Despite autumn being the season for awe-inspiring natural hues, we so easily find ourselves creeping into the comfort of dressing in blacks and browns. Perk up your cold-weather wardrobe with vivid pieces from the United Colors of Benetton?s Art of Knit pop-up shop.
Putting its signature assets (color and creativity) on full display, the Italian line has transformed a garage space on the corner of Crosby and Houston into a sweater haven meets modern art gallery. The full-spectrum boutique is filled with Benetton?s fall collection of knitwear staples--along with quirky woven objects, everything from a banana to a basketball hoop and a snorkeling mask to a watermelon slice, lining the walls.
But what makes the concept store truly worth a visit is its commitment to boundary-pushing yarn art: The centerpieces are massive installations depicting Kama Sutra positions by Cuban artist Erik Ravelo. While it?s all in good fun, it might be best to limit the outing to adults only (simply to avoid any inevitable awkward conversations).
You?ve never shopped for Fair Isle like this.
Open through December 31; 135 Crosby St. (at Houston St.); benetton.com/popup