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Ayiti: Reaching Higher Ground Series

July 19, 2010 by Administrator

Ayiti: Reaching Higher Ground Series

Ayiti: Reaching Higher Ground Series OPENS JULY 22, 2010, closes Aug 22, 2010 Ayiti: Reaching Higher Ground Series features a collection of photographs taken just after the earthquake in Haiti by Haitian-American photographer Regine Romain and founder, Brooklyn Photo Salon. Reception: Thursday, July 22 at 6pm RSVP at info@calabar-imports.com About Regine Romain Régine Romain is [...]

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See The Haiti Softhouse at the International African Arts Festival

June 24, 2010 by Administrator

See The Haiti Softhouse at the International African Arts Festival

The Haiti SoftHouse will be at the International African Arts Festival from July 2 – 5 at Commodore Barry Park. This will give Brooklynites an opportunity to see the Haiti SoftHouse designed by local architects as a transitional housing solution to the challenge Haitians are facing with increasing hurricane threats. The Haiti SoftHouse group, led by [...]

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Brooklyn’s Fashion Melting Pot: Who are the African, Caribbean, Asian and Latino Fashion Designers in Brooklyn?

January 9, 2010 by Administrator

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 [...]

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Breaking with Traditions: Brooklyn Wedding Designers

December 26, 2009 by Administrator

by Tamara Walker Certainly the most memorable 24 hours in a woman’s life is her wedding day. Each bride-to-be makes the event her own by adding a piece of herself to the festivities through something special added to the ceremony or even her dress. Breaking with tradition is gradually becoming a wedding tradition in itself. Weddings today are much more than just an expression of a [...]

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African Designers in Brooklyn

December 26, 2009 by Administrator

African Designers in Brooklyn

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 [...]

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A Brooklyn Shopping Escapade

December 26, 2009 by Administrator

A Brooklyn Shopping Escapade

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 [...]

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Where are the Production Facilities?

October 30, 2009 by Administrator

Where are the Production Facilities?

Fall has announced herself with a bang and the phone is ringing with designers for an inkling: are they moving in the right direction or not? Show producers are calling for designers’ information and press kits; customers are asking who’s showing, when, where and what’s new? These days, I send them to the designer’s web [...]

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