Christopher Fischer Collection

The Christopher Fischer team has been inspired by 80 Wooster Street's historic past in the 1960's & 1970's as a focal point for the NYC art scene. In its former identity as Fluxhouse II, the building at 80 Wooster Street served as a who’s who for the nascent NYC Fluxus art movement, hosting such celebrities as John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Andy Warhol.

The new look of the Christopher Fischer Cashmere SoHo boutique has taken style cues and inspiration from this rich history as a meeting place for influential New York City art scene personalities.

In 1967, George Maciunas transformed the former factory at 80 Wooster Street into Fluxus Cooperative II, the first artists coop in the city, and gave influential artists the opportunity to launch their careers. Illegal Living, by Roslyn Bernstein and Shael Shapiro (and available at the Christopher Fischer boutique) tells the history of the building in great detail.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono used the space to do whatever it was they chose to do. Philip Glass gave his very first performance there before becoming one of the most influential contemporary composers in the world. Allen Ginsberg held readings there. Pioneering video artists Jonas Mekas and Nam June Paik hosted screenings of their work. Andy Warhol held court before those seeking their “fifteen minutes of fame.”

Taking additional inspiration from avant-garde and contemporary stores in Paris, Berlin and Tokyo, the SoHo store is re-presented to reflect a downtown edge with one of a kind cashmere pieces, handmade leather jewelry, and hand carved furniture sourced from Africa and Indonesia.