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Friday, May 1, 2015

Runway News

                            Photo by Doug Mitchell Photography
On April 25 2015, frittelli & LOCKWOOD participated in the 6th annual Electric City Couture Fashion Show: Makers Movement at the Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs NY. As a benefit for the ongoing restoration of Universal Preservation Hall, the event drew enthusiastic attendees from all over the region. Joining other capital area designers, frittelli & LOCKWOOD presented their newest collection of handwoven men's and women's wear and accessories.

Electric City Couture Team
Producer: Corey Aldrich
Casting: Annie Delano
Hair and Make-up Lead: Claire Harris
Mens Hair: Patsy's Barber Shop
Make-up: Doria Tremante
UPH Director: Teddy Foster
Event Co-Chairs: Ardie Russell and Wayne Akey

In a new partnership, they collaborated with Christopher Mastroianni of Last Gentleman Co, Schenectady NY, who upcycles classic men's wingtips with colorful vibram soles and laces. Some of the shoes incorporate handwoven fabrics for a unique textured shoe that co-ordinated with the model's clothing.
 Photo by Lisa Miller, Studio di Luce
 Along with frittelli & LOCKWOOD, participating designers included ekologic, Vilma Mare Baltic Style, Marika Charles, and Gamakache Black. Each design company outfitted 10-12 models with each designer's collection accompanied by specially-produced music and unique lighting. After the fashion show, designers displayed clothing from the runway in a "pop-up shop" so customers could try on and order pieces for themselves. It was a sold out show and a great success!

Photos from the event are courtesy of Lisa Miller, Studio di Luce and Doug Mitchell Photography.
                                          Model Aaron Everett
                                                 Model Anthony Haywood
             "Demo" by shoe designer Christopher Mastroianni
                       Model Danielle Jachlewski
                               Group runway walk
                        Model Gaston Bonenfant
                                  Model Jessi Alcala
                               Model Kathleen Faulkner
                                          Model Nathan Brown
                                           Model Pharroh Gordon
                             Opening Scene Vignette

Friday, February 6, 2015

2015 Events

2015 Events - all shows listed here are confirmed.
Feb 18-19   American Craft Council Show, Wholesale to the Trade, Baltimore Conv Ctr, Baltimore MD, Booth 4905  www.craftcouncil.org/baltimore
Feb 20-22   American Craft Council Show, Retail Days, Baltimore Conv Ctr, Baltimore MD, Booth 4905   www.craftcouncil.org/baltimore
April 20-21   Adirondack Buyer Days, Wholesale to the Trade, City Center, Saratoga Springs NY  www.adirondack.org/2015-adirondack-buyer-days
April 24-26   American Fine Craft Show to benefit the Textile and Costume Society, Wadsworth Museum, XL Center, Hartford CT  www.americanartmarketing.com
April 25   6th Annual Electric City Couture Fashion Show- Saratoga edition, Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs  NY   www.electriccitycouture.com
April 26   Electric City Couture Fashion Show- Pop Up Shop "buy it off the runway"  Universal Preservation Hall,  Saratoga Springs  NY   www.electriccitycouture.com
July 10-12   Crafts Alliance at the Chautauqua Institution, Bestor Plaza, Chautauqua NY  http://craftsalliance.com
Aug 14-16  Berkshire Craft Fair, Monument Mt High School, Great Barrington MA   http://berkshirecraftsfair.org
September 24-27  American Craft Exposition, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe IL www.americancraftexpo.org
October 16-18   Academy Art Museum Craft Show,  Easton MD,  www.academycraftshow.org
October 23-25    American Fine Craft Show to benefit the National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC Armory, Washington DC  www.americanartmarketing.com
November 6-8   Memorial Gallery Craft Show, Rochester NY http://mag.rochester.edu/events/fine-craft-show
November 19-22   Hudson Mohawk Weavers Guild Show and Sale, Finch Pruyn House, Old Niskayuna Road, Colonie  NY    http://hudsonmohawkweaversguild.com/
December 11-13  CraftBoston, Hynes Convention Ctr, Boston MA  www.societyofcrafts.org