Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Brookland's new Monroe Street Market is branding itself as an "arts-focused development," with over 15,000 square feet of artist studio space in addition to luxury apartments, retail, and restaurants. And for the development's official launch on Saturday, October 26, they're bringing in an artist with major fashion credentials. Street style photographer Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist will host a 30-minute Q&A session about his work during Monroe Street Market's "Arts in the Mix" festival at 2 p.m., followed by a signing session for Schuman's newest book, Closer.
Seems like public appearances in D.C. are de rigueur for bloggers lately: Leandra Medine hit the W Washington DC this week, and Bryanboy will be at Tysons Galleria October 19 for a Q&A too. Can either of them even approach the turn-out for Man Repeller in Washington, drawing more than 500 guests? The gauntlet has been set.
Besides Schuman's appearance, Monroe Street Market's "Art In The Mix" festival will include performances by D.C. musicians The Deadmen, Justin Jones, and DJ Neekola, plenty of food trucks, and an outdoor beer garden hosted by Washington City Paper and Meridian Pint. RSVP here, and hop on over to Curbed to learn more about the apartments at Monroe Street Market.
· The Sartorialist [Official Site]