Fabricker, Austin’s soon-to-be destination for luxury fabrics, hosted a trunk show Wednesday, September 28th, at Spiderhouse’s 29th Street Ballroom. The event gave local designers and fabric enthusiasts a chance to preview Fabricker’s wide selection before their official opening in 2012.
The show featured fabrics from designers such as Versace, Liberty of London, Anna Sui, Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren, in addition to rare and vintage fabrics that could otherwise not be found in Austin.
Local designer, savannahred, showed her newest vintage-inspired collection for real-sized women. Savannahred gave Austin’s fashion scene an exclusive preview of her collection, showing the designs here before they are launched in Seattle.
April Kling Meyer, founder of Fabricker, found that there was a niche being ignored in her experience working for a big box fabric retailer since 2001. Her mission is to “provide high-quality fashion apparel fabric to the general public, garment designers, fashion students, textile collectors and enthusiasts”.
“We are kind of like galleries in a way– we curate a collection, of fabrics as it were, that appeal to different types of designers and home sewers and their unique tastes”, Kling Meyer said.
Fabricker is currently undergoing negotiations to secure a lease for their retail location. In the meantime, they will be hosting various trunk shows in the area. They will also be putting their fabrics online in October or November to create buzz before the opening.