Monday, September 22, 2008

williamsburg fashion weekend

For Immediate Release:

Williamsburg Fashion Weekend

Friday October 3rd and Saturday October 4th, 2008, 7:00 PM to 10 PM

Williamsburg Fashion Weekend continues to show the work of designers
that have their fingers on the hip and now, with a nod to the past and
wide-open eyes on the future. In this, our third season, we’ve
assembled a group of eight Brooklyn-based designers who make one-of-a-
kind or small-run collections, with an emphasis on fair-trade, eco-
friendliness, and artisan techniques that celebrate the handmade and
the visionary.

The Designers:

Dear Birthday – by Valerie Soles ( Using hand dyed
and printed organic cotton, Dear Birthday's “tidal detritus”
collection derives inspiration from the Cape Cod seashore in autumn,
including the cast-off outer shells of marine invertebrates and
remnants of egg casings with a nod to Edward Gorey who made the Cape
his final resting place.

King Gurvy – by Arthur Arbit: This season, Arthur will be showing
pieces from his "classic" mod/dandy/glam men's and women's lines, as
well as pieces from his upcoming "uber-glam" line. Oozing with
sexuality and exotica, he's taking glam into the stratosphere and
beyond with this one. The Trilateral Commission (Arbit's band) builds
the sound-track for the show.

Racecar – by Jeannette Tiso ( Jeannette’s
menswear collection, Racecar, is a collection of handmade vests with
touches of old western detailing and vintage fabrics. The vests are
fitted and range from casual (denim, cotton, canvas) to cashmere wool
and suiting. Jeannette dresses many Williamsburg bands and performers
with the Racecar line and also provides alteration services for
neighborhood guys that need their thrift store finds tampered with.

SDN – by Marcus Hicks ( Marcus will be showing
pieces for men and women from his Fall ‘08 and Spring ‘09
collections. The collections, made from sustainable fabrics and
without sweatshop labor, are a must have for the discriminating
fashion crowd.

Sodafine boutique ( Sodafine will be presenting a
collection of dresses that bridge the gap between owner Erin
Weckerle's current painting practice and her clothing designs for the
shop. Using the dress form as the canvas, and incorporating hand-
painted details and collaged fabrics drenched in paint and dripping
from the surface to play with texture and dimension.

Treehouse Brooklyn boutique ( Treehouse's house
designer Sirius* brings a collision of her design fascinations to life
in this collection. Focusing on reworking and bejeweling vintage
pieces and eco-friendly jerseys to create silhouettes that celebrate
and caress fashion’s traditions while simultaneously dreaming of a
better, brighter, more blinged out future.

Trisha McBride – by Trisha McBride: Pieces from her middle-eastern
inspired line.

Untitled 11:11 – by David Peck and Laurel Anderson (
Untitled 11:11’s women’s wear line is a beautifully tailored,
sophisticated, quirky, and fun-filled line that adds to the modern
fashion vernacular. David and Laurel are committed to adhering to
ethical and environmentally responsible business practices. They are
passionate about manufacturing close to the source and using fair-
trade, eco-friendly, and American products whenever possible.

Who -- Oct.3rd: SDN, King Gurvy, and Tricia Mcbride.
Musical performances by Pantagruel and DJ K0unt Zer0.

Who -- Oct.4th: Untitled 11:11, Racecar, Sodafine, Dear Birthday, and Treehouse
Musical performance by DJ K0unt Zer0.

When: Friday October 3rd and Saturday October 4th, 7:00 PM to 10 PM

Where: Monster Island Building, Secret Project Robot
112 River St (at Metropolitan Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11211

L-Train to Bedford Ave. Exit at Bedford Ave. Walk south on Bedford Ave
to Metropolitan Ave. Take right onto Metropolitan Ave and walk towards
the water front. Walk past Kent Ave to River St. Take right onto River
St. Secret Project Robot is located on the corner of River St and
Metropolitan Ave. The entrance to Secret Project Robot is the arch
doors on the Loading Dock on River St.

Admission: Free

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