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September 9-12, 2021   Javits Center

In Conversation: Art and Luxury

Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:00 PM

Armory Live Theater on Pier 94

Artnet News editor-in-chief Andrew Goldstein speaks with fashion designer (and Creative Director of fashion label Sies Marjan) Sander Lak regarding the crossover of two industries that share more than just values.

Where is the line between art and fashion, and is it shifting? In a time when buzzy collaborations between artists and designers have become de rigueur for major brands, when fashion exhibitions are increasingly reliable museum blockbusters, and when the distinctions between different creative fields are being blurred—if not entirely erased—by a new generation of talents, this question is more intriguing than ever.

To discuss the topic, artnet News Editor-in-Chief Andrew Goldstein will interview Sander Lak, the CFDA Award-winning designer behind the widely acclaimed fashion brand Sies Marjan, for a special live recording of the Art Angle Podcast. Known for the painterly palette of his impeccably crafted clothes, the Brunei-born Dutch designer and art collector will discuss his particular approach to the art/fashion intersection, as well as his (currently under-wraps) new collaboration involving one of New York’s most renowned art museums.

Andrew Goldstein
Andrew Goldstein is the editor-in-chief of artnet News, the world's most-read news publication covering the art world and the art market. A career cultural journalist who has spent the past decade at the vanguard of online art publishing, Goldstein was previously the chief digital content officer at Artspace | Phaidon. Prior to that, he was the editor of Blouin Artinfo, building it into the most popular art news website at the time.

A native New Yorker who cut his teeth in the trenches of the city's traditional media, Goldstein has written about art and culture for the New York Times, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Spin, Portfolio, Man of the World, the (pre-Trump) New York Observer, the New York Post, and other publications.

For one fateful year, he served as a crime and city politics reporter for the Chicago Tribune's fabled City News Bureau, covering Barack Obama's senate campaign. One summer, he worked in the New Yorker's library. After graduating from Wesleyan University with a double major in English and the Classics, he harbored dreams of becoming an archeologist, working for a stint at Morgantina, a Greco-Roman dig in Sicily. He later thought better of it and is glad he did.

Andrew lives in New York and does a little amateur apple farming on the side.

Sander Lak
Sies Marjan is a luxury, ready-to-wear label based in New York, established in 2016 under the creative direction of Dutch designer Sander Lak. Named for his father Sies and mother Marjan, the atelier is known for ethereal subversions of proportion and material, brought to life through color.

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