A preview of some of our fantastic Spring Fair exhibitors…
The Intrigue Emporium Christmas Fair was, as promised, full of Christmas spirit and festive treats! With some of our regular exhibitors as well as a whole host of new talent, our third event was our biggest and best ever! If you had the misfortune of being unable to make it, take a look at some of the photos to see what you missed.
Madame Au Beret’s stall was eye-catching to say the least! This is just a taste of her beautiful hats and headpieces, many of them vintage inspired and all of them lovingly hand crafted. You can see more of her work on her website. Read more
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Get into the festive spirit! This outrageously creative pop-up designer show will be held 11.30am – 5.30pm at Shoreditch Town Hall on Sunday December 7th; and will feature the highest calibre British manufacturing designers (spanning fashion, jewellery, accessories, objet d’arts, home-wares and more!), delicious festive hand-crafted food, drinks, and creative business & craft-based workshops. Read more
Returning with a warm welcome to Intrigue Emporium is Remy Dubibé
An artist and a self-proclaimed a hoarder of souvenirs and memories, fascinated by the sensitivity and elegance from the eclectic chaos of sounds and images, feelings and dreams found in the routine of every day life and features the sentimentality of these memories into his work. Today fragility is characteristic of his works, creating “ephemeral” pieces, working with thin surfaces and layers, playing with translucidity, giving a sense of tension both in space and time trying to reveal an intimate and enigmatic ambiance.
Remy Dubibé will feature limited edition pieces of jewellery and ceramic homeware at Intrigue Emporium’s Summer Show.
You can shop their collections and meet them alongside 70 other independent designers and makers at our next event at Shoreditch town hall.
Free entry , Families welcome.
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We’re so pleased with how the Intrigue Emporium Summer Show went, that we already can’t wait for the next one! We have lots of beautiful photos taken on the day of many of our talented exhibitors that we really want to share with you, so take a look while we work on the Autumn Show!
Prudence Millinery have been in the media recently for the hats they created for Vivienne Westwood, as seen on Pharrell Williams at the Grammys. They had their selection of what we like to refer to as Pharrell hats, which everyone insisted on trying on!
Esoteric London had a beautiful display of mirror perspex and glitter resin necklaces from their new collection, which looked great on their wood and fairy lights display. They regularly instagram their work-in-progress, so it’s a great way of seeing what goes on behind the scenes of a design studio!
The lovely Anastasia from Iris Sandals had her luxury footwear on display at Intrigue Emporium for everyone to see. Her pieces are all individually handmade, and you could really see the attention to detail in every single shoe! The sandals we had the pleasure of seeing were lovely, but if you didn’t find what you were looking for, Anastasia also offers a bespoke service to create individual and personalised shoes.
The Pica Pica Feathers stall was probably one of the first things you noticed as soon as you stepped into the hall, their stunning feather headdresses are hard to miss! They complemented their amazing headgear with a selection of upcycled denim cut-off shorts, dip dyed and decorated just as flamboyantly as their headdresses. Basically, Pica Pica Feather’s has your summer festival wardrobe completely sorted.
The varied art work of Vera Vera on The Wall has something for almost everyone’s taste. From colourful abstract pieces to floral designs delicately painted onto vintage music sheets, you can tell that Vera has experience in several mediums. She has prints available in many sizes, but if you simply don’t have the wall space for one of her lovely pieces, her cards make wonderful gifts too.
If you missed our launch event, you really missed a treat. Our exhibitors went all-out, everyone’s stall looked amazing! While we’re busy organising the Autumn Fair, have a browse here for a selection of the outrageously creative designers from the Summer Show.
Jenny Llewellyn brought the summer vibe with her brightly coloured jewellery, perfect for the warm weather we had on the day. Her work is inspired by “the luminous colours, shapes and movement of creatures from the deep sea”, which explains her distinctive style. Combining precious metals with colourful silicone, her pieces are simultaneously unique and wearable – no worrying about scratching up your beatiful jewellery – and no worrying that some-one will have the same piece as you.
Ciara Monahan also came with the tropical colours, and a Flamingo! Who doesn’t love flamingos? Ciara is a London-based womenswear designer who isn’t afraid to play with colour and shape! Another designer who absolutely fits the description of ‘outrageously creative’, you won’t find clothing and accessories quite like this anywhere else. Looking for ostentatious headgear for a special occasion? Look no further than Ciara’s giant parrot headband!
AM Florence’s beautiful vintage style display literally made you feel like you were stepping in to another time. Some of their beautifully crafted luggage has antique Florentine manuscript individually printed onto them, making you feel like you’re about to get on a steam train across Europe in the 19th century. Each of their pieces has different pieces of script printed onto them, each piece is unique – you’re definitely not going to confuse your luggage on the airport conveyer belt!
Did you have a chance to take a closer look at Sarah Michelle’s artwork? She paints iconic figures, then embellishes her paintings with intricate stitchwork, the results giving her work a very multi-dimensional feel. Tattooing black and white illustrations of famous icons with embroidery means that although from a distance her work looks great, when you come in a little bit closer her pictures are that much more fascinating! Take a look at her blog where she discusses her artistic process to get an insight into her work.
The Intrigue Emporium Summer Show looked amazing, there were so many talented people there, there’s no way I can fit everyone into a single blog post, (so make sure you check back later in the week for more!). We’d like to shout a big thank you to all of the exhibitors that made organising the event so worthwhile, and another big thank you to all the visitors who came to see what the fuss was all about.
As the doors opened all 50 of the stalls looked great, and Vegan Sweet Treats were just putting the finishing touches to their stunning food display in the cafe area. We feel so lucky to have such a talented and creative group of designers for our launch event!
We were all kept well fueled by the delicious Vegan snacks we had on sale from Vegan Sweet Tooth, from talented chef Giancarlo Roncato, if you didn’t get to try to try their chocolate brownie (100% vegan, and 100% delicious!) then you’ve missed out! Their treats included nut free cakes and gluten-free cakes, so there was something for any dietary requirements.
The Elektrik Nan girls seemed to be having a lot of fun, have a look at their instagram for more photos of themselves and their customers posing with their awesome pop-up style props! Creator Ania Placzkiewicz believes that “everything in life is art”, including how you dress. The girls looked fabulous dressed in their own knitted creations, so I guess we can’t argue with their reasoning!
Remy Dubibé definitely embodies Intrigue Emporium’s ‘Outrageously Creative’ ethos, we’ve never seen anybody do something like this with ceramics. His stall itself felt like an art installation, we’re so glad he came to exhibit with us! His jewellery, complicated and ostentatious, are amazing works of art in themselves, looking great lit up by his ceramic lighting. The whole thing was mesmerizing! With each of his ceramic pieces on each of his jewellery sets individually crafted, wearing one of these pieces must make you feel like a walking piece of art.
The girls of In Her Glory were showing off their stunning custom faux-flower and lights displays, as well as their funky knitted cushions. Who wouldn’t want their house to be filled with these things?! Ranging from darkly gothic in black and red to whimsical and fairy-like in in pretty pastels, In Her Glory had a really diverse collection of light-up pieces. They do a lot of custom work, so if you haven’t had the chance to order something for yourself, what are you waiting for?
Intrigue Emporium is a concept organisation bringing you pop-up shops, markets, workshops and other interactive events featuring only British made, high-end and outrageously creative work spanning fashion, jewellery, accessories, objet d’arts and home-wares alongside extraordinary artists and live performers.
Our designers and collaborators are carefully selected and curated to ensure a wide variety of eclectic surprises. If you are interested in being involved please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org.