By the time the City of New York passed the zoning resolution of 1971 permitting mixed residential and work use in Soho, artists had long laid claim to the district’s cast iron buildings. The subsequent years saw an explosion of the arts in Soho, which later paved the way for galleries, and eventually luxury retailers that occupy the cobble stone streets to this day. There is still a bit of artistry happening in Soho, a glimpse of which the latest Spring / Summer 2017 issue of Self Service provides courtesy of a story by photographer Craig McDean and stylist Alastair McKimm featuring amongst others Binx and Selena Forrest. Readers could be forgiven for doing a double take when they lay eyes on Binx (pictured), wearing a vintage black motorcycle jacket by Harley-Davidson. It’s not the leather, however, it’s the blonde coif and double exposure effect that makes Binx appear as she has never before appeared. Artistry, then might not be the dominant over commerce in Soho, but this story certainly suggest there is life yet in the neighborhood.
Credits include: Publication, Self Service N°46 Spring / Summer 2017; Title, “Soho Lofts, New York, December 8th, 2016”; Photography, Craig McDean; Styling, Alastair McKimm; Hair, Shay Ashual; Makeup, Francelle; Photography assistance, Nick Brinley, Nick Krasznai, Kris Shacochis, Maru Teppei; Styling assistance, Lauren Davis, Sydney Rose Thomas; Hair assistance, Rebekah Calo, Taichi Saito; Makeup assistance, Takahiro Okada, Mika Shimoda; Casting, Piergiorgio Del Moro, Samuel Ellis Scheinman; Set design, Jack Flanagan at Magnet; Digital, Nick Ong.