Macy’s Herald Square Features “Organic Matter” Knitwear Designs in Broadway Store Windows
“Organic Matter: Woven Artwear by Pratt Fashion” – an exhibition dedicated to the unexpected possibilities of knitwear design that ends its run at Ralph Pucci International’s Gallery Nine February 3 – moved to the iconic windows of Macy’s Herald Square for a special viewing during New York Fashion Week in February.
For the exhibition, Pratt fashion students were challenged to re-think the form, function, and design of knitwear as fine art. Pratt Trustee Ralph Pucci, renowned for his high-end mannequin, lighting, furniture, and sculpture company, partnered with the Institute and worked closely with Fashion Chair Jennifer Minniti and Assistant Professor Susan Cianciolo to select top projects. The students worked exclusively with neutral-colored yarn to complement Ralph Pucci’s classic MANNEQUIN collection in matte grey.
More than 90 projects were considered for the “Organic Matter” exhibition. The works chosen each illustrate a forward-thinking approach to knitwear.
The yarns for the student projects were generously donated by Lion Brand Yarn.
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