Back by popular demand! Vere de Vere & Dharma Threads Vintage proudly present Marquette’s 2nd Vintage Pop-Up Shop! Come to the Ore Dock Brewing Company on the evening of Wednesday June 5th, 6-9pm, for an incredible sale featuring: Classic men’s and ladies apparel, lingerie, outerwear, accessories & more.
Eco-friendly designs based on a model of true sustainability from (re) by Lanni Lantto!
Dressing rooms will be available. Bring your friends, enjoy a great brew & discover the vivacity of vintage. All ages welcome!
(RE) will be in the Los Angeles area in March/April 2013. We will be pitching some exciting projects and looking to get upcycled fashion in the mainstream media! If you are in that area, please let us know of any upcoming events/shows/projects. We love being cREative in the sunshine!
3/20/13: Press Release, Upper Peninsula of Michigan–
(RE) is in the process of organizing our 4th (Re)Design Fashion & Art Show, which is being held March 20th @7pm & is a benefit for the MQT Regional History Center. This event is the largest gathering of artists who use mostly or all recycled materials in their designs and has proven, year after year, to grow and expand and bring people in from all across the UP. I aim to gather the most talented designers and have us all under one roof to show & sell our reclaimed treasures to a full house.
-) We are looking for artists who use recycled or found objects in their art and would like to have a booth at the event. Your name will be included in the program, table is provided, suggested donation fee is $10 only! Set up is 6:00pm at the Museum. All spots are filled but please contact me to be involved next year!
-) We are looking for fiber artists who have a collection of clothing made from recycled materials to be in the fashion show. You will be featured in our press and promotions.
-) There is an open call for entries – anyone across the UP can submit a piece of artwork (preferably fiber but not limited too) in the open design contest, must be in attendance and provide model to walk the piece. Juried winner gets a sweet prize! Applications need to be in before the event and can be picked up at Garden Bouquet & Design.
-) Come one come all and enjoy an evening of Upcycled Art & Fashion!!
Have (re) do a workshop in your school/town, let (re) give your closet or your business a green make-over, learn more about eco-design in 2013. Send us a message via our contact page- dates available!
10/26/12, Remade Furniture Unveiling Reception – Devos Art Museum. Musical Performance on instruments made from found objects featuring New Material: John Preus, Leroy Bach, Tadd Cowen, Mikel Patrick Avery (Chicago).
Remade Furniture Unveiling with projects by Breanne Kanak, Lanni Lantto and Nicole Corne, Russell Prather, Cory Robinson and Ted Ross, Stephen Smolinski, Brendan Solinski, Mitch Steinmetz, Dale Wedig and NMU IDSA.
In conjunction with the exhibition, You Complete Me: Mediating Relationships in Contemporary Art, on view at the DeVos Art Museum through November 11.
About the exhibition: Mediate is defined as an intervention to bring about resolution. While we often think about mediation involving a dispute or argument, this exhibition looks at the idea more broadly. The artists and pieces represented intervene by directly and indirectly engaging with other people in the creation of the work. It is only with the involvement of others, either in the making of or the display of the work, that the work can be fully completed. The artists, or the artwork, then become mediators, asking the participant/viewer to negotiate their perspective by becoming part of the work.Featuring work by Jill Frank, InCUBATE, Jason Lazarus, Nikki S. Lee, David Parker, Adrian Piper, John Preus with New Material (Leroy Bach, Tadd Cowen, Mikel Patrick) and Jon Rafman. A full-color fully illustrated catalogue is available with essays by Chicago-based research group InCUBATE and DeVos Art Museum curator Melissa Matuscak. For more information visit: www.nmu.edu/devos.
Oct/Nov 2012: New Courses Offered in Marquette:
October 1/8/15th 6-8pm “REdesign Your Wardrobe”: Do you have a closet full of old clothes or a trunk full of heirlooms in the attic gathering dust? Is living a green lifestyle important to you but you don’t know how that translates to fashion? This workshop will teach you how to rethink and redesign everyday objects into wearable, unique and stylish pieces. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to: be knowledgable about what eco-fashion/upcycling is, rethink how old items in your closet can be made new, actually create a piece of your own to take home!
Saturday, November 10th 1-3pm “How to Make a Tshirt Headband” : A class perfect for all ages (8yrs+) this is a class for children and their parents, highschoolers/NMU students who want to show team spirit, men to transform a harley tshirt into a bandana, or anyone who has old tshirts lying around! I will teach you step-by-step how to upcycle your old tshirt into a new headband. Have a favorite logo or design on your tshirts that you want to continue to wear or display – love cutting up old things and making them brand new? Then this is the class for you. Bring your own tshirts; scissors, pins, and hand needles and thread are provided.
**Register by calling the Marquette Arts & Culture Center; 906-228-0472. 217 N. Front St. Marquette, MI 49855 (Peter White Public Library)**
8/9/12 3rd Annual ReFashion Fashion Show. Downtown Marquette is welcoming the 3rd Annual ReFashion Fashion Show, August 9, 2012 7:30pm at the Marquette Regional History Museum. Put on by Garden Boutique and Design & (re) Lanni Lantto, the show is a fundraiser for the Marquette Regional History Museum. Re-Fashion is a term for designing in an eco-friendly way by reusing creative pre-existing materials and, therefore, reducing textile waste. CALL FOR ENTRIES: Create a piece of out recycled materials and YOU can be a part of the show!
5/11/12 Pathways to Your Future Career Day. Lake Superior Partners in Education Committee works to identify and address workforce-related issues across Marquette County. Currently, LSPE is organizing the annual Pathways to Your Future Career Day which will be held on Friday, May 11, 2012. It takes place on the Northern Michigan University campus and over 500 high school students across the U.P. are registered to attend.
