Who cares if it's summer? Design Within Reach is hosting what looks like a really cool evening of vintage fashion next Thursday evening, August 9. Ohio Knitting Mills is a Brooklyn-based shop that carries unique virgin, vintage knitwear made from 1947-74. Made at their historic Cleveland, Ohio mill, this is a rare vintage collection of never worn and one-of-a-kind (and really cute!) sweaters, which now have become fashion design artifacts. The exhibit will be shown for the very first time in the Bay Area at the Fillmore Street Design Within Reach. The sweaters look very Urban Outfitters to me, and should be fun to view up close.
Design Within Reach is hosting a preview reception, followed by a three-day trunk show. OKM provides "an authentic tradition of hard-working Midwestern American honest craftsmanship," and their pieces are a great complement to the mid-century modern classics of DWR. Ohio Knitting Mills head, Steven Tatar will be on hand to answer any questions. The sweaters look amazing - could one just throw one over the back of a chair permanently?
Refreshments will be served during the preview reception, including Trumer Pils beer. Hope to see you there!
RSVP by August 7.
Ohio Knitting Mills Trunk Show
Thursday, August 9, 6-8pm, Preview Party
Friday-Sunday, August 10-12, ongoing event
And should you live in Brooklyn, you're lucky enough to be able to visit Ohio Knitting Mills' store.