Calling all NYC fashionistas, this is an event you don’t want to miss…
WHO: The Gregory Hotel hosts a pop-up atelier celebrating the launch of a small capsule collection by Claudine DeSola of CARAVAN STYLIST STUDIO and zero waste fashion designer and philanthropist Tabitha St. Bernard (Youth Initiative Coordinator of the Women’s March) in partnership with NYC Fashion M.A.D.E. (Manufacturers Alliance of Design Educators).
WHAT: The collection consists of two zero waste designs and takes the emerging “see now, buy now” trend one step further as it will also be “made now.” During NYFW, fashionistas can purchase a dress after selecting from two designs (created with some of the actresses that Caravan Stylist Studio works with) and choosing a recycled fabric that speaks to them, as a form of “color therapy.” Then, fashionistas can watch their piece created live on Brother sewing machines.
To celebrate the future of fashion even more, Caravan * TABII teamed up with NYC Fashion M.A.D.E., which supports the teaching of garment manufacturing and technological skills to the fashion community and Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator a hub for ethical fashion and design that provides designers with the resources they need to transform their ideas into successful businesses.
WHEN: “SEE NOW, BUY NOW, MAKE NOW, WEAR NOW” Consumer Event: February 10 and 11 | 11a.m.– 5 p.m.
WHERE: The Gregory Hotel | 42 West 35th Street, New York, NY
The Gregory Hotel is a fashion-inspired hotel in the heart of the fashion district with a strong tie to the industry and has supported experiential fashion moments in the past.
Caravan Stylist Studio
Claudine DeSola opened the studio in 2011 as an experiential studio for bloggers, editors and celebrity talent. Caravan’s motto is “TALENT HELPING TALENT.” The studio started as a mobile and concept store and is now housed in The Gregory Hotel. The goal of Caravan is to think outside of the box and create experiences that celebrate creatives and entrepreneurs in the fashion, beauty, and art fields. The studio works with actresses from hit television shows such as: Orange is The New Black, The Americans, Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Younger and more.
Tabitha St. Bernard of Tabii Just
Tabitha spent her first 18 years on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. She moved to NYC during the winter of 2001 and immediately wished she had packed the sun. At 25, amidst a quarter-life crisis, Tabitha enrolled in and studied Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She went on to work in the corporate fashion industry before launching her brand, Tabii Just in 2012. With a beginner’s knowledge of responsible living, Tabitha pledged to become a lifelong student of conscientious living and surround herself with women who rock the world with each step. She often waxes poetic on panel discussions about zero waste, responsibility in consumption and local production.
NYC Fashion M.A.D.E.
In 2015, NYC Fashion M.A.D.E. was established with the support of local fashion companies Elie Tahari and MILLY. Both brands appeared on Project Runway and donated all proceeds from the winning looks to our 501c3.
The Gregory opened in July 2015 as a new 132-room boutique hotel located in midtown Manhattan at 42 West 35th Street. The hotel first opened as The Gregorian in 1903 to cater to the overflow of well-to-do guests checking into the original Waldorf-Astoria, its former sister property that is now the site of the Empire State Building. Following a complete renovation with the help of New York-based design firm Bill Rooney Studio, today’s Gregory pays homage to its old-world past while delivering an experience tailored to the needs of the young, cultured traveler seeking the authentic spirit of New York City. Drawing inspiration from its location in the heart of the fashion district, the hotel maintains strong tie to the industry and supported experiential fashion moments in the past including exhibitions of Heisel’s 3D-printed designs and KahriAnne Kerr’s art-printed collection.