WAG’s December issue features a story about Allison Eden.
We first met the Brooklyn-based mosaic artist earlier this year at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in Manhattan, spotlighting her unique work as part of our ICFF coverage here in WAG Weekly.
And when we heard about the Allison Eden Pop Art Collection – a vivid new line of fabrics – we knew we had to find out more. That led to a feature story on the stunningly creative collaboration between Eden and Hudson Valley’s noted textile supplier LebaTex. Working on the story, we got the chance to not only catch up with Eden but also visit with Stacy Garcia, the LebaTex founder, in her Nanuet headquarters.
It’s quite a collection, as you’ll see in our December print issue – and online at wagmag.com.
In talking to Eden, she told us she had been selected – for the second year in a row – to create holiday windows for Bloomingdale’s 59th Street in Manhattan.
When she invited us to the unveiling, of course, we said yes. And that found us on Lexington Avenue the evening of Nov. 21 for the event spun around the themes of “The Greatest Showman,” 20th Century Fox Film’s latest. Opening Dec. 20, the circus-themed movie starring Hugh Jackman traces the story of P.T. Barnum.
Bloomingdale’s offered an exciting event featuring themed entertainment (think stilt walkers, acrobats and more), an appearance by Zendaya, who stars in the film, and a performance by Keala Settle, who portrays the Bearded Lady in the movie.
We also caught up with Eden, who posed for a few photos – and greeted her many fans – in front of her vibrant work.
Bloomingdale’s “Greatest Holiday Windows” bring music from the film to life in a series of scenes that sparkle with 7.6 million Swarovski crystals. Related store events include a pop-up shop featuring the “greatest gifts,” inspired by the film. In addition, Bloomingdale’s is also featuring the “greatest” Little Brown Bag. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the collectible bags will go to Bloomingdale’s longtime holiday charity partner, Child Mind Institute.
Catch Eden’s work – and all the windows and festivities – throughout the holiday season.
– Mary Shustack