If you’re ready to do your fall shopping, but would prefer to get your new outfits, home goods and self-care products from independent designers, check out the Fashion Art and Design (FAD) Market, which debuts its fall edition this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24 at City Point. The seasonal market will set up more than 50 vendors at the downtown Brooklyn mall’s new event space, BKLYN Studios. City Point is also home to Alamo Drafthouse and the Dekalb Market Food Hall, if you want to grab a bite to eat or catch a film before or after.
A sampling of what you’ll find at FAD: jewelry from the NYC-based CastleCliff, which uses all reclaimed materials for its vintage-chic creations. A rustic-minimalist dresser or coffee table from Bushwick-based furniture design co. Analog Modern. All-natural, small-batch face masks, serums and elixirs from Ixmucane Skincare.
And FAD is not just a market; while you peruse the apparel, jewelry, apothecary and home furnishings, you can also enjoy art and design-themed events and workshops. In celebration of New York Textile Month this September, FAD will showcase the exhibition, “Connecting Threads,” a group show of 10 NYC-based artists and textile and fabric makers. NYC’s Textile Arts Center will show you how the industry works via interactive demonstrations of loom weaving, screen printing and machine knitting. Brooklyn nonprofit textile recycling company WE GATHER will host its Community Cloth Project, fusing salvaged textile materials to create a large-scale, zero-waste rug. (They’ll hold tutorials in the “latch-hook technique” so you can participate too).
When FAD Market returns to City Point the weekend of Oct. 21 and 22, you can look forward to an exhibition by Brooklyn-based sculptor Abraham McNally. Paris-based Creative studio OMY will install a massive coloring wall for the kids to enjoy while parents take a load off at the FAD Market Lounge Space, created by West Elm.
If you go
BKLYN Studios at City Point
445 Albee Square
Saturday and Sunday, Sept 23 and 24, Oct. 21 and 22
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.