PARK is excited to launch SHOWROOM, a small scale fashion, art, and apothecary business to business trade show.
A curated collective of Canadian fashion brands and artisans, SHOWROOM gives emerging brands access to buyers in an intimate and inspiring environment that guests have come to know through PARK.
Independently owned boutiques and retail buyers are invited to support small Canadian business and join us March 4-6 in Edmonton, Alberta.
Saturday, March 4 - Monday, March 6
PROGRAM OF EVENTS
Saturday March 4, 2017
12pm - 5pm: Consumer Pop-up Shops (B2C)
7pm - 11pm: PARKSHOW Fashion Show, Evening Consumer Shopping, Buyer Hosting (B2B & B2C)
Sunday March 5, 2017
12pm - 5pm: Consumer Pop-up Shops (B2C)
12pm - 9pm: Business to Business Trade Show
7pm - 9pm: Industry Cocktails
Monday March 6, 2017
9am - 11am: Buyers Brunch
12pm - 6pm: Business to Business Trade Show
Register now to support emerging Canadian fashion. Limited numbers of Buyers will be given two free Standing Room tickets to PARKSHOW YEG presented by Londonderry, and there are limited numbers remaining! Buyers will also be profiled in the PARKNEWS weekly newsletter. Please contact PARK for a full Exhibitor list.
*LIMITED REGISTRATIONS REMAINING!*
PARK's SHOWROOM is a curated event. To apply for consideration, please submit the following:
1. Name, Company Name, Bio
2. Email, phone number, and links to website and social media pages
3. Portfolio of past work (Please attach images or link to website)
4. Images of what you will be showing (pictures, sketches)
5. Answers to the following questions:
a) How long have you been designing?
b) Are you currently selling your work? If so - where and in what quantities?
SHAKTI is the divine feminine power representing liberation. Shakti represents power, ability, capacity, strength, empowerment and all energy we use to manifest and create the life we want in all of its forms. Shakti is the foundation for a conscious life. At the house of Shakti we invite you to find which gemstone or amulet will assist you and meet you in this place of self-empowerment. I design Shakti Jewelry so you can layer and layer and layer and don’t have to wear the same jewelry as everyone else. If I don’t have at least 3 necklaces on I feel naked. My Jewelry empowers me. It makes me feel strong and open. This is why, each morning, I choose jewelry that is specific to my life and my life’s circumstances. I invite you to do the same. I want you to choose your Shakti piece to bring deeper meaning, strength and purpose into your life.
At BERG+BETTS we believe that you shouldn't have to sacrifice style for sustainability and it is our mission to provide you with eco-friendly products that are sophisticated, responsible, and affordable.
BERG+BETTS is a Canadian business that crafts every watch out of surplus leather off cuts that would otherwise go to waste. We are talking about those small pieces of new leather that fall to the floor as a shoe or purse maker cuts out their pattern. Since watch straps require such a small amount of material, we are able to collect these scraps of designer leather from factories around the world
and transform this still new "waste" into fashion forward timepieces. Instead of producing textile waste, we utilize it! The fashion industry is one of the largest waste producers in the world so you can rest assured that each purchase of a BERG+BETTS timepiece is you doing your part as a responsible consumer.
Farm Wife Style is a simplistic and classic lifestyle brand that represents my life as a farmer, mother, wife and fashion-forward female entrepreneur.
I get asked a lot about how I ended up in this business and the truth is I've always been drawn to rose gold but was never able to find good quality pieces that were
affordable. As it turns out, I wasn't the only one with that problem so I started designing and selling and ended up with a few pretty incredible and prestigious nods of encouragement along the way including the GRAMMY® and Oscar® gift bags in February 2016.
Simple but expressive and inspired by my days spent in nature, Farm Wife Style pieces transform from day to night effortlessly. Warm gold and rose gold tones and cool rhodium offer options for all skin tones and preferences. Paired with unique designs that layer perfectly, they draw attention wherever they go.
