FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sophia Weiss Lapat
Sophia + Co
Natalie Campbell Stanichuk
Campbell Communications, Inc.
CLASSIC AND FASHION FORWARD CLOTHING AND FASHION ACCESSORIES ON DISPLAY AT
12 th ANNUAL ONE OF A KIND SHOW AND SALE CHICAGO
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
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
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
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
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 www.oneofakindshowchicago.com.
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.