RIZOM – Opening Event Thursday, September 29 6-9pm
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SEATTLE CREATIVES JOIN FORCES TO LAUNCH RIZOM, A DESIGNER-OWNED RETAIL COMMUNITY
Faris Du Graf and Deborah Roberts are pleased to announce the opening of RIZOM (pronounced rahy-ZOHM), a designer-owned retail community in Seattle featuring women’s clothing and accessories, art, and printed matter. An opening event will be held at RIZOM (2316 2nd Avenue) on Thursday, September 29 from 6-9 pm.
Situated in a light-filled storefront on Second Avenue in Seattle’s historic Belltown neighborhood, RIZOM houses the showrooms of the jewelry brand FARIS (Faris Du Graf) and the women’s apparel line SILVAE (Deborah Roberts). RIZOM is also home to PACIFIC STANDARD BOOKS (Strath Shepard), a specialty book purveyor featuring rare and notable publications related to photography, fashion, art, design, and West Coast culture.
“As designers, we wanted a space to celebrate the work of emerging, independent designers and artists — a place where art, fashion and books could play alongside one another,” said Faris. “This block of Second Avenue has an incredible history of nurturing Seattle artists, architects, booksellers, musicians, and craftspeople. We are delighted to become part of this tradition.” Located on a block known for its creative talent, RIZOM is proud to count Peter Miller Books, Purple Door Studios, Suyama Space, Black Dog Forge, and Charlie Schuck’s OBJECT among its neighbors.
RIZOM also carries women’s apparel from emerging American designers new to the Seattle marketplace, including Pari Desai, Nikki Chasin, Alexa Stark, Collina Strada, and DÉSIRÉEKLEIN, as well as a selection of ceramics (Ria Leigh and Adrien Miller) and a rotating gallery of visual art. RIZOM’s first exhibit features work by Jaylon Hicks, a New York-based visual artist from Texas.
Faris Du Graf is the designer, owner, and head of production for FARIS Jewelry (www.farisfaris.com), which she founded in 2012. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, ELLE, InStyle, Interview, Glamour, and Refinery29.
SILVAE (www.silvae.co) is a womenswear line by Deborah Roberts, whom Refinery29 recently labeled an “up and coming designer that [is] about to be it”. Deborah’s work has also been featured in WWD, Nylon, Monocle, Cool Hunting, Gray Magazine, and The Seattle Times.
Strath Shepard is the Creative Director of Nordstrom and founder of PACIFIC STANDARD. Strath moved to Seattle after nearly a decade in New York working for Visionaire, Martha Stewart, and the American Museum of Natural History. He studied design at Parsons.