The fashionably bold and the head strong of the fashion industry gathered for the bi-annual Fashion Week Brooklyn to present the "Be Bold, Be Strong" Fall/Winter 2014 collections produced by the BK Style Foundation, last week on March 13-16.
This year did not disappoint with a diverse array of talented designers from all across the globe, including: South Africa, Finland, and Grenada to showcase their collections at Brooklyn's Industry City. The four-day event had diverse themes and entertainment for attendees to enjoy including: eco-fashion, doggy couture with the infamous, Anthony Rubio and Warren R. Agee with My Fabulous Puppy, and young emerging designers including 12-year-old designer, Tyann Williams, as well as, various designers via William H. Maxwell High School and High School of Fashion Industries.
Collections that received highest praise included, but not limited to: Marcella Co., whose collection consisted of a unique blend of bold prints and classic styles with a edgy spin; Lina Teixeira Collection, consisting of "wearable art"pieces; Thomas LaVone who presented his collection of elegant evening gowns; and Anthony Rubio, mentioned in People Magazine’s People Pets, Dogster, Pet360, Fashionista, The Fashion Beast, PetSide, among others who presented his always elegant collection for pets.
Remaining designers who participated in the event, included: Dario Mohr, Iliana Quander, Bridgette Artise, Malcolm Cannon, Marita Huurinainen, Richard Fitz, Nicole Anne Khoury (South Africa), Shaun Majola, Marcella Jones-Penn, Myaani Colar (Grenada), April Walker (USA), AKOU (USA), Alicia Pinckney (USA), Andreas Jank (Finland).
Highlights of the event included appearances of Dwight Eubanks of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Gigi Lopez of Oxygen's Bad Girls Club (host) Chelly Universe (host), J. Alexander Martin of FUBU (host), Council Man Robert E. Cornegy, Jr, and an astounding performance by Travis Orlando via American Idol Season 10/11, among others.
In comparison to last years presentation, Fashion Week Brooklyn remained true to it's theme by being bold and finished strong by incorporating their appealing mix of partners that made this year a hit including: Yelp, Duggal Printing, Woodland Restaurant, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration, Fashion GPS, Jonar Studios, Love, Aunt Bonnie, Befine Skincare, and BCG Records among others.
Social media played a major role during the events, in which attendees were encouraged to engage online and tag themselves using catchy hashtags such as #FWBselfie. View gallery images from Fashion Week Brooklyn F/W 2014 Collections above. All images from the gallery was taken on the iPhone 5C, via Verizon Wireless on the 4G LTE network, which is highly recommended and makes documenting experiences rather smooth for social media use for fashion shows, such as, Fashion Week Brooklyn and beyond.
Check out more FWBK images and trends via fellow examiner, Shawn Punch, here.
Next event for Fashion Week Brooklyn will take place in October 2014. For more information on Fashion Week Brooklyn, visit fashionweekbrooklyn.com. Follow Fashion Week Brooklyn on twitter and facebook.