Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New Online Winter Pop-Up Shop Now Open!


Announcing our new online Winter Pop-Up Shop!

Find exquisite fashion accessories for everyone on your list.

Free Shipping + 15% Off all Orders, now through December 12, 2014.

enter code at checkout: HappyHolidays2014
 

The Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art collection offers luxurious, expertly crafted adornments for discerning women and men who love and appreciate design originality and fine craftsmanship.

 

Find a selection of Shawls, Wraps, Scarves, Hats, Gauntlets, and other unique styles in rich, vibrant colors and in beautiful neutrals.

 

These garments and accessories are modern heirlooms that you and your loved ones will enjoy season after season, year after year.


As always, thank you for recognizing and supporting independent design, and thank you for supporting handmade!

Finely crafted from luxurious materials
Gift Certificates are now available!
 
Offer code HappyHolidays2014 (good through December 12, 2014) is also valid in our other online shop, which currently offers a smaller selection than the Winter Pop-Up Shop. A new shopping experience will be unveiled in 2015, please stay tuned.

* Free shipping + 15% off is good on all online purchases from the Winter Pop-Up Shop, including sample sale items. The discount is not valid on Gift Certificate purchases. US Buyers + US Shipping only. International customers: please contact us directly for alternate shopping arrangements.

SAVE THE DATE for the American Craft Council 2015 Show in Baltimore, MD!
February 20-22, 2015

Photography by Ellen Crane.

 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Meet me in Philadelphia this fall!

This autumn, you are cordially invited to see the Elena Rosenberg knit collection and meet me at two extraordinary events in Philadelphia, PA -- the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Fine Craft Fair (October 10-12, 2014) and Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show (November 6-9, 2014).  It's a treat to be an invited artist at these prestigious exhibitions of contemporary fine craft and design. Each show is a major destination and event, and a perfect opportunity for you to come see the new line of finely handknit fashion accessories and pick out something lovely for your fall and winter wardrobe.  I look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!

Elena Rosenberg Knit Fashion, Made in New York
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art
If you are like most fans of Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art designs, you are someone who appreciates fine quality, exquisite craftsmanship, and clothing that is both timeless and modern. You may be a devotee of sustainable and 'slow' fashion, an art lover, an artwear fan. You love clothing and accessories that feel good to the touch and next to your skin and that are easy to wear. You love an elegant, feminine look, and a look that makes a statement. I am confident that you will find new pieces to adore and wear daily, among the designs in my Fall 2014 collection. Each piece continues to be made in New York one-stitch-at-a-time, based on my original patterns, and using only the finest, most luxurious fibers around.

Can't make it to Philadelphia in the fall? SHOP Elena Rosenberg designs ONLINE anytime.

Elena Rosenberg Knit Fashion, Made in New York
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art
The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen holds its popular Fine Craft Fair in Rittenhouse Square in October 2014, as the venerable organization celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. This event is located in the very heart of the city in a beautiful neighborhood surrounded by charming bakeries, interesting restaurants, and excellent arts & cultural venues. The Fine Craft Fair itself is held outdoors, and the perimeter of historic Rittenhouse Square is lined with booths displaying some of the finest and highest quality craft from the East Coast and beyond. There will be fine and alternative materials jewelry, photography, fine woodworking, basketry, and glass.


Your Fashion & Wearable Fiber Art destination at the Fine Craft Fair in Rittenhouse Square is Booth #23 on Walnut St. -- Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art.

This show is free to attend. It's open Friday and Saturday (October 10-11) from 11am to 6pm, and Sunday (October 12) from 11am to 5pm.

Luxury Knit Fashion by Elena Rosenberg, Made in New York
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art
The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show is in its 38th year, and it is, without a doubt, one of the most competitive and prestigious contemporary craft and design shows in existence today. It's a particular bright and bold feather in my cap to be making a debut at the PMA Craft Show this year, as an Emerging Artist. Collectors and fine craft/design lovers travel to the PMA Craft Show from all over the country. The award-winning and museum quality pottery, jewelry, mixed media art, and decorative fiber you will see at this show will be a true feast for the senses.


