At Baby & Company we believe the line between fashion and art is entirely blurred, and in celebration of that union, we're hosting the Mixed Media Wearable Art Collection.
Featuring local up-and-coming artists Alex Fry, Morgan Elrod, Malia Seavey, Christine Miller, and Kayla Frazier, the exhibit paired the creators with UNIONBAY denim to create hand-designed statement pieces.
We're hosting the artists and their work for an event where guests can purchase any of the one-of-a-kind garments and chat with their designers. Most importantly, a portion of proceeds goes on to benefit the Vera Project, a Seattle nonprofit aimed at promoting community transformation through youth-driven arts and music engagement.
Swing by the event in our store on Thursday, May 18 from 5 to 8pm and enjoy light bites and libations. Music will be provided by KEXP DJ Larry Rose. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can't make it to our soiree? Pieces from the Mixed Media Wearable Art Collection will be on display in our windows from May 18 through 25.
A R T I S T B I O S
Alex Fry is a life-long Washingtonian and illustrator in Seattle who also dabbles in lettering and printmaking. He enjoys hand-lettering, and always tries to find a way to use typography in his work.
Morgan Elrod is an emerging graphic artist, illustrator, and student at Cornish College of the Arts. Her work, typically screen printed, often explores the boundaries and connections between analog and digital processes. She enjoys thinking about pattern, layering, and vibrant color.
Malia Seavey is a Seattle-based multimedia artist and maker whose work explores cycles through the reclamation of materials and use of repetitive techniques. Her wearable pieces examine a fine, thought-provoking line between playful whimsy and haunting grotesque.
Chris Pereira describes himself as an "East-Coaster on the West Coast. Drummer. Cook. Goof."
Christine Miller is a native New Yorker and Seattle transplant who focuses on textile design. Although the fashion industry is a major factor in her life, she feels more inspired by the environment around her and discovering new ways to incorporate different materials, processes, and concepts into her work.
Kayla Frazier is inspired by fluidity and movement of a garment. For these pieces, she was inspired by the current trends of ruffles and ties. She currently designs for an activewear company, but hope to one day venture out on her own.