Designers & Fleas is a quarterly platform for emerging and practicing designers/artisans and vintage/upcycled goods. It takes place on the same day as the UTS Open Day, which was too good an opportunity to turn down.
Designers & Fleas is modelled off the kind of markets you find in Brooklyn. It is all under the one roof with a handmade eclectic aesthetic with some great florals and upcycling mixed in.
Part community street fair, part emerging designer haven mixed with vintage finds and a live maker space. Designers & Fleas is a nod to traditional old-world marketplaces with an eye on what is contemporary, original and upcycled.
The first session includes:
- 40 curated artisan, emerging designer and ‘flea’ vendors all under one roof.
- 4 pop-up exhibition spaces with a live interactive maker space with local Sydney artist and jewellery-maker Frida Las Vegas
- Brooklyn-inspired chill-hop DJ (courtesy of 2SER)
- Brooklyn Bagels & Gelato
- a fashion exchange bedazzle booth.