by Stephen Garner

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In celebration of New York Fashion Week: Men’s, Bloomingdale’s has partnered with renowned New York-based artist Ryan Roa to showcase pieces from his recent gallery nine 5 exhibit Stress Points at its 59th Street flagship location. Roa’s exhibition tests the limit of industrial material by transforming basic principles of physics into artistic expression creating a dramatic environment to showcase the latest modern trends seen on the runways.

The Lexington Avenue windows, on display through February 7, feature a flowing installation emulating Roa’s Expanded Steel Relief sculptures – flowing mesh steel movement from window to window. Designers Michael Kors, Todd Snyder, Ralph Lauren, John Varvatos, Billy Reid, Ovadia and Sons, Rag and Bone, Marc Jacos, Eidos, Robert Geller, Suitsupply and Public School are peppered throughout each window evoking a flowing evolution of modern men’s fashion.

The Third Avenue windows, on display through January 31, feature Roa’s Plane Drawings, a series of geometric visual statements composed of bungee cords and hardware. Alongside the varying dimensional displays are men’s lines by Theory constructed of a new fabric called Neoteric. Each style embodies the very definition of “neoteric” with modern silhouettes, muted color palette and a lightweight yet sturdy feel.

A must see while in town for market week.