Syd Nichole
KREL Tropical Knitwear Pop-Up & Pom Pom Earring Workshop
Enjoy a special one-day event at Savannah's wonderful Syd Nichole boutique! Meet Miami knitwear designer Karelle Levy as she brings her KREL Tropical Knitwear Pop-Up Shop and introduces her latest designs from KREL Tropical Knitwear. Stick around for the evening pom pom earring workshop with Karelle and Syd to wind down your day.
Also featuring an exclusive one-day connection to The Interknit, a 100% sustainable, traveling, ever-expanding, site specific interactive art installation.
Thursday, April 11, 2024
KREL Tropical Knitwear Pop-Up Shop from 12 - 6 PM
Karelle Levy Pom Pom Workshop (ticketed event) 6:30 PM


Syd Nichole
301 Passage Way, Suite A-203
Savannah, GA 31404

Superfine Savannah: The art fair that connects real art with real art buyers.

APR. 4-7, 2024


"I met so many great artists and art lovers…I particularly loved getting to know first-time art patrons!"
– Andrea Bartine Caldarise, Superfine Exhibitor

35 Artists
4,000+ square feet
4 art-selling days in Savannah


A Solo Exhibit by Karelle Levy + KREL Tropical Knitwear Pop-Up Shop

NOVEMBER 30, 2023 - MARCH 3, 2024
Thursday - Sunday 12 - 6 PM

7200 Biscayne Blvd, Unit 2
Miami, FL 33138

KNIT ≠ SWEATER,” a solo exhibition by Miami-based fiber artist and 2022 Knight Arts Champion Karelle Levy will open at Green Space Miami (7200 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138). The exhibit also features a pop-up shop for Levy’s fashion brand KREL Tropical Knitwear.

The title KNIT ≠ SWEATER recognizes the challenges faced by fiber artists, whose artistic medium is overlooked and undervalued since it is often grouped with craft. Because Levy is both a fiber artist and knitwear designer, the theme also honors the same stitches that connect her disciplines into a singular vision for an immersive, interactive, engaging experience. 

Spanning decades of works and new site-specific works, KNIT ≠ SWEATER” ignites a conversation about Levy’s unique experience in defining herself among her peers in the worlds of art, craft and fashion. Works explore her early career as a pioneer of Miami’s fashion scene to large-scale textile installations including Berber Svenska, which depicts her family's immigration to America, and The Interknit, a mobile, interactive activation that has popped up at various art fairs, music festivals and cultural venues throughout the U.S. The exhibit also features Levy’s traveling pop up experience Quickie Couture, where she creates custom knit garments on the spot for visitors. 

About Karelle Levy

Karelle Levy is a Paris-born, Miami-based artist and knitwear designer whose work blurs the boundaries between traditional craft, contemporary art and avant-garde fashion. She received a B.A. in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. Levy prioritizes sustainability and innovation for her longstanding clothing and accessories collection KREL Tropical Knitwear. Recent exhibitions include World Textile Art Biennial(2022), BluPrint (2023), Global South Movement (2023)and Hallelujah! Salon de Refuse Show (2023). She has received a Miami-Dade artist grant and inclusion in the city of Miami Beach’s 2020 “No Vacancy” art competition as well as the 2005, 2010 and 2022 award forBest Women's Wear Fashion Designer by Miami New Times. Named a 2022 Knight Arts Champion by the Knight Foundation, Levy continues to make waves in the worlds of art and fashion through pushing the boundaries of textile design, style and sustainability.

About KREL Tropical Knitwear

Miami-based KREL Tropical Knitwear was founded by fashion designer and textile artist Karelle Levy in 2002. Garments are designed and made to order on a Shima Seiki knitting machine and hand-finished at her atelier and shop in Miami Ironside center. The efficient process and natural materials foster sustainability and a bespoke experience. The brand is available at retailers throughout the Americas.

About Green Space Miami

The Green Family Foundation Trust has supported and collaborated with local museums and other arts and education institutions since the early Nineties. The Foundation provides funding and resources to programs that focus on global health and development, community empowerment, arts and education. Foundation presidentDr. Kimberly Green founded Green Space Miami specializing in local arts and heritage through exhibitions and programming in 2020.


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