comes Poseidon, which evokes power and magnificence through notes of orange blossom and juniper. Similarly, Savanna offers sparkling shades of jasmine, mimosa and neroli swirled together in an emerald green crystal glass vessel. These springtime essentials are exclusively sold on the AMAFFI website and in-store at the brand’s first U.S.-based boutique, which opened on the Upper East Side last winter. 44 E. 57th St.–ZL
Maverick’s pool offers a tranquil escape.
Newly minted luxury condo development Maverick Chelsea places wellness at the forefront, featuring multiple levels dedicated to rest, relaxation and wellness. One of the most impressive facets is the 60-foot indoor bronze lap pool, neighboring the lounge. In addition to the pool is a wood-lined wellness room for yoga, a Himalayan salt-lined meditation room, a massage room, steam and sauna rooms, and a spacious fitness center. “Including an entire level of wellness in Maverick wasn’t just important but rather a requirement,” says Alex Lundqvist of Douglas Elliman. Venture up to the rooftop, where 1,900 square feet await with a serene beach lounge, a full outdoor kitchen for entertaining and a fire garden ideal for summer bonfires. “Wellness and self-care are at the core of true growth,” Lundqvist says. “We wanted to make sure that residents could not just have a place to live but also a place to maintain their self-care and mental wellness.” 215 W. 28th St.–CK
A Fresh Face
SkinCeuticals is bringing relaxation and rejuvenation to the Upper East Side at its long-awaited SkinLab in partnership with Tribeca MedSpa. Enjoy an expert skincare assessment using the SkinScope LED diagnostic, which uses UV light to highlight subskin damage. The SkinLab’s treatment menu offers three signature treatments, all created in collaboration with top physicians. Each service takes no longer than an hour, assuring guests will leave glowing, even if opting for an aesthetic service, such as injectables, fillers and laser treatments. 1231 Third Ave.–ZL
Made In America
The Met is set to unveil the latter half of the Costume Institute’s two-part exhibition, In America: An Anthology of Fashion. This second part will be hosted in collaboration with the museum’s American Wing to continue their mutual goals of “presenting more expansive and inclusive narratives, particularly by women and artists of color,” says Sylvan Yount, the curator in charge of the American Wing. The exhibition will chart the evolution of American style, displaying womenswear and menswear in scenes of varying temporality. Plus, eight film directors will create cinematic vignettes, or “freeze frames,” within each period room. May 7-Sept. 5, 1000 Fifth Ave.–ZL
Ballgown, Marguery Bolhagen (American, 1920-2021), circa 1961, part of The Met’s In America: An Anthology of Fashion exhibition.
Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” emphasizes the late visionary’s legacy and cultural impact, presenting brand-new, previously unseen pieces from his archive alongside artistic staples from his dynamic, multifaceted career. In the Brooklyn Museum’s Great Hall, visitors will see tributes to Abloh’s collaborations with Takashi Murakami and Kanye West, among others, as well as distinctive materials from his fashion label, Off-White. The exhibition journeys through two decades of Abloh’s career, including his historical leadership as the first Black menswear artistic director for Louis Vuitton. Anne Pasternak, the Brooklyn Museum’s Shelby White and Leon Levy director, says, “We’ve been working with Virgil and his exceptional team on the Brooklyn Museum presentation of his exhibition for more than three years, and throughout we’ve had a single goal: to celebrate his explosive talent and the ways he kicked open doors for young BIPOC artists.” July 1-Jan. 29, 2023, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn–ZL
Photography by: SHOE AND PERFUME PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRAND; PHOTO BY WILLIAMS BY NEW YORK; COURTESY OF THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART; PHOTO BY JUERGEN TELLER