The exhibition was organised by three local creatives, artist and jewellery designer Maiko Suzuki, milliner Karema Deodato and fashion designer Heike Jarick.
The event aims to showcase the best local innovators and authentic contributors of Harlem. Harlem Makers Collective aims to provide forward thinking Harlem creatives with a platform to showcase their brands and generate a supportive community to share and grow their ideas.
Maiko Suzuki is a Japanese artist and jewellery designer raised in Tokyo.
Suzuki trained as a painter and graphic designer in Japan before moving to New York City aged seventeen to pursue her artistic career. After graduated from Parsons School of Design, she worked as graphic designer, illustrator and denim designer.
Suzuki started making jewellery in 2009, her original designs are hand-crafted and made in Harlem, NYC. The one of a kind pieces are inspired by different cultures from Islamic Art to African sculpture and architecture.
Karema Deodato is a skilled milliner and created Karema Deodato Millinery in 1999.
Deodato is inspired by early 1900’s designers as well as modern techniques and aesthetics.
Karema Deodato hats have been sold at Barney’s New York, Takashimaya Japan, and other stores across the U.S.
Design at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York City, Deodato was then hired to work at
After studying Fashion
the Metropolitan Opera House as assistant milliner to Janet Linville where she perfected her skills as a
Each piece is made
to measure and all hats are hand-blocked, finished using Old World millinery techniques, and often
accented with antique trims and findings.
Heike Jarick is a German-born, London-schooled, Milan-trained and globally focused fashion designer living in New York City.
Yohji Yamamoto subsidiary collection in Tokyo.
Jarick launched heike in 2015, a contemporary ready-to-wear label based in NYC with a focus on luxury outerwear and knits. She finds inspiration in contemporary art, music and architecture, namely the Bauhaus theory, and uses fabric from Italy and Japan. heike pieces are often multi-use, multi-purpose and highly versatile, focusing on construction and deconstruction.
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