Bishop Collective Presents Designer Sessions
This Fall we are launching a series of Designer Sessions at our shop located at 143 Ludlow Street, NYC. In keeping with our community-driven ethos, these sessions bring independent brands and designers to showcase their latest designs for a limited time. Come and shop exclusive styles and some one-of-a-kind pieces available only in-store. Bishop Collective will also host several events where customers can meet the people behind these brands and learn more about their philosophy and creative process.
We want to bring lesser known brands to the market and promote the idea of supporting community instead of just buying product. By hosting these Designer Sessions, we hope that customers can learn more about ethical design and the design process directly from those who are making change in our industry.
So much of shopping has become a ‘one-click’ process, and we want to slow down the pace by introducing these great brands in a more intimate manner. As the retailer, it is often up to us to communicate the designer’s intentions and ethos to the customer. With these Designer Sessions, we are able to do so more directly. We are dedicating space and time to these designers so that they can present their work thoroughly and customers can speak directly to those behind the creative process. When you shop in our store, you are not just buying a product but also supporting the story behind it and the entire production chain.
143 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002
Event schedule below or contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Designer Sessions | 01
Nov 29 – Dec 2
Oliveve – Lynn Rosetti and Kristi Maglione-Zoldi met while representing some of New York’s most successful designers. They realized their dream of designing their own collection and formed Oliveve handbags. The look of Oliveve is modern, but with a subtle nod to the effortlessness of the 1970’s. Italian and domestic leathers, meticulously chosen for their feel and suitability to the unstructured silhouettes, create a look that is truly laid-back luxury. Oliveve is designed on New York’s Lower East Side and is entirely handcrafted with care in New York City.
House Dress – NYC based House Dress was founded by Katie Goldman Macdonald as a personal passion project to promote slower design rather than trend driven, fast fashion. Macdonald finds inspiration from both her upbringing in Northern California where she received a BS in Fashion and Textile Design from UC Davis, as well as her time spent in New York as a clothing designer. She has worked for brands such as Nanette Lepore, American Eagle Outfitters and Old Navy before launching her own label.
House Dress focuses on creating clothes with awesomely unique and beautiful materials that are layerable and generously proportioned. Easily described as functional and effortless, all pieces are designed “size free” and are to be worn however the wearer sees best. All garments are designed and made in New York.
In addition to running her brand, designer Macdonald also likes to exercise her green thumb with her terrarium projects which she describes as “painting with plants.” Her work has been featured in the New York Times and O Magazine.
Events – Meet Lynn Rosetti and Kristi Maglione-Zoldi from Oliveve on Thursday Nov 29 from 4-7pm, and Katie Macdonald from House Dress on Saturday Dec 1 from 12-4pm. Enjoy cocktails and learn more about their collections and design processes.
Designer Sessions | 02
Dec 6 – Dec 9
Luz Ortiz – Based in New York City, jewelry designer Luz Ortiz creates boldly sensitive structures, each instilled with an exquisite balance of organic geometries. Drawing inspiration from her upbringing in the tropics of the Caribbean, along with the influence of architectural, modern art and industrial elements. Ortiz unearths beauty in the considered manipulation of form and proportion, implementing only the highest quality of precious metals and natural stones. With a focus on function, each handcrafted design presents an ageless elegance, eternally captivating beyond place or time.
CV Saint – An interplay of linear functionality, subversive silhouettes and a progressive design process, CV Saint is dedicated to pushing the design world and its manufacturing processes into a system that partakes in the common consideration and fair treatment for all stakeholders within the fashion supply chain.
Fascinated with raw materials and construction methods that provoke thought, the CV Saint team consists of Clementine Sainty and Sam Hubler, a duo who has an impressive art and design background ranging from illustration and fibers, to garment design, drafting and manufacturing. CV Saint draws upon their education and experience to bring to consumers a gorgeous collection of contemporary silhouettes blended with fine materials and impeccable construction.
Event – Meet the designers on Saturday December 8 from 12-4pm. Enjoy cocktails and learn more about their collections and design processes.
