Williamsburg Fashion Weekend, the original innovator of unorthodox fashion shows in Brooklyn, opens its sixth season on September 18th and 19th, at Secret Project Robot. The group of designers we assembled this year, with their finger on the pulse of our fashionable neighbourhood, will display the diverse elements that make up what Williamsburg fashion aesthetic is about, right now!
Two designers from two of our favorite Williamsburg boutiques, (Erin Weckerle for Sodafine), (Sirius* for Treehouse, Brooklyn) have teamed up to show off their latest hand-made, one of a kind creations. Their past shows have always blown us away, we can't wait to see what they will surprise us with this season!
A new arrival on the Williamsburg fashion scene, Saira M.Huff of Total Crap Uninc., will unleash her punk-glam aesthetic on NY for the first time. Sparks will surely fly! totalcrapuninc.com
King Gurvy unveils his avant garde, sculpture-meets-fashion line. Music composed and performed specificaly for this show by up and coming superstars, Pink Stallone. myspace.com/twistedbastard2000
Racecar! by Nettie Tiso offers clothing for both men and women. The design concept this season fuses modern and historic late 1800's characteristics to create all new forms. It is utilitarian clothing that is made unique with contemporary eccentricities and western motifs.
Markus Hicks of SDN, continues his innovative take on the "classics" with impecable workmanship, eco-friendly fabrics and socially responsible production ethics. Markus promises to wow us with a choreographed-theatrical performance for his presentation! sarahdixonsnova.com
Adrianne Lee, of Ninkybink, with her modern take on the girly-girl aesthetic of the 50's, will be accompanied by the band "st. Mannequins".
Alisha Trimble, continues exploring concept & aesthetics in her presentations with her line Alisha. Using crystal visions, she articulates vanguard style using fit, proportion, and layering. Alisha's show is going to recreate the "classic" exchange between Nancy Kerrigan and Tanya Harding and will feature the performance artist Cleo Fishel.
Raab West of Yard, with cool attitude and vibrant colors, hand-dyed by the designer himself, will show garments that mix the relaxed attitude of the Caribbean with NY street-smarts. The movie "The Wiz" will be the theme of Raab's show as a tribute to Michael Jackson!
Noname collective will take up the philosophical question, ‘What is clothing?", with their non-orthodox approach to construction and materials in their collection!
Video mavens Mighty Robot A/V Squad provide their usual-unusual take on video art.
Dj C0unt Zyr0 does his turntablism magic between shows, and is joined by guest Djs after. Surprise bands will round off the evenings!
What: Williamsburg Fashion Weekend Fall 2009
Where: Secret Project Robot, Kent and Metropolitan, Brooklyn, NY
When: September 18th and 19th, 2009 Doors at 8pm
Who: Produced and curated by Arthur Arbit
Free with RSVP