A big thanks from Studio LaScarfa to everyone who came to our opening on Friday or stopped in on Monday! It was great to see all your smiling faces and show off all of our hard work.
If you saw something you liked but didn't buy it during our stores hours, feel free to contact us. You can send us a message on our Facebook page or you can send us an email.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Studio LaScarfa's Grand Opening takes place today!
Please come and join us at OCADU in room 243 between 6:00 and 8:00 pm for our launch party!
We will be serving refreshments that you can partake in while you browse through Studio LaScarfa's merchandise. We have one-of-a-kind apparel, handbags and jewelry. We will be accepting cash and cheques should you want to own any of our handmade goods.
We will be open at 2:30 and then at 6:00 the party starts!
If you can't make it today, don't worry, we are also open on Monday the 18th from 11:30 to 4:30.
We look forward to seeing everyone today!
Friday, October 8, 2010
We will be open on Friday, October 15th starting at 2:30pm and then from 6-8 we will have a meet and greet with the artists, view their products and enjoy some refreshments. You can join us again on Monday, October 18 between 11:30 and 4:30. You can find us at OCAD University which is located at 100 McCaul Street, in Room 243.
Studio LaScarfa offers one of a kind fibre and metal creations in the form of apparel, jewellery, accessories and autonomous art. The Trunk Show offers the flavor of an exclusive shopping experience in the elegant or funky surroundings of a freestanding temporary gallery. The intimacy of presentation and attentiveness of the designers provides clientele with both the personalized service of couturiers and the cultural and intellectual expressiveness of an art opening. Studio LaScarfa believes that by creating this environment our target clientele will enjoy the taste of elegance during their shopping experience and associate this feeling with the glamorous products our studio has to offer.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Studio LaScarfa is a celebration of the intersection of the talents of:
Robert K. Chen - Prior to studying art and design at OCADU, Robert trained as a Goldsmith at George Brown College in the Jewellery Arts program where he graduated with honours. During his final year at college he gained recognition by winning “Best of Show” in his first competition, the 2008 Zilbersmuck “Formula” National Juried Competition, with his My Formula is: 1 composition. Featured in the August 2008 edition of Jewellery Business magazine, Robert states that beauty should be a multi-sensual experience, vision and tactile feel combined together to create timeless beauty. “It’s the graceful curves, aggressive lines, the sensual feel of surface and weight that are the hallmark of great jewellery designs that influence my aesthetics”.
Loretta Faveri – As a Fibre Major at OCADU, Loretta has been exploring the use of fibre as a material for creating 3-D installations as well as designing and making garments for the body. She is the recipient of the Ellen Adams Award and the D.Kristjanson / Purchase Award both for her work in textile and print design. Simplicity, elegance and ease of wear are the essential elements of her designs.
Colin Hutzan - Colin is interested in bringing craft elements into the design sphere by taking aspects of popular culture subject matter and intermingling them with a craft and detail-oriented approach. Colin attended Ryerson University in the fashion communications program previous to enrolling at OCADU in the Material Art and Design program, specializing in jewelry but dabbling in the fibre studio to further perfect drafting and fashion design skill. Colin was among 40 choice exhibitors at a Canada-wide jewelry exhibition entitled “Secret Identity” and working in fashion management alongside school broadens his business and clientele based sensibilities. With a broad range of skill in various art and design practices as well as an interest in how craft can be integrated into the mass-market, Colin brings a multitude of tools to the table.
Sarah Lavoie - Sarah has a background in textiles at the Ontario College of Art and Design University and has worked with textile artist Noelle Hamlyn. Her education in the art of textiles as well as training in the design of handcrafted pocket books has given her a unique style in the creation of handbags. Sarah’s handbags are created with a variety of fabrics, but mostly silks and cottons that she has screen printed by hand. Her handbags are always functional and often have many pockets because she believes that organization is important and that functionality is just as crucial as aesthetics.