Bittertang's "Walls of Wax" is this year's BOFFO Building Fashion installation, located at Pier 57 (11th Avenue and 15th Street) in Manhattan. It features menswear designer Michael Bastian’s fall/winter 2013 collection.
Ever since launching their design firm Bittertang six years ago, Michael Loverich and Antonio Torres have cultivated a reputation for their use of peculiar materials. For a 2010 sukkah exhibition in Manhattan’s Union Square, the duo created an inflatable vinyl blob filled with moss and eucalyptus leaves. For a 2011 pavilion on Governors Island, they crafted walls out of nylon stockings stuffed with bark and constructed a roof out of blow-up beach toys.