Come to booth #219 at the show to see Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art designs. I also will be doing an artist demonstration/talk at the show (details to come).

Luxury Knit Fashion by Elena Rosenberg, Made in New York
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art
The PMA Craft Show will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from Thursday, November 6, 2014 through Sunday, November 9, 2014. Thursday-Friday hours are 11am - 9pm, Saturday hours are 10am - 6pm, and Sunday hours are 10am - 5pm. For details and directions, visit the PMA Show website.

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Fine Women's Luxury Knit Fashion by New York Designer Elena Rosenberg
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art

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(Photography above by Ellen Crane)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Summer Style Finds

What's your summer style like? If you are picturing lightweight natural fabrics and fibers (silks, cottons, linen blends), flowing silhouettes, and subtle geometric and botanical prints, you are going to enjoy my Summer Style picks very much. From bold and vibrant colors to neutral tones, these clothes, along with jewelry and accessories to complement them, are the very essence of summer, wherever you happen to spend it -- in the city, by the seashore, in the garden, or on the road to your next adventure.

Summer Frocks

Navy, Saffron, Seafoam
Cotton, Linen, Silk
Jasmin Shokrian, Wiksten, Donna Karan


Summer Tops

Ruffles, Ferns, Applique
Isabel Marant, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Alabama Chanin


Summer Adornments & Jewelry

 Organic Cotton, Wood, Silver
Sea Kelp, Pebbles, Shells
Elena Rosenberg, Grace Girvan, Oscar Carvallo


Summer Bags

Lemon, Eco-print, Leather + Linen
Jill Harrell, Red2White, Ellington Handbags


Summer Pastimes

Caresses, Pedals, Petals
Jose Villa Photography, Ali Harper Photography, Sweet Eventide Photography


Summer Treats

Wild Strawberries, Summer Harvest Scent, Ginger & Cilantro Margarita
AllTheBeautifulThings, Burren Perfumery, The Gouda Life


See more SUMMER STYLE inspiration on my Pinterest Boards.
Other summer-time collections to enjoy: 

My other seasonal STYLE collections:



Monday, April 28, 2014

Spring 2014 Events


This May, I invite you to visit me at these beautiful events to see what's new in my collection of hand-knit wearable fiber art and fashion accessories, and see the many other talented artists who will be exhibiting their designs alongside me, in New York and in Pennsylvania. If you are in the area, I hope you will stop by!


Artrider Productions
Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, NY
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 2-4, 2014
Booth #B-206


Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, PA
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 9-11, 2014
Booth #15



Can't make it to these shows? Connect with me online, via my artist page on Facebook, or by visiting my online shop. Sign up for my mailing list and save the date for these future 2014 events:


Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst
Tarrytown, NY, September 12-14, 2014
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Fine Craft Fair
Philadelphia, PA, October 10-12, 2014

(Photography by Ellen Crane)


Friday, February 14, 2014

2014 Collection Photoshoot - Part I


On a snowy February afternoon in one of Westchester County's picturesque rivertowns, a fantastic group of women gathered for an unusual photo-session. My vision for the shoot was to showcase a phenomenon, a trend, a connecting thread I have experienced over the past few years with many of my amazing customers. In person, at the art & fine craft shows I do, and through interactions in my online store, I have observed women of different generations gravitate toward and fall in love with the same designs of mine. Whether they are in their teens, twenties, thirties, forties, fifties, sixties, seventies, eighties and above, women of all ages seem to find my styles and my work beautiful and desirable. 

I love seeing multi-generational families shopping in my show booth together. And I love knowing that my fashion accessories, clothing, and adornments have been worn on round-the-world journeys, to weddings, soirees, vow renewals, recitals, or simply on strolls around town or quiet afternoons at home. I love seeing people's faces light up when they try one of my designs on, and when they feel elegant, warm, pampered, and loved in what they are wearing. With thousands of individual stitches comprising every garment and accessory, each exquisitely made by hand one at a time, what else could you feel when wearing an Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art original, if not love? 

