Brooklyn Fashion Weekend, celebrated it's fifteenth runway show presented by the non-profit Brooklyn Style Foundation in Sunset Park’s Industry City. In a review by Brookyln Exposed It highlights the show from start to finish:
Friday night's shows helped ease everyone out of the five day work week and transition to a free-and-easy weekend mentality. Anthony Bomo’s pieces undertook this mission on the runway, beginning with some professional wear to represent the final brink of the weekday. Women’s purple and white Houndstooth suits and turtlenecks were displayed, as were close-fitting black blazers and sleek slacks. Things moved further away from professional attire as time went on, incorporating daring, dark lace and seductive floral prints into the skirts. To confirm that, yes, it was absolutely the weekend, the models set off with their showy, flowing, vinyl evening apparel that was tastefully inappropriate for the office.
Larry Underwood followed, guiding the audience even further away from any form of routine weekly scheduling, even beyond any notions of normality in general. Creatively-clad men put spectators in awe as they rocked everything from black skirts to black eyeliner, dressed in gaping hooded shirts or stark paisley dress suits. Underwood made no effort to discreetly hide these models’ well-toned muscles, even going so far to dress men’s top halves in nothing but hats, necklaces and live snakes.
Concluding a fashionable Friday evening in South Brooklyn, Stacy Lawes’ line began with a few practical male outfits with tight jeans and beach tanks, transitioning to a matte open vest and shiny open jacket. The show became more chic when the ladies’ line appeared, featuring a few cases of the shiniest, tightest silken material that could possibly wrap around a female form. Other women’s outfits included minimalist lace tanks on top, contrasted by an excess of flowing cloth on bottom. These ever-extensive skirts were sure to elegantly brush their physical presence against the knees of the front-row audience.
A flagrantly eclectic second night of Brooklyn Fashion Weekend, complete with live reptiles and revealing knitwear, was fully on display. Click here to see their photo gallery from the runway.