Classic and Fashion Forward Clothing and Fashion Accessories on ...

Classic and Fashion Forward Clothing and Fashion Accessories on ...



Sophia Weiss Lapat

Sophia + Co



Natalie Campbell Stanichuk

Campbell Communications, Inc.




December 6-9, 2012 at The Merchong>andong>ise Mart

CHICAGO, November 12, 2012 –The 12 th annual One of a Kind Show ong>andong> Sale has an exciting line-up

of artists showcasing high-design ong>andong> unique clothing ong>andong> accessories at this premier holiday shopping

event December 6-9, 2012.

A sampling of artists include:

Teresa Crowninshield, East Hampton, MA

Teresa Crowninshield Coburn began designing clothing in 1999 while living as an English teacher in

China. Seeking to take her style ong>andong> fit to the next level, Coburn began a long-term apprenticeship under

78-year old Master Pattern Engineer, Shirley Willett. Under Willett’s tutelage, Coburn has continued to

advance her design aesthetic through dedicated study of old-world techniques for sketching, draping, ong>andong>

sculpting each curve by hong>andong>. Crowninshield bypasses seasonal fashion trends ong>andong> focuses instead on

creating the most compelling design possible throughout the year. Crowninshield’s aesthetic is both

classic ong>andong> fashion-forward, ong>andong> believes that an elegant well-fitting jacket can transform ong>andong> even “make

an outfit.”

Selma Karaca, Brooklyn, NY

Selma Karaca was born in Turkey where she studied painting ong>andong> earned a fine arts degree. The New

York based fashion designer was an international finalist in the Avant-Garde category of the Gen Art

Styles 2004 ong>Fashionong> ong>andong> Awards Show. She was selected by FORWARD'S style council, as a key

member ong>andong> representative of New York's creative industry. She is a winner of the Art for Progress

contest ong>Fashionong> Designer category.

Arza Design, Brooklyn, NY

Arza Design, founded in 2002, is a design company based in NYC with a unique approach to hong>andong>bag

design. The collection is contemporary, using modern shapes ong>andong> materials. Incorporated into the

hong>andong>bags is an innovative “hong>andong>s free” design.

Sizzlestrapz, Algonquin, IL

At Sizzlestrapz, the belief is that sustainability ong>andong> quality go hong>andong> in hong>andong>. The company creates

customized leather bags, camera bags ong>andong> camera straps with full grain leather material made in USA.

L Fabrika, East Greenbush, NY

Lioubov Ermolova was born ong>andong> raised in St. Petersburg, Russia where she began knitting at the age of

five. Alongside her grong>andong>mother, Ermolova not only learned the art of traditional fine lace knitting, but also

developed a deep appreciation for craftsmanship as she watched her grong>andong>mother hong>andong> spin ong>andong> ply her

own yarn from goat fiber. It was training she would never forget. For although Ermolova became an

environmental engineer, knitting remained an important part of her life. Ermolova specializes in knitted

lace work ong>andong> combines silk with other natural fibers including fine cottons, cashmere, wools ong>andong> linen to

create light but elegant fine lace scarves ong>andong> shawls in a variety of colors ong>andong> patterns.

Hortense Salvatore, Toronto, Ontario

Born ong>andong> raised in Lima, Peru, Hortense Salvatore first found inspiration from her mother's designs ong>andong>

professional knowledge of textiles ong>andong> tailoring. Since 1998 Salvatore has lived in Toronto ong>andong> has

worked in different areas of marketing ong>andong> fashion retailing. In 2007 she decided to pursue her passion

full-time ong>andong> launched the Hortense Salvatore line to reflect her style, experiences ong>andong> inspirations.

Hortense Salvatore designs are created using luxury fabrics, attention to the silhouette ong>andong> quality

construction. The Hortense Salvatore collection appeals to a woman who is independent, sophisticated

ong>andong> confident, leads a busy life, values comfort, ong>andong> seeks to express her feminine brilliance. Salvatore is

an active member of the Toronto ong>Fashionong> Incubator.

Sharon Rosenthal, Philadelphia, PA

Sharon Rosenthal is a Philadelphia multi-media artist who attended Temple's Tyler School of Art, Fleisher

Art Memorial ong>andong> Cheltenham Center for the Arts. She has developed a unique style, creating jewelry of

highly personalized design ong>andong> fabrication quality. Her travels to find new elements to use, ong>andong> her

commitment to artistic growth keep her creating ong>andong> experimenting when designing necklaces, bracelets

ong>andong> earrings.

Fauxfurever, Birmingham, MI

Launched in 2011 by fashion vet, Fran Broder, Fauxfurever is a line of cruelty-free faux fur accessories

that mesh simplicity with glamour. Inspired by her love for animals, the collection ranges from lush

scarves to hats including the unisex trapper hat. Broder uses Tissavel faux fur from France, the finest in

the world.


Thursday, December 6; 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday, December 7; 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday, December 8; 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Sunday, December 9; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Merchong>andong>ise Mart

8th Floor

Chicago, IL 60654

(800) 677-MART (6278)

Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors ong>andong> children under 12 are free. Tickets are valid for all four days.

A portion of all ticket sales will benefit The Anne + Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Tickets are available online at

About MMPI

MMPI is a leading owner ong>andong> operator of integrated showroom ong>andong> office buildings, as well as trade show facilities,

bringing buyers ong>andong> sellers together through market events, trade ong>andong> consumer shows ong>andong> conferences each year.

MMPI manages The Merchong>andong>ise Mart in Chicago; the Architects & Designers Building, 7 W New York ong>andong> Piers

92/94 in New York City; ong>andong> Clevelong>andong> Medical Mart & Convention Center in Clevelong>andong>.

Vornado Realty Trust, owners of MMPI, based in New York City, is a fully integrated equity real estate investment

trust. Vornado’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange ong>andong> are traded under the symbol VNO.


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