Designer - Larry Underwood.
Photo by Adrian Griffith

Plans are well underway for the next installation of Fashion Week Brooklyn (formerly BK Fashion Weekend) to showcase the Spring/Summer 2014 fashions of an international collection of fashion designers and artists, at Brooklyn’s Industry City in Sunset Park.

A major part of the preparations includes the model casting calls, which are scheduled for Sept. 20, 21 and 22, 2013 at a location to be announced in social media and on their website at www.fashionweekbrooklyn.com.

Themed Be Inspired, this upcoming season will be the first presentation as the re-branded Fashion Week Brooklyn (FWB) and is expected to attract designer participation from across the globe, including Berlin, Poland, and the Philippines, along with a cadre of models, and an audience that includes press and media, and a social spectrum of influential and fashion-forward individuals. According to co-founder Rick Davy, FWB is a showcase opportunity that provides emerging, established, and renowned designers with a platform to promote their collections, and participants are encouraged to develop their sales potential through the guests they choose to invite to their showings. As Brooklyn Fashion Weekend, participants have come from Africa, Europe and the Caribbean, with plans to develop more participation from Caribbean countries.

The twice-yearly FWB, brainchild of Trinidad and Tobago-born Cybele Sandy and Rick Davy, was founded seven years ago through the 501c3 nonprofit organization, Brooklyn Style Foundation, BSF or BKStyle, as it is fondly called. BKStyle serves the community through its high school mentorship program with Maxwell Williams HS in East New York, and showcases the students’ work at FWB. Its program, Stitch for Success, provides sewing machines and fabrics to children from low-income areas, who are interested in a fashion career. Partnering with the Art In Motion Foundation through a partnership with Ford model, Monica Watkins, BSF will present the fundraiser, Art Meets Fashion, on Sept. 13-15, 2013, at Industry City, Sunset Park, home to FWB. Art Meets Fashion, is open to the general public and will feature the fashion-themed artwork, sculpture and video installations from artists of the global community. Attendees to this visual feast will enjoy the creations of New York artists such as fashion illustrator, Bil Donovan, and those from, Africa, Hong Kong, Spain, Italy, and Brazil, including the legendary accessory designer, Carlos Falchi.

Fashion Week Brooklyn is recognized by the Brooklyn Borough President, Brooklyn Tourism Office and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and is scheduled to be held Oct. 3–6, 2013 at Industry City, Sunset Park, Brooklyn. There are limited general admission tickets on sale online at fwb-ss2014beinspired.eventbrite.com/. For more information visit their website at www.fashionweekbrooklyn.com or via email at [email protected]

Designer – Julia Fory – Switzerland.
Photo by Adrian Griffith

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