Most people associate Modern Atlanta’s annual Design Is Human event, May 30 through June 7, with cutting-edge architecture, techy seminars, and sleek furniture. But it has a softer side, too.
Local fashion designer Megan Huntz has assembled a popup shop featuring her signature flowy silk dresses and blousy tops alongside her favorite independent makers—most based right here. Through this Thursday, Space 2, next to Sound Table on Edgewood Avenue, will house a collection of goods, from clothes and shoes to music, art, jewelry, and fragrance, which Huntz has said represents her “lifestyle concept.” She’s calling it Slow Mode.
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, many of the local makers will be at the shop to discuss their wares. Until then, a little info on some things you’ll find:
One of our favorite makers, Sarah Green behind Cord Shoes, has her leather goods on display, including new sandals for summer and her just-launched dog collars. Hannah Cross silk scarves, designed in Candler Park and made in Italy, hang from the racks; necklaces by the local Melting Sun, with handmade and handpainted beads, are tacked to a board. There’s art, like graphite pieces by Stephanie Raborn, and music from Atlanta record label Geographic North. Huntz has also collaborated with makers elsewhere, including Brooklyn’s Shana Luther, for whom Huntz created a painting that Luther applied to small leather bags. Richmond perfumer Na Nin created a jasmine-y fragrance just for Huntz and the event.
“I just found I had all these friends who make amazing things,” says Huntz, who herself created a white blouse with silk bias binding on the neckline, exclusively for Modern Atlanta. “And they all add something to the Atlanta scene.”
Space 2, 485 Edgewood Avenue, through June 4, 3–9 p.m.; meganhuntz.com; ma-designishuman.com