Brooklyn’s Fashion Melting Pot: Who are the African, Caribbean, Asian and Latino Fashion Designers in Brooklyn?
by Bonnie Sandy Sterling, May 2006 In an industry where a shooting star could take years to rise, Brooklyn’s independent designers stand out for the uniqueness of their designs. Many foreign design students who come to attend New York’s design schools opt to settle closer to relatives, which often means living in Brooklyn. For designers who [...]
Dear Reader: Welcome to CALABAR, a new publication about home décor, fashion, culture and the arts in the hottest borough of the greatest city in the world. Why Brooklyn? Look around – Brooklyn is booming … not just with new construction everywhere, but with creative energy and entrepreneurial verve that we haven’t seen in ages. [...]
by Bonnie Sandy Sterling and Atim Annette Oton Brooklyn is a borough of immigrants. Their influence on Brooklyn’s aesthetic can be seen in the growing fashion industry. From presentations, fashion shows to the business models, some Brooklyn designers are doing what it takes to stay in the industry. But, one must leave these traditional expectations [...]
A Summer Shopping Experience by Atim Annette Oton and Bonnie Sandy Sterling Summer is here and already the traffic is hectic and in full blast. Who’s coming? Who’s going and what to take with you for vacation? What can you get? And more importantly, where can you find it? The age-old shopping questions prevail. This [...]