Over the past eleven years, BLESS, which operates from Berlin and Paris, has earned itself an international reputation as one of Europe’s most uncompromising and innovative design labels. Since its founding in 1997 by Ines Kaag and Desiree Heiss, BLESS has been referred to as a “conceptual fashion label,” and yet the designers have developed a language beyond the narrow constrains of mere fashion. For three weeks BLESS will run a temporary shop at Ludlow 38, showcasing BLESS classics from the past eleven years. Each customized display box on exhibition will contain a selection of BLESS products and other items selected by Yasmine Gauster, founder of the BLESS shop in Berlin.
June 27–July 13, 2008