Sweet P & Sage Swing Seattle Fashion Forward with Pulp Labcomments (3) October 6th, 2008
You may have caught a glimpse of it last week on TV's Top Design, but Seattle style-watchers were treated to an up-close and "can-I-touch-it?" last Friday night at the Seattle Museum of Art. The brightly colored, tiered, wool flannel party dress from the limited-edition collection Ghosts in the Garden, created by Project Runway alumn Sweet P and artist Sage Vaughn, made its stunning debut and instantly put everyone in attendance on notice: The future of fashion and retail is here and it's in Seattle. More specifically, it's at Pulp Lab, where owner Kate Pawlicki has not only imagined the future of retail shopping but she's creating it, too.
Pulp Lab is the creative hub (boutique, online shop, event platform) and combines Pawlicki's flawless taste and creative marketing genius. Pawlicki met with Sweet P and Sage, hoping to create an exclusive and limited-edition fashion collection that was amazing, daring, and affordable. This "capsule collection" is the breathtaking manifestation of the collaboration, their first as a husband-and-wife team.
Both elegant and ethereal, Ghosts in the Garden features six hand-sewn garments designed by Sweet P and hand-dyed and painted by Sage. The design silhouette and stunning hand-painted imagery is perfectly complemented by the fabric combinations of silk, wool flannel, lambskin, and silk chiffon. Their result is sensual, feminine, and timeless.
Pulp Lab has a lined up a whole month of Seattle-wide events to introduce the collection before the retail launch on November 1st. Kate kicked things off at the Museum last Friday with her My Favorite Things tour. Fashion fans followed Kate as she pointed out her personal faves from the Museum collection, as well as points of inspiration for the Ghosts line. Everyone made their way down to the party where the unrivaled belle-of-the-ball was the Ghosts in the Garden wool flannel, tiered dress. Model Mariana Oskey twirled around on the dance floor while we all watched, mesmerized as the tiers of the dress "took flight" and swirled glorious color all around her.
Throughout the month of October, Pulp Lab will showcase the collection in window displays at select Seattle stores and boutiques: click here for details. From November 1st to December 31st, the collection will be available for purchase exclusively through Pulp Lab.
Later this week, you can see the entire Ghosts in the Garden collection right here on CraftStylish. Next week, we'll sit down with Sweet P and Sage to discuss the creative process and taking an inspired idea through to its glorious realization.