Monday, October 1, 2012

BK Fashion Week(end) Opening Night: ReCap!

Is it me or is Brooklyn on the map right now? With the grand opening of the Barclay Center last night and events like BK Fashion Week(end) happening this weekend, Brooklyn is definitely the source of a lot of
Although I didn't make it to the grand opening of the Barclay Center Friday night I did have the pleasure of attending BK Fashion Week(end)'s opening night in Sunset Park this past Thursday. The theme was GREEN. No not the color, but the concept of reusing, recycling, and re-purposing, materials that otherwise would be considered waste. This eco-friendly clothing design concept is accurately titled The Smarter Clothing Project The designers took the concept and ran with it. There were a lot of creative pieces that certainly caught my eye.

Simple yet chic...

I NEED this dress for work.

Who said burlap could not be sassy.

These looks did not only look like pieces I would wear to work or out for an evening of fun but I was impressed because they were designed by students at Maxwell High School. Yup, high school students.

One of the young designers...

Another designer that caught my eye was Trudy.  Many of the looks she came up with were good for a night on the town with a hint of a re-purposed look to it. This appealed to me because if I am wearing

The designer, Trudy.
The designer that I enjoyed the MOST was Sohung. All his pieces were daring, creative, and detailed.


The designer of Sohung.
After having the experience a few weekends ago of cleaning out my closets and donating about a dozen bags of clothes and shoes to the The Salvation Army watching this fashion show made me take another look at my sewing machine. Other than inspiring me to delve into yet another hobby BK Fashion Week(end) impressed me by the amount it gives back to the community. For example on opening night they collected donations for Soles For Souls. Soles for Souls collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support micro-business efforts to eradicate poverty.

Fro Fashion Week was this past weekend as well, and you all know how I feel about natural so I was not able to attend the other BK Fashion Week(end)'s events. I have however  found some amazing pictures on their website ( If you find yourself in BKLYN in time for the  Fall/Winter 2013 installment do yourself a favor and attend. ; )

Be on the lookout for the rest of my pics on my FB page!

Up next... My 'Fro Fashion Week recap..


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