We had a great time last week at the opening of designer Billy Reid’s new Pop-Up Shop collaboration in New York. Curated alongside designer Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin, the “Crafting Fashion Pop-Up Shop” opened in conjunction with New York Design Week (May 19th – May 22nd), and offers one-of-a-kind, limited run merchandise that emphasizes craft, local production, and hand-made artisanship.
Reid and Chanin share Florence, Alabama as the design and operational headquarters for each of their brands and their support of local craft and design communities demonstrates their commitment to making luxurious handmade goods through sustainable practices, all while promoting their brands’ Southern heritage. The opening night party shared the down-South theme with an intimate live set from signer-songwriter Tift Merritt as well as glasses of Woodford Reserve bourbon, which seemed to flow endlessly all night long. As for the merchandise, expect everything from clothing and jewelry, to hand-made accessories, household knick-knacks and even dish-ware! We especially liked the intricate and wonderfully detailed textile pieces by artist-designer Susan Cianciolo and of course, the stunning, sculptural jewelry pieces from NYC-fave Pamela Love.
The shop runs through May 25th at 54 Bond Street in New York. Other participating designers include HEATH Ceramics, George Esquivel, Hugo & Marie, Imogene + Willie, Leigh Magar, Maria Moyer, Albertus Quartus Swanepoel, Tucker, and Kenlynn Wilson. The merchandise is limited so don’t miss out!