Image- screen shot of website from Fashion Designers and Label, Ashaka Givens... Please check BD2012.BKFFF.COM for dedicated pages, as it relates to Black Dress 2012 research and for links to web sites! I'll Be adding others as the night month goes on!
This is a Lot of work but by the end I hope to have a comprehensive list of deigners and to be better acquainted with what makes them unique!
Designers Click to This LINK to submit or enter info
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I am creating a list of designers under various key maketin Labels... Black dress looks at Designers of Afican heritage as well as those wth an "African" Aesthetic and Evn those who do "Black Dress as in Formal Wear
Black History Month, New York Fashion Week , Valentine’s day and Social Media Week New York - all collided the week of February 12-17th 20012 , so for Black Dress 2012 I chose to look at Black Fashion Designers and their web presence, rather that read the post mortem on the “lack’ of a Black presence… they usually simply count models anyway. I started with a Google search but had to augment with my social network, since most designers could not be “found”, connecting to and rediscovering my design colleagues. I took a screen shot of each site checked their social media presence. Not easy since there is not a valid list per say that simply points to these designers.
Designers also do not link to or connect to each other. Many had only flash websites, not accessible by mobile. It was a lot of work .
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Next week I will post the galleries from those whose images I have from my collection on www.brooklynFashionGallery.com over the next few months will be augmented with a review of the designer's and label the deadline April May 2012… designers submit your info here…
WHY… as a design student I searched the shelves of FIT, library and spent a LOT of time in the costume lab… hoping to find black designers. I am stopped all the time by peoplewho recognize me in Brooklyn and asked for specific colleagues. My emails same thing. BEFORE They SHOP you they need to FIND you.
Black Dress 2012 is looking at- the present state of Black Fashion! During February to commemorate Black history Month, NYFW and Social Media Week New York Y I Take to the web to find Black fashion and designers… Deciding how to proceed was difficult I opted to see them as today’s consumers would by “googling” them and visiting their web presence… if one existed… A screen shot is presented with links to their site… Over the course of the year I hope to interview as many as these designers as possible.. Please feel free to contact me and recommend or suggest at http://www.bkfff.com/bd2012/
Video curation when ready will be hosted here
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