Travel Los Angeles: Fresh ERRE with Andy Warhol Art at The Broad

I have travelled the world, threaded in the proudly South African fashion brand ERRE, for nearly 5 years now.

Skilled, acclaimed, and beloved (most emphatically, by me), the SA-based Fashion House, that has adorned stylish locals and Monaco’s Princess Charlene alike, produces some of the most exquisite examples of  high fashion sculpting and draping – all in the pursuit of a perfect silhouette accessible to all shapes, means, and sizes.

As a result of years spent honing their skills & design, Carina and Natasha have created their love letter to the human form: The Myri Dress.

“The Myri is a multi-way dress that can easily take you from daywear to dinner and even a trip to the beach.” – ERRE

There are buttons and loops, that are discretely and strategically placed all about the dress, that aid in transforming this one garment, into a breathe of fresh ERRE with every wearing.

While roaming about Los Angeles, I got to, once again, play with my classic black Myri Dress – which has accompanied me from New York Fashion Week runways, to the South of France, with different wearings.

The Broad is always a Bucket List location, if one is visiting Los Angeles, as it is home to one of the foremost collections of contemporary and postwar art collections.

However, most folks usually do a ‘drive-by’ the museum, for Yayoi Kusama’s awe-inspiring immersive installation ‘Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away’.

Besides the gratifying look into Infinity, there is actually more that tickles my fancy at this grand contemporary museum, situated in Downtown Los Angeles – specifically: Andy Warhol.

I love me some Andy Warhol!

Beyond the iconic pop of his pop art, as well as popular culture emulation (and parodying) of his person, I adore the wicked wit his inner circle claims of him, his curated personal style, and weirdly enough, the cadence of his voice.

Warhol is also a legend of New York’s nightlife – with a  path I traced day & night, when I was last in the city, in search of remnants of a brief & often forgotten time in The Big Apple’s party history.

Anyway, I went to The Broad while in LA, and was awed by the museums architecture (designed in collaboration with Gensler, by Diller Scofidio + Renfro), and that 2 humans (philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad) had enough money to found a whole museum!

I was there for the dazzling innovative audience engagement the place garners, along with their rotating poignant exhibitions. The Broad museum has free general admission too, thank goodness, so I comfortably walked the 120,000-square-foot building all day, looking at artworks of nearly every subject and medium, across two floors of gallery space.

…and challenged myself to take the near wearable art I was wearing, in the Myri Dress, and redesign it in a space made to celebrate design and innovation.

Think you can rework the Myri into a few more designs?

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