Designer Sessions | 03
Dec 13 – Dec 16
Matine – Matine is based in Washington, D.C., helmed by founder and designer Carolyn Misterek. Their leather goods are proudly made in New York City and uses American vegetable-tanned leathers whenever possible and support independent tanneries and suppliers always. With a line of fine handbags designed and produced entirely in the United States, Matine is reimagining American luxury with a combination of elegant minimalism and refined construction. It is subtle, yet distinctive. It celebrates domestic materials and the skill of local artisans. It is mindful of fashion’s impacts and aims to offer a lighter footprint.
K/ller Collection – K/ller Collection is based in Brooklyn and run by chief creative officer and co-founder Katie deGuzman. Katie graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City in 2002, where she studied furniture design. After graduating, she progressed into the jewelry industry designing for Alexis Bittar, Justin Giunta for Subversive Jewelry, and more, and then founded K/ller in 2010 with Michael Miller.
K/ller Collection revolves around an interest in natural forms, architecture, alchemy, androgyny, and juxtaposition. The collection—an amalgam of oxidized, rough-hewn metals delicately cast over skeletal organic material—releases an unapologetic, gutsy rebel yell. Eolithic materials—like horn, distressed leather, crystals, porcupine quills, cactus, and feathers—fuse deconstruction and sculpture, decay and renewal, androgyny and femininity, sophistication, and bohemia. Gritty yet sleek, each piece is timeless.
Every piece of K/ller Collection jewelry is hand assembled and packaged in Brooklyn. All materials are responsibly sourced in the USA and the ankole horn collection is responsibly sourced in Uganda. The majority of the jewelry is cast from recycled metal, and the porcupine quills and horns used are by-products from the farming industry. In October 2014, K/ller Collection was the grand prize winner of the 2014 CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge, and in October 2015, K/ller Collection was announced as one of the ten finalists for the 2015-2017 CFDA + Lexus Fashion*Initiative.
Meet the designers and brand representatives on Saturday Dec 15 from 12-4pm. Enjoy cocktails and learn more about their collections and design processes.
Designer Sessions | 04
Dec 20 – Dec 23
Combine de Filles – Based on the belief that a jumpsuit is the ultimate of cool and that it can be worn effortlessly in many environments and for many occasions, Combine de Filles was founded by Aissatou Marie Balde to focus just on that. The brand produces just a few pieces per season in small batches in NYC. Their ambition is to create timeless, clean, simple and elegant designs that sustain over time.
Designer events TBD
Handle with Care | 01
November 4-18 2018
Official Reception Wednesday Nov 14th 6-8pm
Bishop Collective is delighted to present the first installation from Handle With Care. From dead stock upholstery fabrics & reworked knitwear from New York design studios that would otherwise be destroyed, HWC | 01 was created. Exploring proportions in a unifying palette in shades of black; artfully draped in unexpected layers, Handle with Care mixes complex cuts with sophisticated ease.
The collection is supported in installation by film directed & modeled by Sarah Abney, with soundtrack by Kdnns and photography by Nate Bozeman. Handle with Care are Judiann Echezabel and Dean Sidaway.
With sincere thanks to ASS/Sarah Abney/Nate Bozeman/Bishop Collective/Kdnns/Jennifer Minniti/Kirsten Nelson/Pratt Institute Fashion Department /Daniel Reynolds/Mindy Strauss/Kate Wallace/Henry Zankov
n0thing editions III
September 20-30 2018
Official Reception Thursday Sept 20 6-8pm
n0thing editions are highly-curated annual publications in the form of a portable art gallery, showcasing the diverse work of contemporary international artists. With a limited production run of 50 units per edition, n0thing editions include a range of multi-media art, as well as more traditional mediums such as print and photography. Each edition is thoughtfully packaged in an unbound format, allowing the artwork to be easily displayed.
n0thing editions III is proud to feature work of contemporary creatives including; Abigail Lewis, Andrei Codrescu, Carol Wiseman, Kim Stoddard, Lowell Boyers, Rob Unett, Sam Farrier, Sheida Soleimani and Tom Scott, among many others.
Past editions include works by Andrew Sedgwick Guth, Christina Zimpel, Colin McMaster, Deborah Haywood, Helen Bullock, Jennifer Tull Westberg, Louise Gray, Norman Westberg, Phoebe English, Rob Flowers, Rob Wilson, Roger and Mauricio Padilha of Mao PR, Ross Tibbles, Scott Ramsey Kyle and Tom Ormond.
n0thing editions III will be available for viewing and purchase at the launch.