Celebrate the artistry and craftsmanship behind fabric creation with the SFDC’s annual “Fall Into Fabrics” event, September 9-13. From open houses to showroom parties to keynote speeches, these days are all about seeing what’s new in the fabric world. Read on to learn more about some of the events and visit the SFDC site for the full program details.88
Tuesday, Sept 10
The Art of Tangling
De Sousa Hughes, Showplace #380, 11 AM
San Francisco-based maker Kristin Kelly Colombano of Fog & Fury will demonstrate the ancient art of felt making. RSVP here.
Introducing the Michael S. Smith Collection by Hartmann & Forbes
Michael Taylor Collections, Galleria #444, 12 PM
Hartmann & Forbes regional manager Cara Webb will introduce the new collection. RSVP here.
Afternoon Tea with Soane Britain
Soane Britain, Galleria #384, 1 PM
See the brand new Soane Britain showroom and explore their new fabrics and furnishings. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Sept 11
Keynote with Bernie de Le Cuona, Galleria Atrium, 10 AM
Join HENRY editor-in-chief Alisa Carroll for a conversation with Bernie de Le Cuona about her new collection. Reception to follow in De Sousa Hughes, Showplace #380. RSVP for the reception here.
Designing with Catherine Croner
Cowtan & Tout, Showplace #170 12:15 PM
Cowtan & Tout’s design director Catherine Croner introduces the new collection. RSVP to email@example.com.
Kravet Welcomes Duncan Clarke of Clarke & Clarke
Kravet, Galleria #120, 1 PM
Join Duncan Clarke of Clarke & Clarke as he presents the brand’s latest collections with Kravet. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prima Alpaca for Window Treatments
Shears & Window, Galleria #452, 2 PM
Sandra Jordan and Laurel Sprigg will discuss the latest trends in prima alpaca for windows and soft furnishings. RSVP here.
See New Collections at Fabricut
Fabricut, Galleria #240, 2 PM
Browse exciting new collections from S. Harris and the Vale London.
License to Spill
Hickory Chair, Galleria #255, 3 PM
Learn all about performance fabrics from brands like Crypton and Sunbrella in this 0.1-credit CEU session. RSVP here.
New Collections at Palecek
Palecek, Galleria #340, 3 PM
Come see 30 new Palecek fabrics being released this fall. RSVP to email@example.com.
Edition 169 Reveal Cocktail Party
JD Staron, Galleria #236, 4 PM
See the inspiring new collection from Parisian-based Edition 169. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Sept 12
Keynote – Wall Couture: A Conversation with Fromental Co-Founder Lizzie Deshayes
Galleria Atrium, 11 AM
Fromental Co-Founder Lizzie Deshayes and Luxe’s Mary Jo Bowling discuss the creation of the brand and how they focus on quality and craftsmanship. Reception to follow at 12 PM in HEWN showroom, Galleria #480. RSVP for the reception here.
Summit Furniture, Galleria #122, 1 PM
Enjoy a lively panel about using fabrics to create the perfect outdoor spaces. RSVP to email@example.com.
Creating New Traditions in Embroidery
Sloan Miyasato, Showplace #300, 2 PM
Embroidery expert Michael Savoia will discuss unique technologies in the world of embroidery. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exploring Textures and Textiles
Phillip Jeffries, Galleria #490, 2 PM
Join designers Cynthia Spence and Laura Martin Bovard for a conversation about elevating your walls with tailored textures. RSVP to email@example.com.
The Art of Italian Bedding with C&C Milano
De Sousa Hughes, Showplace #380, 3 PM
Join Emanuele Castellini to discuss the endless possibilities of high-end pieces from the C&C Milano Home Collection. RSVP here.
Bespoke Wallpaper & Fabric at DWM | Maloos Champagne Reception
DWM | Maloos, Galleria #319, 3 PM
Enjoy champagne and snacks to celebrate the launch of the brand’s new bespoke wallpaper & fabric collection. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome Tastemaker Caterina Fabrizio from Dedar
Kneedler | Fauchere, Galleria #170, 5 PM
Meet the visionary force behind the influential Italian brand Dedar over champagne and Italian-inspired bites. RSVP to email@example.com.
Friday, Sept 13
Afternoon Tea at Meacham Abbey
SMW Home, Galleria #429, 3 PM
Celebrate all things Edwardian in advance of the Downton Abbey movie with an afternoon tea at Scot Meacham Wood. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Design Meets the Divas of Drag
Galleria Atrium, 7 PM
The fifth annual Divas of Drag celebration features 12 fabulous drag queens dressed in fabrics donated by SFDC showrooms. Purchase tickets here.