DAFF Spring 2013

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Wharf 1846 , 601 Waima Lu 25 May , 26 May

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The Ice Cream Truck's Design, Art and Fashion Fair (DAFF) returns to the Wharf 1846 waterfront with its usual mix of food, drink and independent design and fashion stalls. 

According to organisers TICT, last autumn’s event drew over 5,000 ‘creative industry leaders, trendsetters and style influencers’ (presumably along with a few lesser mortals in search of al fresco boozing, shopping and merrymaking), so expect similar-sized crowds for its fourth installment at the Wharf 1846 development.

There will be a strong line-up of pop-up shops, running the gamut from fashion to accessories, homeware, skincare, stationery and gadgets, as well as a healthy dollop of new and established local creatives including Celia B’s quirky crochet designs. 

Interesting stalls to check out this year include Korean outerwear designer Oba, delicate jewellery from Spoiled Brat, hipster cameras from Lomography and vintage handbags from Shanghai fashion poppet Audrey Zhao's new label Redesign. Also make sure to check out Jonas Merian's lust-worthy upcycled interiors from reclaimed everyday objects (think lamps from kettles and iPod docks from vintage suitcases). 

"British-Kitchen-Steamed-puddings"Food-wise, there’ll be artisanal treats from a slew of new F&B vendors including beers from Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, crumbles and cakes from the British Kitchen (pictured left) and sweet treats from GoGet Waffles, as well as old favourites Amelia's Little Blue Cart, and Strictly Cookies, this year sharing a stall with their Nom Nom Dessert Bar partners Snow Maple to serve up their delicious ice cream sandwiches

The party’s due to run well into the night, too, with a midnight finish on the Saturday (Sunday winds down at 9pm) accompanied by DJ sets from Teasy et al, or if you prefer you can bop to your own beat at Urbanears’ silent disco tent.
Date: 25 May , 26 May
Time: 2pm-midnight (25 May), 2-9pm (26 May)
Event website: http://tictcreative.com/daff
Venue name: Wharf 1846
Metro: Xiaonanmen
English address: 601 Waima Lu, near Xinmatou Jie, Huangpu district
Chinese address: 黄浦区外马路601号, 近新码头路