The End of Fancy Shopping - PhMuseum

The End of Fancy Shopping

Vytenis Jankūnas

2020

My project is a visual story of “The End of Fancy Shopping,” as I call it. Due to NYC Covid lock-down most stores closed, or went out of business. I focused on the fashion industry meltdown during the quarantine. Most of the boutiques and high fashion stores removed their products and left stores empty with the lights on, thus creating this new appearance of the clean geometry of empty shelves and total abandonment at the same time. Nobody knew what’s next... And next was a public unrest; protest marches and looting due to the social tensions after police savagely killed George Floyd in Minneapolis. Neighborhoods, like SoHo, suddenly transformed in to what they were decades ago: inhabited by local artists, no fancy fashion stores and revival of the true street art.

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  • The End of Fancy Shopping - Lagerfeld

  • The End of Fancy Shopping - New Home In Front of Talbot's on Madison Avenue

  • The End of Fancy Shopping - Taking Shelter

  • The End of Fancy Shopping - Empty Giuseppe Zanotti Shoe Store on Madison Avenue

  • The End of Fancy Shopping - Unrest in NYC

  • The End of Fancy Shopping - Empty Bottega Veneta fashion Store on Madison Avenue

  • The End of Fancy Shopping - Empty Fashion Boutique in
    SoHo

  • The End of Fancy Shopping - Empty Repetto Boutique in SoHo

  • The End of Fancy Shopping - Versace Not Anymore

  • The End of Fancy Shopping - Street Art Revival in SoHo

  • The End of Fancy Shopping - A Last Piss on Balthazar

  • The End of Fancy Shopping - Empty Emilio Pucci Fashion Store on Madison Avenue

  • The End of Fancy Shopping - Little "Looters" in SoHo

  • The End of Fancy Shopping - Empty Shelves of Celine Fashion Store on Madison Ave

  • The End of Fancy Shopping - Occupy SoHo

  • The End of Fancy Shopping - Hugo Was Here

  • The End of Fancy Shopping - Empty Giuseppe Fratelli Shoe Store on Madison Avenue

  • The End of Fancy Shopping - The Change on Broadway

  • The End of Fancy Shopping - Locals Taking Back Their Neighborhood of SoHo

  • The End of Fancy Shopping - On A Guard of Fancy Shoppers


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