My line isn’t made out of rustic barnwood and antlers (although my house is) it’s quite the opposite. It’s Farm Wife (me) Style (mine) because this is 100% me and what my brand is all about. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Gypsy Soul; an unconventional lifestyle of exploration- the ideal of living life with a grand sense of adventure. Thus, resulting in a luxury resort label of signature prints and clean lines based on beautiful movement, fit and femininity. Gypsy Soul; a bohemian collection that travels well, loves tacos on Tuesday’s and encompasses our mantra of ‘Always go’.
The company was founded in 2012 by Brandi Dea and Chelsea McKinley. Both having a background in high end retail and styling, bits of design and experience with international business, they began their journey in India where a series of serendipitous moments and inspiration of the culture, propelled them to design their first label. Coming home to Canada, they launched the first collection. The partners are hands on with all aspects of the business, which they have now expanded throughout the North American market and have begun to trickle into South America.
Now, with multiple tradeshows under their belt, from Miami Swim Week, Swim Collective, Project and LA Market, Gypsy Soul found their place as a ‘bridge’ bohemian label. As a whole, we target the ‘Gypset’ lifestyle and the ‘Always Go’ mantra. These are the moments that have been chased in pursuance of this journey that is Gypsy Soul.
After publishing the requisite coffee table books of photography, and exhibiting 20 times his work in 5 different countries, Jean Michel wanted to give “legs” to his beautiful photographs. He began to experiment with digital printing on silk and ByJeanMichel was born.
In November 2015, Jean Michel launched his first collection of silk scarves, pocket squares, leggings and hand fans all inspired by photographs from his travels in more than 100 countries. Working with his suppliers in Indonesia, France and Canada, he has been able to develop top quality digital prints on silk.
Jean Michel enriches the concept of wearable abstract art with a unique and modern twist, enabling his customers to liven up their daily look. His products are sold through the internet at www.byjeanmichel.com
In 2016, he began collaborating with a well-known Indonesian fashion designer, Widhi Budhimulia. Widhi had the opportunity to see some of Jean Michel’s work and immediately saw the potential of using his fabrics with his clothing designs. The collaboration was born and has been realized in “Potret”, the 2017 Resort Collection Fashion Show which held in Jakarta on Nov. 9, 2016.
Jean Michel launched his second collection on Nov. 16, 2016 and is contemplating the opening of a showroom in Calgary in 2017.
Influenced by mid-century modernism and geometry, Karma Victoria provides contemporary minimal staple pieces for everyday and elaborate striking statement pieces made with high quality raw brass and some ceramic work. Elegantly industrial and timelessly modern, each Karma Victoria piece is crafted by designer and entrepreneur Tory Culen in Edmonton, Alberta.
Mevara is the eponymous label of Meva Ramisarivelo, a twenty-five year old innovative designer of high-end footwear. Mevara creates designs for the modern woman: elegant and sophisticated, yet glamorous and progressive, evoking a sense of timelessness. Mevara's bold and distinctive style has grown from a rich cultural background. Having travelled throughout eight countries of and drawing from years living in Madagascar, Paris and Canada, Meva's designs are shaped by a unique blend of cultures and brought to life by skilled artisans in the famous Marche region of Italy. Masterful craftsmanship and thoughtful details give perfect expression to her chic, contemporary vision.
Peregrine Supply Co is an emerging Canadian men’s brand, producing intelligent, functional grooming products for the modern man. We believe that men should have access to confidence and self-esteem, and build our product lines and brand voice around this idea. We use only choice ingredients, and work to ensure that our formulas make full use of the power of these components.
What started as a side project in early 2015 quickly grew into a true Canadian competitor, available from Vancouver to Halifax and garnering attention and acclaim internationally. From the shelves of small-town Canadian retailers, to the pages of major publications like WIRED and GQ, Peregrine Supply Co. is changing the way that men think about grooming.
We were dissatisfied with the way products were being marketed to men and found that a ‘hyper-masculine’ stereotype often made its way into how men’s brands spoke to their customers. To us, this voice seemed one-dimensional and didn’t reflect what we saw as reality. We aren’t here to tell men how they should be seen or act, instead choosing to amplify what they already have. We’re for men living longer, fuller, happier lives and think that the first step on that voyage is confidence and a good understanding of one’s self.