March 13 - 16, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 13 from 5 - 8PM
Hours: March 14 & 15: 11am - 6pm; March 16: 10am - 2pm
In its second edition, The Fair 2019 brings together independent fashion designers, artisans, and collectives to present their current spring/summer collections in a unique sales event benefitting the Evanston Art Center curated by Katrin Schnabl. The public will have the opportunity to shop a curated selection of fashion, accessories and objects created by the participating designers and guest artists at THE FAIR, a unique art-meets-fashion pop-up showroom at the Evanston Art Center.
Featured designers include Anna Brown, Andrea Reynders and Gillion Carrara of the collective we are MATERIAL, Anke Loh, Hvnter Gvtherer, Jack Cave, Leon Litinsky, Mizel, and Katrin Schnabl.
Each collection offers a unique and refined point-of-view, with garments and objects that are carefully crafted in small series. Sensitive attention is paid to the uniqueness of the materials selected and its elevation through the artisanal processes, such as Anna Brown’s spring 2019 collection, Gillion Carrara’s refined metalwork and Leon Litinskys’ exquisite handcrafted leatherwork. New design forms are articulated through careful considerations and refined technological innovation, as we can experience in Anke Loh’s knitwear and Mizels unique jewelry. Repurposing materials in completely fresh context informs Jack Cave’s authentic accessories. Unrushed, these designers invite contemplation and appreciation of process, materiality, and collective engagement, and create fashion as an opportunity to participate and express our identity by connection to what is important to us.
According to Katrin Schnabl, “The Fair 2019 is allowing us to connect with a designers’ unique mark on their chosen material. Design is shifting into new territory where we have more knowledge, which is giving us a deeper understanding what we use, and what we leave behind. The agency of the designer takes on a vital and caring concern: what they select to work with, and how.”