Meet Katie

Meet FABRICATED's Event Manager Katie Karvellas. Katie is the CEO of Karvellas Couturier Events and has been working in the fashion industry for over 10 years. She graduated with a Fashion Marketing Diploma from the International Academy of Design in Toronto and started her career throwing fashion shows for a venue in downtown Toronto. 
After moving to Calgary, Katie opened her own retail shop that included many national and international new generation designers. She's has attended Fashion Weeks in Toronto, Vancouver, and London, and taken buying trips to New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Europe. Katie extensive experience in the fashion industry has given her the ambition to push fashion forward thinking in Calgary through various avenues and has thrown numerous fashion events to promote over 50 local designers.
Katie joining FABRICATED as this seasons Event Manager guarantees  those attending a meticulous show. We couldn't have dreamed of anyone better!


Ode to Amy

Earlier this week, British singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse passed away at only 27. Yes, it was everywhere in the media, but as a diehard fan, it just sank in.

Troubled yes, but a super talent first, Amy captivated with her unique music style and distinctive husky voice. She wrote with an old soul and performed with passion.
In addition to her impact in the music industry, she accelerated to fashion icon status, even having Karl Lagerfeld imitate her signature beehive 'do and Cleopatra eyes on Chanel's runway. Amy revamped the pin-up girl and created a look all her own. 

Unfortunately, we lost an amazing artist to addiction, a trend that is all too familiar. Something's gotta give so we don't keep losing those who are most talented and inspirational. It has happened far too often!

Amy Winehouse performing Back to Black live

R.I.P Amy Winehouse


Meet Megan

Meet FABRICATED's Event Coordinator, Megan Zee. Megan is a recent graduate from the University of Calgary with a Bachelors of Commerce concentrating in Marketing. However, fashion has always been her main interest, and perhaps, obsession. She "loves the excitement, versatility, and unexpected changes that are constantly happening with the industry". To feed her fashion appetite, Megan assists local designer and friend (and FABRICATED's founder), Brook of Peeko Apparel, by helping out with administrative work, marketing, and other small tasks as they come up.
Megan initially got involved with last season's FABRICATED helping organize the Trunk Show. This time around, she is keeping the entire FABRICATED team in check, keeping us on track and in-tune with one another; not always an easy task with such a big team!

And if that isn't enough for one girl to do, Megan also runs her own company, Stellar Hoods. These hood-scarf hybrids (Megan is wearing one in the above picture) are designed by Megan herself, and are all the way awesome. Stellar Hoods are functional, cozy, adhere to any look you're going for, and can even be customized! Visit www.stellarhoods.com to shop and check out the different ways to wear them.

It's needless to say that Megan has outstanding organizational skills, exactly what the FABRICATED team needs.  We're lucky to have her on board keeping us all in check.


Officially on Print

And so we release...
Our poster

... our fabulous, fabulous poster.
Special thanks to our sponsors Kyle Goldie Photography, I Model Management, and Slingin Ink Media for bringing the concept to life!

Meet Ajay

Meet Ajay Bhandari, FABRICATED's Digital Media Department Manager. He brings with him an extensive list of credentials with his work experience as a director, producer, actor, editor, photographer, videographer, and umm… engineer. 

In addition to playing a part-time superman and doing all of the above, Ajay is also the founder of AJB Creative™. 
AJB Creative™ is a Calgary based multimedia production company specializing in providing photography and videography services in a variety of industries from fashion, corporate, to music videos, commercials, and more.  Their team of specialized artists, and multifaceted experts in their field ensure high quality work while maintaining focus and integrity of each project. 

Ajay is obviously very passionate about photography and videography, and in his own words "enjoys participating in exciting events - especially when it involves watching hot models walk down a runway"!

FABRICATED is thrilled to have an amazingly versatile and highly experienced person to head this department. We are sure that the photo and video coverage of our show in September will be nothing short of breathtaking.

If you are a videographer looking for something edgy and exciting to cover, get at Ajay at getajay@getfabricated.com He is looking for a couple more videographers to join him!

Pardon Us

We've made a little change, just a tiny one. This seasons FABRICATED will now be held on Thursday, September 8.
We are also super enthused to announce that the show will take place at the Theatre Junction GRAND once again! The venue was a perfect fit for the last show, why not stick with what works? 


Meet Jennea

Meet FABRICATED's Trunk Show coordinator, Jennea. Jennea Frischke is an interdisciplinary Alberta-born jewellery artist currently residing in Calgary.  In 2006 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD), where she majored in Jewellery and Metals.  Jennea maintains an active jewellery practice, teaches Continuing Education courses at ACAD and has a vintage business aptly named “Around the Block Salvage”.
Her work is exhibited and collected nationally. In addition to participating in a number of juried shows each year, Jennea was chosen as one of 12 Albertans selected to be part of the Prairie Excellence travelling 3 year exhibition. Jennea's designs can be purchased through the Alberta Craft Council in Edmonton, Diner Deluxe in calgary, and online at the Rabbit Boutique http;//www.rabbit-boutique.com/

On September 3, Jennea will have her first solo show, "Victorian Inclinations" at the Alberta Craft Council in Edmonton. She received a grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts to study Victorian jewellery in London, England, and the work is based on elements of this time period. Jennea is also active in the Calgary art scene through volunteering in a variety of arts groups including FABRICATED for the first two seasons, and recently as the set decorator for a local independent film, Dog Mask.

Needless to say, FABRICATED is lucky and proud to have such a talented, devoted, and highly recognized artist on the team. If you, too, are an accessory craftsman, you could have a chance to work closely with Jennea! She is looking for more vendors for this season's Trunk Show. If you are interested get at Jennea at getjennea@getfabricated.com. Hurry! Spots are limited!


generation whY

The Alberta Craft Council is bringing together young craft makers to share their vision and experience of the issues surrounding the said generation Y. They were invited to express their inspirations, be it technology, social issues, or the environment, in their own distinctive and fine craft. The event features a number of artists from Alberta and surrounding areas, and begins this Saturday, July 16 at the Alberta Craft Gallery in Edmonton. Visit http://www.albertacraft.ab.ca/ for more information.

One of the talented artists featured in this show, is FABRICATED's own Jennea. She is our Trunk Show coordinator, and is looking for unique vendors like herself to be part of the trunk show this September. Contact her at getjennea@getfabricated.com!


Meet Stephanie

Meet FABRICATED's volunteer coordinator Stephanie Pahl. She's currently in her second year of Arts & Cultural Management at Grant MacEwan University and recently completed a course on volunteer management.

 "I am passionate about all aspects of arts & culture, and I am extremely excited to organize a group of volunteers for the FABRICATED show in September!" - Stephanie

Stephanie is currently looking for stars to fill a number of volunteer positions for the night of the show. If you are interested in being a part of a high profile night of fashion get at Stephanie at getstephanie@getfabricated.com


Best Face Forward

The talented and creative team of make-up artists at Sephora Calgary have signed on for this season of FABRICATED. From intricate cat eyes and airbrushing, to a clean, fresh-faced look, this team can do it all and do it amazing!


Sneak a Peek

On July 1, our photography sponsor Kyle Goldie shot FABRICATED magazines editorial with the stunning Veronica (I Model Management) in Vancouver. He even provided some behind the scenes shots, and we couldn't resist sharing. 

These photos are absolutely amazing. We can only imagine how beautiful the full editorial will be. 
You know you don't want to miss it! So keep your eye out for the FABRICATED magazine, coming to you August 8.