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New York Fashion Week: Creatures of Comfort's arty inspiration
New York Fashion Week: Creatures of Comfort's arty inspiration

If you live in New York or Los Angeles, you may be familiar with the Creatures of Comfort stores, sanctuaries of cerebral, minimalist fashion that stock such brands as A.P.C., Rachel Comey and Acne Studios. The retailer behind them (L.A.'s is on Melrose Avenue) is Jade Lai, who also designs the in-house Creatures of Comfort label. Lai showed her spring collection at New York Fashion Week on Thursday. The inspiration: Artist Agnes Martin, known for abstract paintings with subtle washed pastel bands or grids of color. Martin spent part of her early career in New York, but is most often associated with Taos, N.M., where she lived and worked on and off until she died in 2004. "It...

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