On the Upper West Side, A Celebration of Craft from One Of and Khaore

The bags in question—available on November 1—were made from One Of’s deadstock fabrics, like all the label’s clothes, and were designed by Voto and Khaore’s Wei Hung Chen. The two designers met online, and bonded over their mutual appreciation for craftsmanship; Khaore’s bags are made by artisans in India and Taiwan, while One Of is entirely made in New York City. Their collaboration, the Mini Pillow bag, resembles a small pouf, covered in beads and embellishment, maybe something you’d find in Daisy Buchanan’s wardrobe. To continue the theme, Voto’s team made small rectangular pillows embroidered with each guest’s name, in lieu of place cards. “We really wanted to create an intimate event that could showcase the work of a small, women-led group of artisans in my home country of Taiwan on such incredible fabrics in a venue known for championing women in crafts like the New York History Society,” Chen says.

Guests, including actor Sarita Choudhury, author Suleika Jaouad, and stylist Caitlin Burke, sat down to a meal from chef Diego Moya for a dinner of carrots glazed chili crisp and cilantro, figs in a salsa verde with whipped fromage blanc, and duck breast glazed in maple and miso. Dessert was an homage to Taiwan: rice custard with passionfruit. It was all very elegant, very comfortable: from the sumptuous desserts to the bags to the pillowy decor.



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