May 12, 2021

Todd Oldham Expands Kid Made Modern, Teams With Sloane Crosley for Book, Helps With John Waters Exhibition

NEW YORK — Highly crafted children’s wear for Kid Made Modern is one of the numerous projects Todd Oldham’s team is polishing up in his Vesey Street design studio here.
What used to be a law office is now a warren of colorful library-like rooms with eclectic art and soft-spoken staffers juggling a bevy of projects. In the nine years since he exited SoHo for lower Manhattan, Oldham and his team have had a bird’s eye view of the rise of Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus transportation hub and the neighborhood’s revival. During a Thursday morning interview, the multidisciplinarian and his business partner Anthony Longoria ran through their numerous new pursuits. As is often the case in Oldham’s way of working, he discovered the artist Patrick Hruby, who created the intricate placement prints for the Kids Made Modern A-line dresses by accident. While reviewing portfolios, as he likes to do after book signings, Oldham first met Hruby.
Another hint of the interconnectedness can be found in an elaborate animal print similar to the cardboard sculpture KMM one that children can color. Retailing from $280 to north of $600, the dresses feature some of the signature sequins and beading that Oldham once dressed models like Naomi

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