DESTINATION BROOKLYN: FASHION WEEK BROOKLYN CELEBRATES ITS 10TH YEAR ANIVERSARY

NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fashion Week Brooklyn (FWBK), a bi-annual event featuring international emerging fashion designers; announced today, their upcoming 10th year anniversary showcase that is set once again to take the Borough of Brooklyn by storm. The Fall/Winter collection starts on Sunday, May 1st through Sunday May 8th, 2016.



It all started with a conversation in a Bedstuy Brownstone apartment, when fashion industry veteran and founder Rick Davy who had a vison of what Brooklyn was vast becoming decided that the borough needed its own fashion show. Rick, then shared his idea with insiders within the fashion industry who told him that no fashion editor especially Vogue, Elle, or even the NY Times would ever come to Brooklyn to cover a fashion show, particularly one that is void of major designers, sponsors, and front rows filled with celebrities like Anna Wintour.

Despite the odds and the challenge, the first FWBK fashion show debuted on May 6th, 2006 in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn. Not only did editors come to Brooklyn, but FWB was the first of its kind to receive a full page story in The New York Times. Since its launch, Fashion Week Brooklyn has been featured in Harper's Bazaar, WWD, Esquire, GQ and Vogue. Now 10 years later we have designers like Christian Dior, Moncler and Alexander Wang showing their collections to editors at Duggal's Greenhouse in Brooklyn Navy Yard. In addition, Amazon's New York Headquarters in Williamsburg Brooklyn was the key sponsor of the New York Fashion Week Menswear Show.

"Unlike New York Fashion Week which focuses on major designers, Fashion Week Brooklyn is based on the essence of the Borough, which is community," – says Founder, Rick Davy.

Since its debut 10 years ago, FWBK has made Brooklyn the place for international and local designers within the community to showcase their collections. Fashion Week Brooklyn was recently name #5 of the Top 10 independent fashion weeks from around the world by PR Couture.

For more information, to sponsor or support Fashion Week Brooklyn please visit: www.fashionweekbrooklyn.com or send an email to info@fashionweekbrooklyn.com.

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Fashion Week Brooklyn is a bi-annual international collection show founded by the 501c3 non-profit BK|Style Foundation (BK|SF). FW|BK has emerged as one of the leading fashion events showcasing the talent of aspiring and established designers from across the globe. Attendees include a diverse spectrum of socially conscious, influential, fashion-forward men and women.

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