Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Fundraising Sample Sale

What: A sample sale that benefits Fourth Arts Block
Where: New York Theatre Workshop, Main Stage, 79 E. 4th Street
When: Thursday February 5th, 5:30-9:00PM

Designers Include: Lara Kazan, Bellissima, Frida's Closet designed by Sandra Paez, Misswit designed by Deborah Goldstein, Ditu designed by Layla Abramowitz, Meiling Chen, Leo Works designed by Nicole Gagne, Judith Haas, Fresh Art, Ipa-Nima, Pageant Printshop, Sarah's Handmade and artist, Mauro Baiocco.

Lara Kazan
Lara Kazan's luxury line of knitwear is full of versatility. Pieces perfect for layering in this unpredictable weather, from leg warmers (almost more boot then legwarmer), to capes, to knit dresses and fingerless arm warmers...she's got you covered!

The jewelry line by family-run company, Bellissima by Moschitto Designs is hand-made in NY of Italian resin. Our line is heavily influenced by the past (art deco/bakelite/costume jewelry heyday) with a modern wearable twist.

Frida's Closet designed by Sandra Paez
Sandra Paez's a native Mexican designer, with her line and store Frida's Closet was a pioneer in the vitalization of now famed Smith Street, in Brooklyn. Her current line of T-shirts expand on her signature use of art on cloth, combining vibrant colors, Mexican and folkloric patterns with a modern fit.

Misswit designed by Deborah Goldstein
Miss Wit designs whimsical, satirical, fashionable tees that capture the pop-cultural zeitgeist and embrace the humor, irony and elemental beauty of daily living.

Ditu designed by Layla Abramowitz
After working with the likes of Zac Posen, Ports 1961 and Parisian couturiers, designer Layla Abramowitz decided to take the fashion world into her own hands, launching luxury knitwear label Ditu in the Fall of 2007. Known for innovating the knit corset on a sweater machine and blending the constructions with couture techniques, the Ditu line is exquisitely crafted, the collection offering a range of shrugs, skirts, dresses, jackets, sweaters, camisoles and bustiers that emulate industrial architectural shapes and structures in their texture and silhouette, resulting in innovative yet functional pieces wearable by today's chic, progressive, modern woman.

Meiling Chen
Meiling's clothes explores the relationship between fashion, visual design and art. She believes a person's clothes represent an artistic means of personal expression. Her clothes often have a sculptural quality that interweaves modern and historical cultural elements and integrates the masculine and the feminine. All the garments and accessories are made in NY with organic materials, love and care.

Leo Works, designed by Nicole Gagne
Leoworks is a modern jewelry company committed to the craft, it's jewelry distinctively artistic yet never outside the circle of fashion. Based in New York City; known for innovation and ambition, the company was founded in 2002. Leoworks' designs are constantly evolving because enhancing the beauty of raw materials is an infinitive palette. The workmanship that goes into each piece reflects the hand of the maker, thus creating an unparalleled collection of intrinsically individual pieces.

Judith Haas
Handmade jewelry with semiprecious stones inspired by the architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Made in Brooklyn out of bronze, sterling silver or 10k gold by Dutch designer Judith Haas.


Since 1997, Ipa-Nima and Christina Yu have been creating Fashion accessories that elegantly fuse unique materials, vivid colour schemes, and inventive ideas in every pieces With a focus on handbags and a design-first philosophy, Ipa-nama translates fashion trends into edgy accessories steeped in soul

Design alum from Betsey Johnson and Marc Jacobs, Dana-Maxx Pomerantz, began her own line of contemporary clothing in 2007. Dana-Maxx® captures the interest of women who are looking for a high quality wardrobe that is feminine, ultra-sexy, flirty, and sophisticated! With the entire line produced in the USA, it gives tremendous value to the customer for its price points. The line has been featured on VH1, BET, and Bravo and has been distributed in the VIP gift bags at the 2007 MTV Latin Music Awards, where celebrities Hilary Duff, Avril Lavigne, and Paulina Rubio were recipients. Dana-Maxx® has also been seen on VH1 Red Carpet Host Janell Snowden at recent events including the 2009 Sundance Film Festivals and the 2009 Presidential Inauguration.

Mauro Baiocco
Mauro Baiocco, is an Argentinian artist who has developed an avid following and presence in the New York City street artist scene. His mixed media paintings are influenced by a magical blending of interests ranging from the whimsical child like characters of fairy tales to the edgy, dark and complex textural influences of Victorian and Quaker fashion, Steampunk, Mexican Retablos and sideshow and circus culture.


Anonymous said...

is there admission cover?

Anonymous said...

Admission is FREE so bring your friends along! The best part about the event is that designers are marking down their goods from 30% to 75% off retail!

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