Gitman Vintage ties pictured above.
Whether it’s that macaroni necklace you made your mom for Valentine’s Day as a child or a priceless painting hanging on the wall of the Met, one thing is true: there’s something very special about something hand-crafted.
At Barneys New York we celebrate the finished product every day—but this Saturday, we’re taking a closer look at the incredibly talented ladies and gentlemen responsible for building, weaving, tooling, printing, cooking, and casting some of the pieces we’re most proud of. From noon to 5 p.m. on October 26, it’s Artisan Day, and you’re all invited.
From Jean-François Lesage, the master behind those gorgeous textiles at the Rue des Saints-Pères at Chelsea Passage, to Greg Chait, whose incredibly sumptuous cashmere comes in blanket and ready-to-wear form, to the tailors of bespoke menswear line Kiton, to the stationers behind Connor—lets just say there will be a packed house of artisans at our Madison Avenue flagship, waiting to show off their wares. (And if you work up an appetite checking out all this hand-crafted goodness, a few foodie artisans—from the Fashion Chef to Freds Foods to Dammann teas—will be there to take care of that.)
Our own craftiness may have topped out with that aforementioned macaroni necklace (we consider ourselves professional appreciators, okay?), so we’re extra-thrilled that these gifted folks are sharing their talent with us for the day. We’ll see you there!
WE LOVE OUR ARTISANS!
Alexander Olch, The Antique Jewel Box, Bigi, Brooklyn Tailors,
Catherine Zadeh, Connor, Crombie, Cruciani C, Cutler & Gross,
Damman Tea, Dean Harris, The Elder Statesman,
Ermenegildo Zegna, Farameh Media, The Fashion Chef, Fioroni,
Freds Foods, Fullum & Holt, Giles & Brother, Gitman Vintage,
Globe-Trotter, Hancock, Inis Meain, Jean-François Lesage,
Jean Shop, Kiton, Kelly Kasouf, Miansai, Petronius, Potterton Books,
Scout, Smythson, Stutterheim, Trash-a-Porter,
Union Wares, Vintage Watches
Saturday, October 26, 12 to 5 p.m.