Fashion Indie In The Daily News!
Aug 28, 2008 - by yael friedman
See what the Daily News had to say about Fashion Indie Week Brooklyn.
BROOKLYN'S INDIE DESIGNERS BRIDGE THE GAP
There's Fashion Week in NYC, which hits Bryant Park Sept. 5-12. Then there's Brooklyn Fashion Week, which launches Monday. And then there's Fashion Indie Week Brooklyn. Confused? Don't be. Something huge sets apart Indie Week from the other two style events: the Brooklyn Bridge.
On Tuesday, the landmark's walkway will be transformed into a fashion runway to mark the start of the borough's underground designer celebration, which runs through Sept. 7.
Models will begin walking from the Brooklyn side of the bridge at 6 p.m. and should reach Manhattan at around 6:50 p.m.
Local designers showcasing their work include San & Soni, Love Brigade, Sheila Frank, Alicia Trimbell, Mandate of Heaven and Harriet's Alter Ego.
"We found designers who are based in Brooklyn and designers with a very strong following in Brooklyn. It's not just about editors, buyers and celebrities, but also the people who are buying the collections," says Daniel Saynt, president of Fashion Indie Media, the organization behind the event.
Having grown from three shows last year to 12 this season, the group's largest event is expected to be the N.Y. Couture Show at the club Mansion on Sept. 10. "We're expecting about 3,000 people," says Saynt. "All our fashion shows become a party, and we have giveaways throughout the night."
For more, go to www.Fashionindie.com. - Eloise Parker