NY Destinations: Angelo Galasso & The Plaza Hotel.
A richness In materials & philosophy is a driving force in today’s Menswear - lines that carry not only luxury goods but ideals that illuminate lifeless garments. Angelo Galasso, a world-renowned Italian Menswear & Haute Couture designer, used that mentality & manifested it into a physical presence with his very first US flagship store In New York at the Plaza Hotel.
For those unclear as to how prime & at the same time, extremely rare this sort of space is, know this: for a location that is a National Historic Landmark, accruing 450 million USD in renovations, & regularly being unavailable for reservations months at a time to allow its Edwardian Room to be revived as it were, into a flagship store for a Menswear line… is practically unheard of.
Galasso’s line, however, fits in perfectly with the location as it compliments the masculinity of the Edwardian Room, with its strong oak paneled walls & trussed ceiling - now outfitted with impressive shirting, outerwear, & black glossed mannequins. As Galasso puts it, “passion, sensitivity and a touch of self-irony Is the only way to remain in the path of creativity.” Enjoy.