Fashion your way at Artwear show
Artwear Unlimited Fall/Winter 2012 Show and Sale
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 24-25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26
Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Avenue West, Highland Park
See www.artwearunlimited.com, email, email@example.com or call (847) 432-9229
Updated: October 19, 2012 9:44PM
The fantastic fruits of a yearlong fashion-hunting expedition will be on offer to the public at the Highland Park Country Club Oct. 24-26.
Linda Brodson and Kathy Sackheim present their seventh Fall and Winter Artwear Unlimited Show, as always, free and open to the public, and featuring one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories that the Highland Park duo’s ever-growing fan base has come to know and love.
“Our women like to look a little bit different from the rest,” Sackheim said.
Because Sackheim and Brodson make shopping for each semi-annual spring and fall show’s vendors a full-time job, their hundreds of show-goers have for seven years been treated to unique displays of wearable art not found locally as well as fine local work. This year the show includes some 40 artists.
Seacolor Sweaters, for instance, a line they’ll be featuring, are made from the high quality wool of Maine-based hand-spinner Nanne Kennedy’s own flock of more than 100 sheep. Kennedy hand dyes her wool via solar process that, according to her brand’s site, “depends as much on the weather and breedstock as it does on the artisanal blending of good taste.”
“She raises her own sheep, dyes the wool, designs and has her border collies keep track of the sheep,” Sackheim mused. “It’s just so different from living in Highland Park.”
Jewelry artist Laurie Danch, formerly of Glencoe, will be returning this year to turn photos into wearable handmade jewelry, like bracelets or brooches. Her pieces combine beads, metals, jewels and fabrics in intricate patterns and shapes.
All jackets, scarves, gloves, hats, jewelry and multi-pieced outfits can be mixed and matched to suit shoppers’ tastes and needs.
“You don’t necessarily need to buy an entire outfit from us,” Sackheim said. “For someone like me, whose underpinnings are black — when you change your jacket, you change your outfit or add a scarf that’s really interesting.”