(Image: Erin Considine)
September in New York City is like mecca for the fashion industry so we wanted to give you some options to satisfy your inner creative. From New York Fashion Week to New York Textile Month and forward to Market week, our Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator community is here, there and everywhere. So much so in fact, that we created a guide for you to find them this month!
See where they’re at below…
Spratters & Jayne:
September 9, 2017, 7pm-11pm
BF+DA based Spratters & Jayne are teaming with ESA (Evolving Sustainable Apparel) and other designers for ESAbitchin’ – a celebration of all that fashion CAN be. Sustainable brands – looking great, doing good and having fun.
More on the event on Nylon
September 11-24, 2017, 10am-9pm
BF+DA Venture Fellow Crystalyn Kae will be showing her new collection Sept 11-24 at Chelsea Market’s Artists & Fleas and doing live demos in the window on the corner of 10th avenue and 15th street, of her upcycled leather and vegan handbags and accessories.
More info here.
September 14, 2017, 6pm-10pm
Celebrate the close of New York Fashion Week with BF+DA Venture Fellows Kirrin Finch at dapperQ’s fourth annual queer runway showcase. Mix and mingle at a happy hour sponsored by Henrietta Hudson, New York City’s longest standing brick and mortar lesbian bar, and check out pop-up shops from some of the evening’s featured designers.
September 14th-18, 2017, 9am-6pm
BF+DA Member Business Laura Delman is participating in a New York Fashion Week trade show called Curate International Collections. In addition to featuring S/S18 for Laura Delman, a collaboration between BF+DA Venture Fellow Mujus and Laura Delman will be launched (image above).
More info here.
This is Not a Sweater: Smart Garments & Functional Fabrics
Sep 19, 2017, 6pm-9pm
Join the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator for an event guaranteed to foster new thinking regarding how designers are creating smart garments and functional fabrics. The BF+DA will also be featuring the first 25 of 100 “TEK-TILES,” as part of a two-year project to investigate and create a library of 100 activated swatches that are a “how to” for the design and manufacture of smart garments. Attendees will be able to meet the designers and ask questions about the function and design of each TEK-TILE.
RSVP for the panel and TEK-TILES fair here.
Grammar NYC Launches on Kickstarter
September 5-30, 2017 (All day and night!)
BF+DA based business Grammar just launched a capsule collection of five organic cotton women’s shirt styles available for pre-order on Kickstarter.
In the spirit of all things fashion, support designer Althea Simons here.
To learn more about how brands are taking on sustainable strategies, check out the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator’s Sustainable Fashion Roadmap tool.