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THREE Erin Cadigan S/S 2011 launch party

Posted in collections with tags , , , , on May 19, 2011 by threeerincadigan

THREE Erin Cadigan, is a line of products by illustrator and fashion designer Erin Cadigan. Started 14 years ago as a way to make money while traveling around the country, seeing music and living in her van, the company has grown organically over the years, with each piece being released sporadically to an ever-growing base of fans and collectors.

THREE Erin Cadigan is a product range encompassing both fashion and art. The main products are a line of t-shirts and art prints. The line will also sell hand made books and has an upcoming jewelry line for Fall 2011. Each illustrated piece in the line is based on study of subjects ranging from science to world cultures to spirituality. Every item comes with a full rundown of the meaning behind the work. Eighty percent of the production is done by designer, Erin Cadigan, and is produced with as eco-friendly and socially conscious methods as possible.

The launch party for THREE Erin Cadigan will be held Thursday June 2, 8-11pm at new bar and event space THE MORGAN on Bogart Ave in Bushwick area of Brooklyn. The Morgan is a beautifully finished space with a front bar room at street level, a back event space at street level and a bar and dance lounge downstairs. The party will be dj-ed by DJ Gravy, resident dj at Santos House Party below Canal in Manhattan and originator of the Rice and Peas party celebrating  its fourth successful year.

The party will have a small runway show of the S-S 2011 t-shirt line starting at 9pm. There will be an area selling products as well. All RSVP press will receive a press gift bag and additional bags will be given to the first people through the door until they run out.

About Erin Cadigan

Erin came into the fashion game after 10 years as a free-lance illustrator. She received her BFA in Illustration and Printmaking from University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Immediately after graduating in 1996 Erin started traveling extensively, visiting 48 states, 7 Canadian provinces and 22 countries on 5 continents. She started the product line THREE in 1997 to help with travel costs. In 2002 Erin returned to school and received a postgraduate degree in Fashion Design. She moved to Brooklyn in 2004. She has worked for Adidas, Lolos Lolas Loslitos and designed for indie brand Outlaws of the Border. Before quitting to put her energy into her own line, she spent the past 5 years as head designer at Renee’s NYC. There she ran two in house brands and designed private label for Brooklyn Industries, Urban Outfitters, Free People and Saks. In her free time she continued to illustrate, working for bands and promoters on posters and t-shirts. In 2010 she became a visiting instructor at Pratt University’s Fashion Department.