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MATERIAL LAB: show / tell / shop

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2-6 PM
Ace Hotel, Mahoney Room, 311 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL

WE ARE MATERIAL announces MATERIAL LAB: show / tell / shop at the Ace Hotel Chicago, IL— Chicago design collective we are MATERIAL is pleased to announce a public event at the Ace Hotel. MATERIAL LAB: show / tell / shop presents 8 designers and artisans offering demonstrations of their design process and methods, presentation of work in progress, and the opportunity to shop designer collections.

Featured designers share a creative process which draws on artisanal traditions to redefine contemporary silhouettes. Designers featured include: Andrea Reynders, Anna Brown, Gillion Carrara, Hvnter Gvtherer by Laura Prieto-Velasco, Production Mode by Jamie Hayes, Redshift by Kristin Mariani, Studio Herron by Dee Clements, and Syl Markt by Lauren Markt.

Founded in 2018 by Andrea Reynders, Anna Brown, and Gillion Carrara, we are MATERIAL creates interactive forums for artisanal practice in clothing and accessory design. Through curated, experimental gatherings that address an aspect of the design practice, such as ideation, collection design, and material sourcing, the project showcases artisanal clothing and accessory designers by highlighting their underlying design process.