Wednesday, February 08, 2012

WILLIAMSBURG FASHION WEEKEND S/S 2012-Friday, February 17th and Saturday, February 18th


The tenth season of Williamsburg Fashion Weekend is here, and we are continuing our commitment to giving a platform to designers who push the envelope with their designs, as well as their business practices. Following reviews in many online and print media including The Huffington Post, Refinery29, Village Voice and Time Out New York, past designers have gone on to develop world class companies in fashion, entertainment and production.


The designers, who come from all over the world, uncorrupted by corporate agendas, are creating clothes inspired by their own inner vision and passion, which makes their clothes, works of art. However, the clothes and the shows are extremely different from each other, since the designers' approaches to fashion differ. Art and fashion intermingle to create unexpected outcomes, from ready-to-wear to pure conceptual art pieces. Designers who show their collections at Williamsburg Fashion Weekend are encouraged to use their artistic visions and veer away from the classic runway format. Various artistic mediums are used to punctuate the viewer's experience. Responsible business practices are as important to Williamsburg Fashion Weekend's designers as the design itself. Past participants have used recycling, upcycling, sustainable and fair trade fabrics as well as local manufacturing to ensure that their clothes and businesses contribute to the well-being of global and local communities.


PRESS: From 7:30pm to 9pm February 17th and 18th, members of the press are invited to the venue to meet the designers and preview their collections. 


What: Williamsburg Fashion Weekend (10th season)


When: Friday, February 17th and Saturday, February 18th

Doors open at 8:00 pm, First Show 9:00pm (sharp)


Where: Glasslands Gallery 289 Kent Ave. Williamsburg, Brooklyn



Friday February 17th:
Minnae Chae
Derrick Hinds
Melissa Lockwood (IQTEST)
Andrea Diodati
Mark Tauriello

DJ: Justice Marchi


Saturday February 18th:
Marco Santaniello  accessories by Evol Heist
Uta Brauser & Kaliptus  EVOLVE WEAR
Nathalie Kraynina
Laura Brook Texter "YesterDayNight" BY: Laura-Brook Texter  Cornelius Loy who is a Thermin player
Stephanie Hinson

DJ: Justice Marchi



How: Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

(718) 599-1450

289 Kent Ave (between South 1st and South 2nd Sts) Williamsburg, Brooklyn

$10 admission each night

Subway: L to Bedford Ave.


Arthur Arbit ( Founder )

Alicia Osborne ( Production )

Sarah Ruplin ( Public Relations )

Ingrid deGranier ( Public Relations )




When: Sunday, February 19, 2012


Where: Secret Project Robot
389 Melrose Street

Brooklyn (Bushwick), NY



How: L train to Jefferson Street

Open to the public, free entry