We will be participating in Black Magic pop up shop event next Friday November 29th, taking place at the Cleaners/the Ace Hotel Portland. We are especially proud to share this event with some of our favorite Portland creatives. Check out this awesome line up!
BLTN Jewelry, Olo Fragrance, AK Vintage, Tiro Tiro, Winnow, Sword + Fern, Portland Apothecary, Yo Vintage!, Boet, Crazy Wind
We hope to see you there!
We participated in the big annual Portland event called Content 2013 last Saturday November 9th. Content is a very unconventional fashion/art event where the Ace Hotel invites local designers & makers to take over the entire second floor, and each designer get assigned a room to create an installation that reflects their brands. It was a rare opportunity for us to showcase our label in a more abstract and visual way. We created sort of a bamboo forest of traditional Japanese flags called “nobori” which highlighted the main kasuri textile we use in our collection. We also made an indigo American Flag out of kasuri which seemed to be the crowd favorite. Here are some photos from that exciting evening and behind the scene. Great job to all the 28 participants, and thanks everyone for coming to the show!
We special made the Crazy Wind “noren” (traditional Japanese doorway curtain) for the entrance.
Our artist friend Dan Ness hand painted the logo straight on to the noren using an old school projector. We were blown away how perfect it turned out!
Here is the kasuri nobori forest.
American Flag made out of Kasuri.
One of the Content organizers, Kayla Rekofke showed up with the entire Crazy Wind outfit and made us so happy!! What a cutie!
Our handsome designer friend Gregory Jackson showed up sporting the Crazy Wind signature tote! This photo makes us smile every time.
We also had a bunch of left over off-cuts from production, so we asked the visitors to join us in tieing the scraps to the trees. This is what they looked like after the event. Thanks everyone for participating and making this event special!
Also very special thanks to my partner Nick Hans of Made on the Moon for all the back breaking labor. This installation wouldn’t have been possible without you.
Portrait of me taking during the event by my designer friend Anoosha Foroughi. Thanks for this special photo!