Posted on April 26 2012
Singapore, April 26, 2012 - Keepers III, the third in a series of artisan events organised by Singapore designer Carrie K., will showcase bespoke jewellery, shoes, leather goods, neck ties and pocket squares, along with artisan champagne and ice cream.
Aimed at men with a taste for bespoke products and who dress with individuality, the event will be held on Saturday, 26th May 2012 at the Carrie K. Atelier. Keepers III will bring together a number of artisans whose viewings are usually by appointment only- making this a rare occasion they are all in one location.
Keepers III will give visitors the opportunity to understand the artisans’ craft, have their own products made and hear the stories behind the bespoke pieces created. For example, J Myers, artisanal leather smith, created a key case specifically for a customer who needed a special fit for his BMW key.
Similarly Carrie K. designed cufflinks that customers could personalise, allowing them to choose their own mix of semi precious stones to create their own pair. In addition whilst talking to customers, Carolyn Kan, Founder & Designer of Carrie K. learnt that men often lose one side of their cufflinks, so she also customizes just the one side of the cufflink.
A quarterly event, Keepers was started to bring together people who crave better, not more-people who value time taken to do and make things well. In addition to giving independent artists and artisans a venue to showcase their work, it is also an opportunity for people to meet and chat with artists and artisans to learn more about their craft.
“Keepers are people who share the same passion for quality craftsmanship and appreciate the time to make things well,” said Carolyn “Our third edition of Keepers is designed around a growing demand by men for unique, handcrafted accessories that are customized for the individual”
Keepers III will feature:
• Edwin Neo, a bespoke shoemaker who produces the quintessential pair of shoes. His brand Ed et Al uses quality materials, excellent workmanship, and classic designs that will stand the test of time.
• Jeremiah Ang, a self-taught artisan who set out to rekindle fine leather crafting. He created J Myers, which features top quality leathers sourced from all over the world. He marries timeless designs with honest craftsmanship to create pieces that are free from the constraints of fashion trends.
• Diana Chan and Gerald Shen of Vanda Fine Clothing produce handcrafted menswear accessories with subtle flair. Made from traditional yet innovative materials from the most reputable mills in the world, their pocket squares and neckties are individually cut and sewn by hand in Singapore.
• Pang Hian Tee of Lollapalooza Singapore, a purveyor of fine champagnes. Lollapalooza will present a new selection of grower producer champagnes from Guy Charlemagne. Hian Tee, a former marketing events executive whose first love is great food and wine, also curates gourmet experiences via Lolla’s Secret Suppers.
• Khoh Wan Chin, Audrey Wang and Victor Lim founders of Creamier, producer of small batch ice cream with generous attention to detail, will launch two new flavours akin to the masculine theme of the event
Keepers III will be held at the Carrie K. Atelier at 136 Bukit Timah Road from 2pm to 7pm, Saturday, May 26, 2012.
About Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery:
Carrie K. Artisan Jewellery marries artisan-crafted jewellery with an unconventional sense of beauty and elegant playfulness. Celebrating imperfection and rejoicing in what is real rather than what seems flawless, its collections are aimed at men and women who have a strong sense of self and express their individual style through the jewellery they wear. Each piece of jewellery is handcrafted the old way, with great time and care. Established in July 2009, Carrie K. won the ELLE Awards Jewellery Designer of the Year in 2010.
Carrie K. is available online at CarrieKRocks.com as well as several stockists in Singapore. For a complete list, please visit http://www.carriekrocks.com/CarrieK/Stockists.aspx
Fact Sheet: About the Guest Artisans
Ed et Al:
Ed et Al strives to bring together key elements that make up the quintessential pair of shoes; quality materials, excellent construction and workmanship, and classic designs that will stand the test of time. “We are shoe fanatics first and foremost, retailers next. We aim to provide shoes that we ourselves would be proud of owning and wearing, as such, each pair of shoes are subjected to intense scrutiny by our partners, one of whom was trained in Europe as a shoemaker. Our collection represents the basics of every gentleman's wardrobe, a pair for every occasion”.
Retail & Showroom: By appointment only
Ed et Al at Dominic Khoo 28th Fevrier 5, Jalan Kilang Singapore 159405
J Myers Company:
Jeremiah Ang, a self-taught artisan who set out to rekindle fine leather crafting almost four years ago, founded the J.Myers Company. Working out of his workshop tucked in a quiet enclave amidst the bustle of Chinatown, he translates his designs from paper to leather stitch by stitch, with the belief that well crafted products can make people feel good. Using top quality leathers sourced from all over the world, timeless designs are united with honest craftsmanship to create pieces that are free from the constraints of fashion trends. On top of the items the label produces, ‘The J.Myers Company’ also offers a fullbespoke service for watchstraps and phone cases where the customer has the luxury of making all the design choices. J Myers workshop is located in 5, Banda Street, #03-90B, Singapore 050005. Products are carried at Nana and Bird.
Vanda Fine Clothing:
Vanda Fine Clothing was founded in 2011 by Diana Chan and Gerald Shen. Featuring meticulous construction and timeless design, their pocket squares and neckties are handcrafted with the finest materials from around the world. Vanda Fine Clothing's workshop and showroom is located at Blk 1014 Geylang East Ave 3, #02-218, Singapore 389729.
Lollapalooza is a purveyor of exquisite champagnes, and curator of fine wines and gourmet experiences. We believe in people who are passionate and proud of their trade, and celebrate these heroes that are uncompromising on quality.
Creamier is committed to consciously sourcing from the local community for fresh produce, which includes purveying coffee beans from local roasteries. “It means a lot for us to be able to give back to local businesses – we are part of the same community,” adds Audrey Wang, co founder of Creamier. “We take pride in our products and do not use commercially processed premixes nor artificial flavourings, preservatives or high fructose corn syrup in any of our ice creams. Even the orange and lemon juices are hand squeezed from market fresh produce. It takes much more effort but the end result is worth it.”
Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream and Coffee is located at Blk 128, Toa Payoh Lorong 1, #01-835, Singapore 310128, www.creamier.com.sg