peep: upcoming fashion show

There have been rumblings and conversations. Things are in the works, folks. dtownMARKET will be bringing back reFASHIONED this summer! Check out the video below to see the party that reFASHIONED has brought to Durham during our past shows:

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/48024944″>reFASHIONED 2012!!!</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user12435733″>Kala Wolfe</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

dtownMARKET’s goal is to curate an eclectic showcase of style and design in celebration of Carolina style. dtownMARKET is excited to expand efforts to increase brand exposure for local emerging fashion talent, artists, and businesses.

The name reFASHIONED brings along a lot of meaning along with it; like eco-friendly and re-made clothing, however for us it means so much more than that. It means changing the public’s concept of fashion and design. Not only do we seek to refashion fabrics and materials but also the very way the Triangle community thinks about fashion and where it comes from.

Details and ticketing information coming to you soon…

For more information on how to be a part of reFASHIONED 2014 or to inquire about press-passes or VIP seating opportunities, please contact Kala Wolfe, Organizer of dtownMARKET at retrowolfe@gmail.com

No November market…BUT…

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Hey Good People!

Art by Samantha Kramer of Near Modern Disaster

Art by Samantha Kramer of Near Modern Disaster

I know it’s sad, but we won’t be having a dtownMARKET this month (November) because we’re gearing up for December’s dtown HOLIDAYshop!  So far we have about 40 vendors signed up and more are coming in!

Music, food, booze, and great local shopping for the holidaze?!? YES PLEASE

“The Business of Fast Fashion” – Support local fashion tomorrow @Motorco 12-5

The main purpose of dtownmarket is to bring attention to local artists and makers, and help them get their works out there in the community. One form of art that we’ve focused on in our reFASHIONED shows is the amazing fashion that can be found right here in the triangle. There are a great abundance of extremely talented local clothing and accessory designers, and not only are their designs on point, but they are also affordable and accessible. From couture to snapbacks, they’ve got you covered.

Recently Zoe Gray, a researcher for a site (onlinemba.com) that provides education and industry insights to current and prospective MBA students reached out to me about a video produced to educate these students on the “fast fashion” industry and it’s potential flaws.

The fact that this topic is being introduced to MBA students who will soon be at the helm of some of our biggest industries and informing decisions that greatly affect our economy, is for me a really positive step.

I will let the video speak for itself:

You can support your local fashion and art designers tomorrow at Motorco!  dtownMARKET will be setting up shop tomorrow Sunday 10/27 from 12-5pm.

Motorco – 723 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham NC

Saturday Sept 28th — First Fall Market!

I’m in Pittsburgh for work at the moment (blergh), but I hear that the fall weather has been awesome back in dtown, and this weekend looks to be no exception!

So if you’re looking for something to do during “brunch-time” that’s a little more fun than waiting in line for a table…come see us at Motorco from 12-5 for some Ko Kyu and drinks and local art and fashion.

Come see us at Motorco on Saturday

It’s time for dtownMARKET this weekend again :D

Come on out to Motorco for a chill day of local art and good eats from Ko Kyu, not to mention Motorco’s new drink menu to cool you down!

From this months vendors you can expect to see awesome fashion, jewelry, and other accessories both vintage and new. Pottery and windchimes for the home. Look for some paintings and sculptures as well as some vintage kitsch! Annnd, you like digging through records, there will be some good finds.

Nicole Hogan- Ghost Kitty Designs
Shaun C Clifton – SC Used Records
Rebekah Desloge- yourmomdesigns
Anabella Zagura- artandplayjewelry
Blaine Wyatt Carteaux- Cool Boy 36
Anne Terry- Pottery by Anne
Phonechay Baker- Phonechay’s Creations
John Prioli- Scrap! Clothing
Josh Gruder- Porchfly Clothing
Crystal McEachin- GypsiiRose
Michael LePar- Bearcreek Windchimes
Morgan Ashley Grimm- Grimm Vintage
Jakki Kalogridis- Marguerite Blakeney
Delores Hayes- Phoenix Creations
Suzanne Tyler- WhirlCreations

I’m so ready for a bloody mary…

I don’t know about you guys, but my work week has been a killer and it’s only Tuesday. I’m already dreaming of bloody mary’s and just hanging out at Motorco.

It’s a dtownMARKET Saturday this weekend at the Moco and we fully expect to see all the fun people there ready to check out cool art, fashion, and have some of Durham’s finest food: Ko Kyu.

Vendors:

Nyla Elise – Rick Moore
Runaway Clothing – Gabe Eng-Goetz
Retrospective Vintage – Kala Wolfe
Grimm Vintage – Morgan Grimm
GoodKharmaReThreads – Charissa Vallejo
Scrap! Clothing – John Prioli
Allurings – Diana Ciompi
Kerr Lake Candle Company – Angelique Clay

archer

“For I am a sinner in the hands of an angry god.
Bloody Mary, full of vodka, blessed are you among cocktails.
Pray for me now at the hour of my death, which I hope is soon.
Amen.”

Spring is a tough act to follow, but thank goodness there’s June!

The next edition of dtownMARKET is this Saturday, June 29th! We have a bunch of new and veteran vendors coming out with vintage clothing and accessories to custom wood pendants and more.
Here’s a sneak peek at the list of participating artists and vendors:

 

584designs – Michelle Greene
allurings – Diana Ciompi
bömisch – Morgan Fender
GoodKharmaReThreads – Charissa Vallejo
Grimm Vintage – Morgan Grimm
Harts Tarts – Lauren Ann Hart
House of Salvage – Marcia Stevenson
Kerr Lake Candle Co. – Angelique Clay
Lum Shop – William Lum
[ neoretro ] – Renee Cagnina Haynes
Pottery by Anne Terry
Really Pretty Cardinals – Jason Abide
SC Used Records – Shaun Clifton
Secondhand Swank – Megan DeSouza
Tall Hill Productions – Tallulah Hill
Woodville – Adrian Matlock
Zuri Couture – Nikia Williams

You can also see a sampling of photos and RSVP for Saturday’s market by visiting our Facebook page, dtownMARKET.