Quick review: NuBe Seattle, the locally made line at NuBe Seattle: Two thumbs up. Formerly local artist, sculptor, and remaker (the term “designer” doesn’t totally resonate with her) Adrienna Antonson does a gorgeously Seattle-feeling job (read: organic shapes, worldly references, comfortable without compromising on style) of refashioning vintage and otherwise thrifted goods and textiles into favorite pieces that exist inside a complete and popular line sold exclusively at the all-American emporium in the Oddfellows Building.

Now, we’ve known that line as NuBe Seattle; but because Antonson has left her digs on Vashon to be closer to family in North Carolina (hence that formerly above), the line has been renamed State. As Antonson tours with her artwork, she’ll collaborate with other designers, artisans, and friends around the states (hence the name) and scour thrift stores and antique shops for gorgeous threads to put back into premium circulation.

We’re not losing a skilled and artful craftsperson, we’re gaining an entire country.

And we’re gaining an opening party, too. You’re invited to the Fall/Winter 2011 reveal on Thursday, October 13 from 6 to 9 at Oddfellows East Hall (above NuBe Green) at 915 E Pine St (second floor). I’d encourage all fans of local fashion, sustainable design, and utilitarian art to come enjoy a champagne toast and some bites while Antonson discusses the state of State.

If you miss the party, consider passing by the shop in the days the follow; State joins another new collection at NuBe, a beautifully rendered collection of reupholstered furniture called Home.

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