Here in these photos are women of several generations looking positively dazzling in the shawls, wraps, scarves, capelets, hats, and gauntlets from my recent collection. It is a reflection of things coming full circle too, as in the last year or so, the work coming out of my knitwear studio is no longer produced by me alone. We are now a two-person team, with my mother, Alla Kachuro (who taught me to knit when I was 10 or 11!), skillfully contributing production help on some of the designs.

I hope you love these photos as much as I do! Stay tuned for more images and details from this session in Part II, coming soon!

A little behind-the-scenes collage from the photo-session, captured for Instagram. Photos by Elena Rosenberg
For making this photoshoot possible, I am grateful to the talented dance and portrait photographer Ellen Crane, hair & makeup artist Ilise Heitzner Harris, and my gorgeous models, Abigail Garland Loose, Hannah Devaney, Erica Halliwell (yoga instructor at Hastings Yoga), and Maxine Sherman (former principal dancer at Martha Graham Dance Company and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater). Scarf/shawl pins pictured with some of the designs are custom-made for my collection by wood artisan Harry Firth.

As you know, most of my work is handmade in very limited editions or is one of a kind. To see these and many other designs in person, visit me at the American Craft Council show in Baltimore, MD, next week (February 21-23, 2014). Most of the pieces pictured here have not been added to my online store yet. Please feel free to contact me directly to inquire about availability.


Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art. Hand-knit Shawl, Hat, and Gauntlets (merino wool, alpaca, silk). Photography by Ellen Crane.
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art. Hand-knit Shawl, Hat, and Gauntlets (merino wool). Photography by Ellen Crane.

Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art. Hand-knit Shawl and Hat (merino wool). Photography by Ellen Crane.
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art. Hand-knit Shawl (merino wool). Photography by Ellen Crane.
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art. Hand-knit Wrap and Hat (merino wool). Photography by Ellen Crane.
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art. Hand-knit Shawl, Hat, and Gauntlets (merino wool). Photography by Ellen Crane.
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art. Hand-knit Capelet and Hat (merino wool). Photography by Ellen Crane.
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art. Hand-knit Shawl, Hat, and Gauntlets (merino wool). Photography by Ellen Crane.
Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art. Crochet Collier Necklace, Multistrand Bracelet, Blossom ring (Silk). Photography by Ellen Crane.

Can't wait to work with this talented crew on another collection and style concept!

Your feedback and thoughts are welcome!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

2014 NICHE Award

Elated to announce that I am the recipient of the 2014 NICHE Award in Fashion Accessories (Professional Category)! The prestigious NICHE Awards recognize excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. I am thrilled beyond words to have my hand-knit design and work honored in this important way by the fine craft community.

Hand-Knit Shawl by Elena Rosenberg. 2014 NICHE Award Winner.

I traveled to Philadelphia for the Awards Ceremony, which was held at the annual Buyer's Market of American Craft / American Made Show, and got to meet BMAC and NICHE Magazine staff. I also had a lovely time catching up with friends Melanie of Rumi Sumaq (a 2014 Finalist in Jewelry-Alternative Materials!), and Barbara of BMJCNYC Jewelry. It was a treat to meet Wendy Rosen and have a photo taken with her too. I love the fact that the award itself (pictured below) is handcrafted and signed by Pennsylvania-based Glasslight studio.

Photo courtesy of NICHE magazine.

Here are some of my favorites from the various categories of 2014 NICHE Awards Finalists.

Pictured, top left to right: (row 1) Aleksandra Vali, Jeffrey Lloyd, Coco Paniora-Salinas of Rumi Sumaq, (row 2) Aleksandra Vali, Lee Sipe, Carrie Gustafson, (row 3) Larisa Safayan, Mike Davis, Joy Raskin   
You can view this year's and previous years' winners and finalists on the NICHE Awards website.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Warm Holiday Wishes!

Wherever in the world you are, and whatever occasion or tradition you are celebrating this season, may your homes and your hearts be filled with love and joy! Warmest wishes to all from New York!

Happy Holidays! Dressed in winter white and ivory for the season - recent designs from Elena Rosenberg Wearable Fiber Art.