(RE) by Lanni Lantto will be at the event speaking to the high school students about her career as the owner of an eco-fashion label. A selection of professionals in diverse industries will be talking about their experiences which will be a motivating, educational experience for students choosing a career path.
4/21/12 Earth Day Fashion Show. What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with a fashion show put on by St. Vincent de Paul?! The event will run from 11-3pm with various eco-friendly vendors, educators, and a luncheon will be served at Republic Michigamme School. The fashion show will start at 2pm. The first part will feature various wares straight from the St. Vinnie’s in Republic while the second part will feature Lanni Lantto’s REDESIGNED clothing from various St. Vinnie’s in the UP. This is a benefit show so that St. Vincent’s de Paul can buy a much needed new roof.
3/25/12. Project Compassion Fashion Show. (re) will be showing a line of pieces for Project Compassion, a benefit fashion show to raise funds for Camp Star.
Get a sneak peek of this year’s clothing lines from various retailers in the Marquette area and beyond. Prizes will be raffled throughout the event. Admission is $5 for the general public and free to NMU students with ID. Doors open at 6:15pm and the runway lights up at 7pm. Northern Michigan University.
12/10/11. The Marquette Sister City program has chosen Lanni Lantto as their Artist Delegate for 2011. While in Higashiomi Japan, Lantto had a chance to showcase her art along with giving a fashion show and educational upcycling demonstrations.
On December 10th from 1-3pm at the Joy Center in Ishpeming, Lanni will present “An Afternoon in Japan”- open to the public! The presentation will be a mix of stories, photos and videos, and sampling of Japanese fabrics- come ready to be entertained! Topics to be shared include; What do the Japanese people do with their unwanted clothing- do they throw it away, do they have thrift stores, do they make their own clothing or swap? How did they react when I cut a tshirt with scissors in front of 50 high school students? What creative upcycling project surprised me at my workshop with 15 older Japanese ladies in the mountains of Eigenji? What is every day life like living with a host family for 10 days- what are the similarities, the differences, and how do you get out of eating the octopus? Join in the cultural exchange without having to travel across the International Date Line! See you there!
12/1/11. Celebrity Art Auction. Lanni was nominated as one of this year’s celebrity artists to create an exciting piece to benefit the The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. December 1st. 5:30 Viewing, 7:00 Auction. Free Entry. 123 W. Baraga Avenue.
9/23/11. The Zero Degrees Artist Gallery Textile Showcase highlighted all of the talented local artists who work with fabrics among the 50+ artists in the gallery!
(re) by lanni lantto has a TON of new pieces.
8/8/11 ArtServe Michigan Presentation: Planning for Success: Creative Many Professional Practice Seminar
Artists are a very valuable commodity to our communities and sometimes all one needs is confidence to begin the path. Lanni Lantto gave a brief presentation on she took a “leap of faith” to become a creative practitioner. Artists from various mediums presented and networked to propel Michigan arts forward.(photos by dustin katona)
8/4/11 2nd Annual ReFashion Fashion Show. Fashion Show & Design Contest featuring ( re ) by lanni lantto was August 4, 2011 . Garden Boutique and Design fundraiser for the Marquette Regional History Museum. Re-Fashion is a term for designing in an eco-friendly way by reusing creative pre-existing materials and, therefore, reducing textile waste. 4 local designers will presented collections unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Lantto presented a new line of runway dresses.
6/25/11. SMART (Sustainable Material and Reclaimed Things) Art and Design Show will feature art, furniture, instruments, portable buildings, craft, & clothing all created out reclaimed materials. This juried and invitational show will feature top recycled artists and designers from Michigan and around the country.
Works from the following artists will be includes: Ritch Branstrom, Andy Gregg, Betty Bea Washburn, Robert LaLonde, Tom Kaufmann, Jeff Krino, John Goss, Stella Larkin, Karen Godfrey, John Unger, Doug Delind and Lanni Lantto.
(re) will be showing in the closing reception’s Upcycled Fashion Show on Saturday, June 25th. The Cycling Salamander is a fine art gallery outside the city of Charlevoix, Michigan located on gorgeous Lake Michigan.
4/30/11. Upstate NY Upcycled Fashion Show. The small town of Clayton, NY will be hosting it’s first ever Upcycled Fashion Show – to raise awareness and inspire all ages in Upstate, NY. Ithaca native, Lanni Lantto, will be sending some pieces for the runway show.
April 30th, Cerow Park Arena, Clayton, NY. Click HERE for more details.
4/2/11. Project Compassion Fashion Show at NMU. (re) will be showing a line of “ready-to-wear” pieces for Project Compassion, a benefit fashion show to raise funds for the Lake Superior Village Youth and Family Center. All pieces in the show plus more after the show will be for sale.
Get a sneak peek of this year’s clothing lines from various retailers in the Marquette area and beyond. Prizes will be raffled throughout the event. Admission is $5 for the general public and free to NMU students with ID. Doors open at 6:15pm and the runway lights up at 7pm. Great Lakes Rooms, Don H. Bottum University Center- Northern Michigan University
3/31/11. The Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W. Spring St., Marquette, will host “Bloomers and Corsets: The History of Women’s Restrictive Fashion”, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31. Admission is free for center members, $5 for others. Eco-fashion designer Lanni Lantto will present on restrictive fashions throughout history. From steel case bustles and rib altering corsets to forbidden bloomers, Lantto will show fashion’s role in women’s liberation. Lantto has taught Women’s Studies at Ithaca and Wells College and lectured internationally on women’s empowerment and social activism. Also featured will be a slide show and examples from the history center’s permanent collection.