Brooklyn Fashion Weekend presents the "B Fashion, B Part of it"
Fall/Winter collection show at Industry City in Sunset Park March 29- April 1.
- (1888PressRelease) March 29, 2012 - BROOKLYN, N.Y. - The 13th season of Brooklyn Fashion Weekend rolls through Sunset Park this week bringing an eclectic mix of fashion, art and culture, while supporting a cause. Industry City (located at 241 37th Street) will be transformed into a chic, artistic fashion house. The space will be adorned in art pieces provided by Gowanus Ballrrom (www.gowanusballroom.com). While designers prep models backstage, guests will enjoy a sleek, modernized VIP area designed by Serett Metalworks (www.serett.com). An added cool feature to the ambiance includes the award-winning electric folding bikes (available to the public June 2012) courtesy of green company AvaDream (www.avadream.com).
On March 29th BKFW kicks off with collections by eco-friendly designers including SMARTER Clothing (USA), Laura Daza (Columbia), McColl & Clan (USA) and the design students of William H. Maxwell High School located in East New York, Brooklyn. Each night guests are invited to "B Part of it" which includes participating in a silent auction to benefit the Soles4Souls Foundation, helping adults and children in impoverished countries receive shoes (www.soles4souls.org). Auction items include a 4-day/3-night trip for two to Barbados (courtesy of the Barbados Tourism Authority), a Hush Hip Hop Tour (www.hushtours.com) and collectible fashion books.
Guest hosts include Ford Model Monica Watkins (philanthropist and Founder of the Art in Motion movement and News12 Brooklyn veteran Alecia Reid. Tickets to BKFW this season can be purchased at https://bkfwfallwinter2012.eventbrite.com
The remaining designers include: Marianna Barksdale (USA), Ann Mitchell (USA), Lakum Collection (USA), Estella Couture (USA), Fotoula Lambros (USA), Andrea Fashion (Columbia), Julia Fory (Switzerland), Terese Sydonna (USA), Nico & Adrian (USA), Nur-Shah (Kazakhstan/Europe), Jewel Shannon (Guyana), Laure Luxe (USA), Shanice Jones (Guyana), Berchell Egerton (USA), Elias Gurrola (USA), Pantora by Andrea (USA).
Additional sponsors include: Industry City (www.bushterminal.com), XEX Magazine (www.xexmag.com) Blue Michael Cosmetics (www.bluemichaelcosmetics.com) and Evolution: The Green Room Salon (www.evolutiongreenroom.com).
Colleen Gwen Armstrong
BK Fashion Weekend Media Director
cgwen ( @ ) bkfashionweekend dot com