Thursday, February 26, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Designer Bob Bland at Brooklyn Royalty used Body Faders fabric for the company's spring 2009 collection, which included tanks, tees, trunks, hoodies, scarves and bandannas. The pink-to-blue and teal-to-chartreuse lineup reminded people of the Hypercolor T-shirts that became popular in the 1980s but vanished when the dyes proved to be short-lived. They showed off some of the body faders fabrics during a fashion show in September on the Brooklyn Bridge.
"Everyone loved the color-changing fabrics," Bland said. "Thermochromatic jerseys are undoubtedly one of the biggest emerging trends for spring '09, but at Brooklyn Royalty, we are even more excited about future applications of the Body Faders' technology on finer woven fabrics like silk charmeuse, organic denim and wool. Definitely look for more interactivity in fabrics from us in future collections."
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
On View until March 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The event, which merged social media and fashion networking, was very unique in that much of the video footage and interviews were livecast, and there are already tons of press clips, with more coming. Check everything out below, and thanks so much to everyone who attended for your enthusiastic response to our collection!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
As a group of independent designers who know exactly how hard it is to rise through the ranks of NYC fashion, we were disappointed by the naive attitude of journalist Gillian Reagan in her article, "Fashion Bloggers Unite! You Have Nothing to Lose but Your Pariah Status", in yesterday's NY Observer.
Generally, we do not comment on specific articles because we appreciate all media coverage and viewpoints, but Brooklyn Royalty would not have had nearly the same amount of opportunities without the support of virtually everyone mentioned in the piece, including Fashion Indie, Coutorture and tonight's Digital Moda-sponsor Smashing Darling.
We have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Fashion Indie's Daniel Saynt and his staff for several years, and from their great coverage of the line from its inception to our inclusion in the wildly successful (and professionally done) SS09 Brooklyn Bridge Show, we have known Daniel to be a responsible, passionate advocate for indie fashion.
Daniel Saynt working hard for us at the Brooklyn Bridge Show
Any seasoned writer knows that each publication is required to take on a certain voice for their readers, and the fact that Fashion Indie's voice is provocative and edgy should not reflect on Daniel Saynt's character, merely on his choice of direction for the website. Additonally, every fashion blogger we've ever met has occasionally attended a runway show they were not invited to; it is basically a rite of passage for up-and-coming bloggers and we have a hard time believing that Style Coalition's Yuli Ziv hasn't taken in a few shows in this manner.
Fashion is a tough enough industry for everyone involved, designers and writers alike, without inventing conflicts like this on the pages of a major news publication. Have fun, celebrate your love of fashion, and keep a light-hearted attitude...after all, there's nothing less stylish than an uptight, boring Fashion Week.
Brooklyn Royalty Supports Daniel Saynt and Fashion Indie.
Village Voice Press from The Brooklyn Bridge Show
Press we got in The Williamsburg Courier thanks to Fashion Indie
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We're trying out the world of Fashion 2.0....let's find out whether it lives up to the hype tonight... :)
Monday, February 16, 2009
We were at The Tents on Sunday representing Brooklyn Royalty with the upper echelons of fashion, and here's the first street style post we found....thanks to everyone who sent this!
"Bob Bland, a fashion designer from Brooklyn, who has her own label called “Brooklyn Royalty” exclaimed her passion for DVF: “I love Diane Von Furstenberg, I had lunch with her when I was leaving school and she gave me a lot of great business tips."
Check It Out!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009