Zing Revolution skinned some walls for the Brooklyn Fashion Week-End Reception at Industry City. I had the pleasure of covering the event and was exposed to amazing music by the legendary Da Beat Minerz and some awesome live painting by Andre Trenier.
This past Sunday I had the pleasure of attending The Brooklyn Fashion Week-End Reception/Fundraiser. First off, I wanna start by stating that I went through hell and back just to get the event, but I’ll save the story for a rainy day.
Brooklyn’s Fashion Week-End started Thursday night, February 28, with keynote speaker Luis Valenzuela and continued with a runway show highlighted by designers Luis Valenzuela and Sohung Tong. The opening night party, similar to the closing night party, was also a fundraiser event by Mad Fusion. The second night of the Fashion Week-End was an all-out international extravaganza. The runway show was dominated by Anthony Borno of Lagos/Londo, Chike Mordi and Doris Gogo Abite of Nigeria, and Gregory Akanho of Ghana. The theme continued on Saturday with another runway show dominated by international designers such as Julia Fory of Switzerland, Joanna Hawrot of Poland and Tarique Tabbani of Pakistan.
The Fashion Week-End ended with an all-out Brooklyn show. Brooklyn designers such as Priti Bali, Sheila Rashid, and my personal favorite, Badazzclothing. The fundraiser party that closed the week-end out was by Brooklyn Soul Kitchen with XEX Mag and Ryan Curtis. The event had live painting by Andre Trenier. Music was by the legendary Da Beat Minerz who kept the whole Industry City shaking!
Enclosing, I just want to state that Industry City is beautiful. I didn’t realize it until walked out, but every wall is covered with street art. I’m a huge, huge fan, so I felt like I was going through a gallery just to get out of the building!
Photo Credit: Kimberly Anne
John Vincent is a blogger, entrepreneur, and social media strategist. A retired sneakerhead and men’s wear aficionado, he’s currently the creative director of the up and coming clothing line, Arevalo & Co. He’s a biased 90s hip-hop head and a die hard NY Knicks fan. For his daily rants and words of wisdom, follow him on twitter at @johnvince_.