Building Fashion Contest, NYC

Recently announcing their first winners, Architizer’s new contest challenges architects to create innovative site-specific spaces that blend fashion with architecture.

The Building Fashion project tasks designers with using NYC’s attractive elevated park, the High Line, as a location for an installation that will highlight the work of one of the featured fashion designers. The first of the six contests-sponsored by Supima Cotton-chose Konyk as the winning architectural firm whose temporary construction will be on display in the garden underneath the High Line until NYC’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in September 2010.

Each of the remaining five competitions invites architects to build pop-up stores for specific designers, including CFDA 2010 Menswear nominee Simon Spurr. These mini boutiques will live for ten days each at the base of HL23, Neil Denari’s striking new building next to the High Line.

The winner of the first competition is the firm Collective, who will design Spurr’s pop-up store, set to run from 15-25 July 2010.

Read the original blog post here on Cool Hunting